Transaction History is Now Available in SwaggerHub Explore

  June 20, 2023

We’re excited to announce a new feature inside SwaggerHub Explore that will revolutionize your experience with the tool. With SwaggerHub Explore, this free tool not only meets your current needs but promises a continuous stream of exciting roadmap features.  

Introducing the History Tab  

The history tab now allows you to manage the connections in the log in the following ways: 

  • Delete connections from the log - Unclutter history and ensure the APIs connections are only the ones you need to revisit.  This helps accelerate your API consumption process.  
  • Add connections to spaces - Group API calls so you can organize APIs into meaningful working groups. Know where to find them quickly when you need to interact with them.  
  • View Data and Metadata from transactions in history – Understand what inputs produce which outputs from the transactions in history. 
  • Re-run transactions in history – Easily re-run transactions in history with the same inputs to better understand any potential changes to the APIs behavior. You can also easily modify, request, and resend. 
  • Bulk delete of transactions - Delete and bulk delete can be grouped. 

Why is Seeing Transaction History Important in API Exploration?  

Transaction history is important for both the API provider and consumer. For the provider, transaction history could accelerate consumption and understanding for APIs for faster development cycles. For the consumer, it reduces context switching when exploring APIs.  Understanding historical transactions can feed into the work being done presently with the same APIs.  

Transaction History is Important in API Exploration for Several Reasons:

  1. Understanding data flow - Transaction history provides insights into how data moves and changes within an API system. By reviewing transaction history, developers can gain a better understanding of how different API endpoints and resources interact with each other. This knowledge is crucial for effectively using and integrating APIs into applications.
  2. Debugging and troubleshooting - Transaction history allows developers to identify and diagnose issues or errors that may occur during API interactions. By reviewing the transaction log, developers can pinpoint problematic requests, responses, or patterns that may be causing errors or unexpected behavior. This information is valuable for debugging and troubleshooting issues in API integrations.
  3. Testing and validation - Transaction history can be used to verify the accuracy and consistency of data exchanged through API calls. By comparing the expected results with the recorded transactions, developers can ensure the API functions as intended and the data returned is correct. This is especially important during the testing phase of API development.
  4. Auditing and compliance - Transaction history plays a crucial role in auditing and compliance processes. It allows organizations to track and monitor API activities, ensuring all transactions are recorded and auditable. This is particularly important for industries that have strict regulatory requirements, such as finance or healthcare, where maintaining a clear transaction history is essential.
  5. Performance analysis - By analyzing transaction history, developers can gain insights into API performance, such as response times, error rates, or usage patterns. This information can help identify areas for optimization or scaling, ensuring the API can handle the expected load and deliver responses within acceptable time frames. 

Overall, transaction history provides a valuable record of API interactions, enabling developers to understand, debug, test, and monitor API integrations effectively. It supports the development, maintenance, and optimization of robust and reliable applications that rely on APIs. 

So, what are you waiting for? Try the tool for free now.