Step 1: Getting Set Up
Getting Started With Your Answers Experience
To get started with the Answers API for your own Answers Experience, you will need to following pieces of information:
- API Key
- Experience Key
- Version (PRODUCTION or STAGING)
- Locale (language)
- Vertical Key (if doing vertical search)
- v (Versioning)
The API Key and the Experience Key can be found under Experience Properties on the “Home” tab of the Answers Experience. The Vertical Key can be found in the “Additional Vertical Setting” under the verticals configuration tab.
The v parameter (a date in YYYYMMDD format) is designed to give you the freedom to adapt to Yext API changes on your own schedule. When you pass this parameter, any backward-incompatible changes we made to the API after the specified date will not affect the behavior of the request or the content of the response. You will still benefit from any bug fixes or backward-compatible changes we may have made after the date you’ve specified.
Note: Yext has the ability to make changes that affect previous versions of the API, if necessary.
Getting Started With the Yext Test Account
If you don’t have an Answers Experience set up yet or just want to follow along with the guide you can use the following parameters:
For this guide, we will be using Postman to send our API requests. For an introduction to Postman, check out their guide.
Postman is not required so feel free to test the endpoints however you wish: CURL commands, copy pasting the example urls into the browser, your favorite request package etc. Currently all of the Answers API endpoints are GET requests with specified parameters.