Alberto Ruiz

Lack of externalIds in some REST entities

Discussion created by Alberto Ruiz on Feb 15, 2019



We all know that the REST API is heading toward a complete ditch of internal / primary IDs and for a good reason, they don't resist restorations, migrations, etc ... The problem is that some entities lack of the externalId field, like Contents, Announcements, Memberships and many others.


It would be extremely useful for external Syllabus integrations, some SIS that rely on IDs to manage memberships or grades and a lot more of external systems integrations.


I'm sure I'm not the only one that have found this problem while designing an integrations, how did you overcome this issue?.