Simple Object Designer

Expose data as API endpoints

With the Simple Object Designer, it’s possible to expose data as API endpoints. Microsoft is working hard to make API endpoint the primary way of getting to BC data. However, API endpoints can only be created by writing code. In the Object Designer you simply select a table and specify what fields to export.

Each API uses a Entity Name for a single record and Entity Set Name for a list of records and the matching caption fields.

An API endpoint is a web service using the OData protocol. It can be used everywhere where you would typically use the classic Web Services (Like Power BI, Excel)

A Group field groups API endpoints to make it easier for the consumers to find them.