REST Web Services

Data API Using REST Nodes

The World Health Organisation (WHO) provides a wide range of data on health related topics. Here we show how to access data from their RESTful webservice that provides data on causes of death. The data is retrieved as XML, and the relevant data is extracted using the XPath nodes. After some processing, and aggregation statistics a subset of the data is plotted using a Tag cloud to show differences in the top 10 causes of death for men and women. We also plot a Bar Chart showing how these rates of death have changed between 2000, and 2012.

Access YouTube REST API

This workflow accesses a few YouTube services through the Google YouTube REST API. "search" to retrieve videos according to selected keywords (use + to join multiple keywords). "videos" to get details about a given video through its video ID. "commentThreads" to get all comments for a video with a given videoID.

Public Google Sheet-meets-Excel

Accounting Sheets for a Restaurant Business. In 2016 an Excel File was used. In 2017 a Google Sheet was used. Now we want to compare the monthly and YTD revenues for both years. Will Excel Sheets and Google Sheets blend? Excel sheet is accessed via an Excel Reader node; Google sheet via a REST Google API. The Google Sheet can be public (no authorization required) or private (OAuth2 authorization required). This workflow demonstrates an example of access to a public document.

Private Google Sheet-meets-Excel

Accounting Sheets for a Restaurant Business. In 2016 an Excel File was used. In 2017 a Google Sheet was used. Now we want to compare the monthly and YTD revenues for both years. Will Excel Sheets and Google Sheets blend? Excel sheet is accessed via an Excel Reader node; Google sheet via a REST Google API. The Google Sheet can be public (no authorization required) or private (OAuth2 authorization required). This workflow demonstrates an example of an access to a private document.

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