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The tour is a step-by-step walk-through showing the highlights of using Live API Creator. The tour creates the Northwind API using the pre-installed Derby database, including a few sample resources and rules.

Tour Topics

The tour covers the following topics:

  • Create an API. Connect to a database.
  • Use your API. As shown in the following image, the tour consists of a series of mini-tours, indicated by the Tour icon.
  • Define custom resources.
  • Enforce integrity. Rules JavaScript.
  • Enforce security.
  • Add data sources.
  • Browse and edit data using Data Explorer.
    Note: Data Explorer also has a separate tour.

Exit the Tour

Press the <esc> key on your keyboard.

Disable the Tour

To disable the tour permanently, shift-click each of the tour steps. You can always restart the tour at any point by clicking the Gear menu in the upper right.