Previously when working with FME Server web developers could interact directly with the FME Server services through HTTP requests. This limited you to running workspaces and uploading data to be used within translations. However, as a web developer you often want to build dynamic interfaces which are data driven, the old way of doing things provided no way for you to do this. Enter the REST API new in FME Server 2011.
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Article Number: 000001462 - Last Modified: Jan 3, 2013
The FME Server REST API provides a simple, open Web interface to services hosted by FME Server, enabling you to do anything from run a workspace to cancel a running job.