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API are aviable in all the ERP applications

Posted on 2016-09-28
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most of the time when we are trying to integrate people will ask whether we can get the API for each screen or transaction? Is it possible to get the API for each and every transaction or screen  wise in the stranded applications  . What is API and what is the practice of this
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Application program interface (API) is a set of routines, protocols, and tools for building software applications. An API specifies how software components should interact and APIs are used when programming graphical user interface (GUI) components.

Providing an interface to your .dll's allows them to extend your programs functionality or create their own UX using your programs libraries. Your API will show the calling sequence, the expected action and the expected return values and types.
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An API (Application Program Interface) is an interface that allows software programs to interact with each other.

An SDK (Software Development Kit) is a toolset that allows a programmer to develop applications for that specific platform.

Every application that allows external integration would be likely to have one or both of the above. If they do, the types of access and the areas you can access would depend on that specific program.

There are also many types of API and SDK ...
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Our software developers doesn't have each module level  API for integration . normally they will take some each case
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Would have been nice if the asker returned
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