Here's a step-by-step walk-though of the video tutorial, which introduces the following features:
You can search for APIs in the API Publisher or Store in the following ways:
|By the API's name||As this is the default option, simply enter the API's name and search.|
|By API the API provider|
Provider is the user who created the API.
|By the API version|
A version is given to an API at the time it is created.
|By the context|
Context is the URL context of the API that is specified as /<context_name> at the time the API is created.
|By the API's status|
status:xxxx . For example, status:PUBLISHED
A state is any stage of an API's lifecycle. The default lifecycle stages include created, prototyped, published, deprecated, retired and blocked.
A description can be given to an API at the time it is created or later. There can be APIs without descriptions as this parameter is optional.
|By the subcontext|
A subcontext is the URL pattern of any resource of the API. API resources are created at the time the API is created or later when it is modified. For example, if you create a resource by the name
|By the content of the API documentation|
You can create API documentation in-line (using the API Publisher UI itself), by uploading a file or referring to an external URL. This search enables you to give a sentence or word phrase that is inside the in-line documentation and find the API that the documentation is added for.
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