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How to query an external source for data?

Question asked by Yari Marchetti on Aug 27, 2014
Latest reply on Aug 28, 2014 by paperless
i need to augment the information available in a module with some data coming from an external source. This data is not cacheable, and needs to be looked up every time a record detail is accessed (via a REST API), hence i cannot synchronize it overnight with SugarDB. A similar example of what i have to build is a bank account summary, where the account balance needs to be always looked up to have the most fresh information available.

Initially i was thinking on using a connector but i don't know if this is the best approach (and honestly i'm having some problems figuring out how to map the result of the call to a field in the view). Does anyone have a better idea?

I'm working on a 7.2.1 professional version.