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

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

🔔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.

⚠️ 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.

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