API server

Access PIM data online using third-party applications – e.g. for Intranet, Internet and desktop applications

Using the API server enables external systems, such as websites, shop systems, portals, SharePoint, labeling systems, ERP systems, etc., to directly access all data in the crossbase database. For example, it is possible to access product features, product relationships, product hierarchies, media files, texts and translations as well as catalog ranges and prices.

You can find references on using the API server here: Examples of best practice: Data export

Main module

Module description

The crossbase API (Application Programming Interface) server provides a flexible way of accessing data in crossbase – regardless of changes to the underlying crossbase data module. The interface can be used by experienced software developers to write programs with relatively little time and effort that read data from the crossbase database.


The API server allows all data in the database to be queried and evaluated autonomously. The API server is maintained by crossbase to ensure that queries remain compatible (unlike direct SQL queries).


Access can be limited via authentication tokens and transmission safeguarded via SSL/TLS.


The data objects are configured according to the customer-specific application based on the framework.

Optional modules

REST services

The API server provides a REST interface that can be used by third-party applications. The results are transmitted in JSON format. The enquiries can be sent via both HTTP and HTTPS. The REST services are configured on a customer-specific basis according to requirements and can be flexibly extended.


This module enables general access to the API server via SSL and authentication tokens.

API cache

The API cache enables data to be held in the API server memory so that this can be made available quickly in the event of a query. This module is particularly suitable for data objects that are complex to acquire and would therefore lead to much longer response times without the API cache in operation.

Software documentation


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