What is an API?

An API, or Application Programming Interface, is used to specify how some software components should interact with each other. By using our API, clients are able to create bridges from our software to another so that they can work together.

What can I do with the Databank API?

An API can be used for many things. Here are a few examples:

  • show live member data in your own pages
  • add new people to your Databank
  • return lists of members based on search criteria
  • return personal info, contact notes, and contribution data on individual members
  • show a list of meetings
  • download data on a schedule, for offline storage or analysis

How do I get the Databank API?

You will need to use your own developer to program applications to take advantage of thedatabank’s API. thedatabank, gbc. will provide documentation and grant access to our API, but will not be responsible for your implementation.

Databank Clients: To have this feature enabled and receive the documentation, please use the Support Request found in the Help drop-down menu.