About data services

Data services retrieve data from other sources and connect with other Infor products using ION APIs. For example, use a data service to load data from an external source into your Infor OS App Designer project, or to save data from your project to an ION API destination.

Data services connect Infor OS App Designer to Infor APIs, using Infor API Gateway technology, as persistent references and enable the use of Infor OS App Designer across different applications.

You can create data services within Infor OS App Designer.

For a data service to work with other applications in Infor OS App Designer, you must have the appropriate system or ERP in Infor OS Portal. For example, if you have Infor Mongoose installed and configured in Infor OS Portal, then you can use the respective APIs in Infor OS App Designer.