# API Recipes


API recipes have replaced the API endpoint functionality of Callable recipes. Check out the FAQ to find out more.

An API recipe is a type of recipe that can be used to create API endpoints. Using the API Platform feature, you can expose these endpoints to external users or utilize them in other recipes.

API recipes enable you to share data with partners and other accounts. For example, you could create an API that provides inventory status to your suppliers.

In this guide, we'll cover:

# Requirements

To use API recipes, you'll need access to the API Platform feature. If you don't see this option in the Tools menu, reach out to your Customer Success Manager.

# Triggers And Actions

When you use Build an API endpoint as a recipe's starting point, Workato will automatically create the recipe with the following steps:

You can add additional actions, but these two steps must be present to successfully build an API recipe.

# Creating An API Recipe

Ready to make your own API recipes? Check out the API recipe walkthrough to get started.

# API Performance

Need tip-top API performance? Using the Jobs data retention recipe setting, you can disable log creation and reduce latency for your API recipes.

Check out the Defining data retention for recipes guide for more info.

Last updated: 9/14/2023, 9:26:48 AM