What's the best way to use an external api?

Toriyama 231 Reputation points
2022-06-05T23:44:18.003+00:00

I've been using ajax jquery, but I'm not sure if it's the best.
I've found it a little slow, but I don't know if it interferes that much at this point. At least this already works.

Another way would be with wpcontext.httpClient. I've been saying some problems trying to use this in OnInit before rendering, but it seems like a good solution. I need the render to only run when my OnInit has already gotten all the values I need from the api.

And I still know the axios.

I have been using a project without JavaScript Framework.

Thanks

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  1. RaytheonXie_MSFT 14,546 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2022-06-06T09:21:49.257+00:00

    Hi @Toriyama ,
    Per my research, We can use a web part context to call an external API using httpClient class available with this object. This class provides us with a method to make get and post methods to any API. Here is the steps for us to reference
    https://www.c-sharpcorner.com/article/how-to-call-an-external-api-from-a-spfx-webpart/

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  2. Rob Windsor 1,676 Reputation points
    2022-06-06T15:11:37.807+00:00

    The Microsoft Learn module entitled Use Microsoft Graph & third-party APIs shows you to use native SharePoint Framework types to consume external APIs in your projects. SharePoint Framework projects can incorporate data from anonymous APIs, those REST APIs secured with Azure AD, and Microsoft Graph.

    • Calling anonymous APIs using HttpClient
    • Calling Azure AD secured APIs using AadHttpClient
    • Calling Microsoft Graph using MSGraphClient
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