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Gainsight APIs belong to the Representational State Transfer (REST) category. They allow you to perform 'RESTful' operations such as reading, modifying, adding or deleting data from your Gainsight tenant.
Gainsight offers REST APIs to integrate your applications or services with the Gainsight platform. Gainsight API documentation is intended to address developers who need to understand the Gainsight APIs before integrating applications and services with the Gainsight platform. Using these APIs, you can insert or update data into the Gainsight applications from external systems. Data which is upserted into Gainsight applications is stored in various objects in Gainsight’s Matrix Data Platform (MDA). Using these REST APIs, you can manipulate objects (Read/Write/Upsert/Delete) and insert or update upto 50 records in a single API call. If you want to perform bulk loading (inserting more than 50 records), you can use Gainsight Bulk API.
Gainsight offers documentation for different REST APIs to load data into the Gainsight Standard objects Company, Person Object model, and any custom objects that you create in Gainsight. As different Gainsight applications are built on these objects, loading data directly into these objects from external systems using APIs enables you to see this data in the Gainsight applications directly. Following are the API documents available:
- Company Object API Documentation: It helps you understand different APIs to Upsert (Insert and Update) company records into the Gainsight standard object Company.
- Person API Documentation: It helps you understand different APIs to upsert person records into the Gainsight Person object model.
- Custom Object API Documentation: It helps you understand different APIs to upsert records into any Custom object created in Gainsight.
Gainsight Bulk API
Bulk API is a Gainsight connector that helps you automate insert or update of large amounts of data from a CSV file into Gainsight standard and custom objects. To insert or update records using this connector, Admins create a Data Ingest Job and perform job configuration like field mappings and derived mappings. As per the job configuration, Admins can generate a cURL API in the connector and share with developers. Developers can then use these APIs to upsert records in various Gainsight objects from external systems. As different Gainsight applications are built on these objects, loading data directly into these objects from external systems helps to see this data in the Gainsight applications directly. Since each job configuration, such as source object, field mappings, derived mappings, etc. are completely controlled by the Gainsight Admin, developers should contact their Gainsight Admin to generate a cURL API that meets a specific requirement.
Data can be loaded into following objects using Gainsight Bulk API:
- Gainsight Custom objects
Following are the documents provided on Gainsight Bulk API: