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 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.

⚠️ 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.


🔔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.

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, “Microsoft” would result in key “659” being sent.

📚 Next steps

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