REST API Web Services

RESTful web services are typically created to interchange data between Business Central and external systems. The acronym REST stands for REpresentational State Transfer. Any coding language capable of calling REST APIs can be used to use this feature. The Business Central API stack have been optimized for performance and is the preferred way to integrate with Business Central.

Business Central comes with an extensive list of built-in APIs that requires no code and minimal setup to use. When using the built-in APIs, please choose the highest API version available. You can also develop your own custom APIs using the AL object types API pages and API queries.

The articles in this section describe the key concepts and techniques for using APIs with Business Central.

To See
Enable built-in API Enabling the API for Dynamics 365 Business Central
Explore the built-in API for reading Business Central data Business Central API (v2.0)
Develop a custom API for reading Business Central data Developing a Custom API
Use APIs to automate tasks on an environment Administration API
Use APIs to automate environment administration tasks Admin Center API
Use APIs to automate environment cloud migration tasks Cloud Migration API

See Also

Business Central API (v2.0)
Business Central API (v1.0) Administration API Admin Center API Cloud Migration API Developing a Custom API
Administration API API Page Type
API Query Type