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Load external data with API

Is it possible to load data into Sense from an external source which has an API? The source system is web-based and uses mySQL. The API sample PHP code looks like this:


$data = array(

    'token' => 'asdf098ghqh',

    'content' => 'record',

    'format' => 'csv',

    'type' => 'flat',

    'fields' => array('abstractor_1','bmi_data_1'),

    'rawOrLabel' => 'raw',

    'rawOrLabelHeaders' => 'raw',

    'exportCheckboxLabel' => 'false',

    'exportSurveyFields' => 'false',

    'exportDataAccessGroups' => 'true',

    'returnFormat' => 'json'


$ch = curl_init();

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, 'https://myurl.com/redcap/api/');

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, true);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_SSL_VERIFYPEER, false);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_VERBOSE, 0);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FOLLOWLOCATION, true);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_AUTOREFERER, true);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS, 10);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST, 'POST');

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_FRESH_CONNECT, 1);

curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, http_build_query($data, '', '&'));

$output = curl_exec($ch);

print $output;


Can I run or invoke this from Sense Enterprise? The API also allows for Java, cURL, Ruby, Perl, Python and R.

Thanks in advance.

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