FileHold Web Services API overview
FileHold software is based on the Microsoft .NET framework Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) model. Microsoft provides an ideal technology platform to implement web services and to deliver modern Service Oriented Architecture.
This architecture provides tremendous benefits to our customers, our partners and to product development and professional services teams in terms of product scalability, flexibility and performance.
The main subsystems of the software system communicate with each other via secure and fully authenticated web service calls. All FileHold clients including the Mobile and full Web Clients, Desktop Application and Sharepoint clients all interact with the Server using the same web services. These very same Web Services make up the Web Services API for integration of custom clients with the document management library. Examples of custom solutions include integration of the document management software functionality into other productivity applications, the development of connectors to import documents and metadata into the document repository from other applications or the ability to retrieve data and documents from the document library through a custom Intranet portal.
The SOA architecture provides the ability to deploy web services on different servers for the ultimate in system scalability and performance management.
This is the reference documentation of the libraries and Web Services which are part of the public API of the document management system. Its purpose is to help both in creating custom client applications and integrating existing third party applications into the document management system.
The first part of this documentation contains general information about the design and usage of the document management API along with sample code written in C#. The second part contains a list and brief description of all services, classes and methods which constitute the public API.
Access the API kit on your FileHold Server
You can find this documentation on your FileHold Application Server in the following locations:
FileHold 15.2 and higher
C:\Program Files\FileHold Systems\Application Server\ApiKit
FileHold 15.1 and lower
C:\Program Files\FileHold Systems\Application Server\FHAPIDocumentation
C:\Program Files\FileHold Systems\Application Server\APIDemo
Access the API reference documentation
A help file is provided to give details on the API methods and parameters. The help does not describe how FileHold operates. A reader of the help file should have basic knowledge of operating FileHold before attempting to program with the API. The normal FileHold clients use the same API that is available to developers. A good rule of thumb for the capability of the API is to consider that if you can do something with the web client, you will also be able to do it with the API.
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