Restlet Cloud Data Stores can wrap external data sources so that you can leverage the data they contain by means of the Restlet Cloud platform.
These special Data Stores are called Wrappers.
Restlet Cloud supports a number of external data sources for both Entity Stores (structured data) and File Stores (static files).
To create a Wrapper Entity Store, go to your Dashboard and click on the + Entity Store button.
Select the type of external data source you would like to wrap from the Type drop-down menu.
Each wrapper has its own simple configuration procedure.
For details on how to setup each wrapper, please navigate to the appropriate subsection below.
Google Sheets Wrapper
Google Sheets is a collaborative data editing tool that belongs to the Google Docs suite.
The Google Sheets Wrapper Entity Store lets you wrap your spreadsheets to Restlet Cloud in the form of structured entities. You are then free to expose these entities via web APIs.
SQL database Wrapper
SQL is a language for defining and manipulating data structures stored in relation databases.
The SQL Wrapper Entity Store lets you wrap an SQL database (MySQL only) to Restlet Cloud in the form of structured entities. You are then free to expose these entities via web APIs.
For more information jump to our Expose data from an SQL database as an API tutorial.
AWS S3 is a file storage service provided by Amazon.
The S3 File Store lets you wrap AWS S3 buckets to a Restlet Cloud File Store. You are then free to expose these files via web APIs.
For more information jump to our AWS S3 tutorial.
GitHub is a web-based Git repository hosting service.
The GitHub File Store lets you wrap GitHub repositories to a Restlet Cloud File Store. You are then free to expose these files via web APIs.
For more information jump to our Expose files from a GitHub repository as an API tutorial.