As part of the series of product update videos on AgilePoint NX v8.0 Software Update 2 release, the next one I would like to share is about the OData Entity Set Lookup for eForms.
OData also known as Open Data Protocol is a OASIS standard that defines a set of best practices for building and consuming RESTful APIs. OData helps you focus on your business logic while building RESTful APIs without having to worry about the various approaches to define request and response headers, status codes, HTTP methods, URL conventions, media types, payload formats, query options, etc.
At this time we are going to support OData Entity Sets only which is majority of what you see in the market. We do not support OData functions and actions. Also it supports OData 4 only which is the latest standard. So it would not support OData 2 and 3 which are older formats. If you wish to read more about OData, you can refer the following site
Let’s look at this feature in action.
Note: Please note that this video is recorded while this feature is in beta version. Some of the labels and icons might change by the time it goes GA but the general concept of configuring the lookup would remains the same.