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 a Story 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.
⚠️ This article assumes basic knowlegde of APIs.
Step 1. Provide an endpoint where StoryChief can fetch the available options from in JSON.
Example: GET https://my-website.com/api/companies
🔔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.
Step 2. Reach out to your StoryChief support engineer for finalization.
⚠️ 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, “Microsoft” would result in key “659” being sent.