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Execute APIs within dialogs

Currently a person's selection cannot execute an API call without exiting the dialog. We would like to add the ability to execute an API call within a dialog. This will allow us to cut down on the number of dialogs within an activity. This will help increase completion numbers.
  • Guest
  • Dec 22 2017
  • Not under consideration
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID81553
RTC ID RTC_ID487235
Link to original RFE http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rfe/execute?use_case=viewRfe&CR_ID=81553
  • Admin
    Greg Russell commented
    10 Feb 01:45pm

    While this could be beneficial, we don't expect to be able to deliver on this enhancement in the medium to long term.

  • Guest commented
    18 Jun, 2020 12:27pm

    Examples of use would be:

    1) carry out a postcode lookup that populates a dropdown/table for selection of the address to populate street, city, state etc.

    2) validate a field e.g. lookup up company number entered in a text box by API call to Companies House (UK government register of companies)

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