Dynamic custom fields

Learn about dynamic custom fields

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Written by Gregory Claeyssens
Updated over a week ago

Sometimes you need a custom field where the values are fetched from an external system. This can be your website or any other source.

A typical example is to link an article to a certain brand, where your website has a collection of brands on file.

StoryChief provides the option to create custom select fields, where the available options are fetched from your own API.

โš ๏ธ Caution: This article assumes basic knowledge of APIs.


Start using dynamic custom fields

Step 1. Provide an endpoint where StoryChief can fetch the available options from in JSON.

[
{
"key":"659",
"value":"Microsoft"
},
{
"key":"4740",
"value":"Amazon"
},
{
"key":"49",
"value":"Apple"
}
]

๐Ÿ””Note: Basic security could be added in the form of a shared private key as url parameter if your endpoint is served with SSL/TLS.
Example: https://my-website.com/api/companies?key=OPTIONAL_SECRET_KEY

Step 2. Reach out to your StoryChief support engineer for finalization.

โŒ Limitation: This feature is only available on Enterprise plans.

The result would look like this:

When publishing the key will be sent over from your original API response. In this case, โ€œMicrosoftโ€ would result in key โ€œ659โ€ being sent.


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