What happened to the well-known API reference?

StephanBStephanB Munich, GermanyCommunity Member Guru ✭✭
edited June 2020 in Qualtrics API

What happened to the well-known API reference?

Qualtrics API Reference used to be available at https://api.qualtrics.com/reference, with tags to single API requests such as https://api.qualtrics.com/reference#list-directory-contacts. A few days ago, the layout of the Qualtrics API Reference pages have completed changed (see https://api.qualtrics.com/api-reference/). Has there been any official announcement by Qualtrics that these pages are going to be relaunched?!

Direct links to single requests aren't working any more or just lead to the main page. Searching the navigation bar for the desired request takes several scrolls and clicks to find it (assuming the user exactly knows which chapter is the correct one).

The former possibility to copy whole examples of the request and/or the response example structure doesn't exist any more. This makes it quite uncomfortable to use these APIs in stand-alone automations, such as C# environments.

The additional reference with planned requests does not seem to be available any more as well.

Anybody else wondering?!

Best Answer

  • EmilyEmily Seattle, WACommunity Administrator Administrator
    Accepted Answer

    Thank you for the feedback, @StephanB! We have made sure to pass this along to our API team for them to consider in future iterations and improvements. In the meantime, they did want me to share how you can get auto generated code samples. If you look at this page, for example, you'll want to select the following options:

    Hopefully that helps!

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  • TomGTomG Raleigh, NCCommunity Member Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭
  • StephanBStephanB Munich, GermanyCommunity Member Guru ✭✭

    Hi TomG, I know this link, this is the new layout I am talking of :-). I was a frequent user of the former layout, so imho, the page layout is less comfortable and intuitive.

  • TomGTomG Raleigh, NCCommunity Member Wizard ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, it will definitely take some getting used to, and in the short term will be harder to use. Personally, I won't be able to judge whether it is worse or better until I've gained more experience with it.

  • DanWDanW MinnesotaCommunity Member - Trial User Qubie ✭

    I'm with you Stephan, this is a change for the much worse. I can barely read the text on the page since everything is whitewashed. It is going to take a LONG time for me to re-familiarize myself with everything.

    I hope Qualtrics can leave the API alone once its in a stable state.

  • StephanBStephanB Munich, GermanyCommunity Member Guru ✭✭

    Thanks @Emily for this helpful reply. Hadn't discovered the Code Generation thing so far, this really might help in some situations!

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