An API call is a synthetic transaction to an API endpoint made by an APImetrics agent made from one or more cloud locations or a virtual or physical server in your internal network.
Click ADD API CALL either from the side Navigation menu or the top left of the dashboard.
This brings up the API edit page which will always have a default call shown for reference. The tabs along the top let you set more advanced features such as authentication, deployments, conditions, alerts and so on.
All calls you create are giving a reference name which you can set to something more user friendly in the Test Name box.
You can set the call type from the drop down menu (GET, POST, PATCH, DELETE etc...) and add parameters by clicking the PLUS sign.
When you're read, either click run for the call to be executed from our default server (Google - Iowa) or click the drop down to pick a specific location. The call will then be executed and the results shown.
Runs the API call from our default server (Google - Iowa, USA) - the dropdown arrow allows you to pick a different location to run from.
There will be a short delay in showing results depending on location
As we're making the call from a remote, real, location, there will be a slight delay as the call is sent to the remote agent and then executed.
We will then show the result of the API call.
If you can't find your call or result, you can always click on the All Results option in the navigation menu or the API Calls option which will show you a list of all the calls you have defined.