Countrylayer is a service for getting information on the world's nations. Countrylayer provides a JSON-based REST API, delivering reliable and accurate currency exchange rates for 168 world currencies and precious metals at an affordable price, which makes it the perfect instrument for startups and online businesses, as well as for larger companies in need of reliable financial data via an easy to use interface. The Countrylayer API is widely used to power financial departments, mobile applications, and back-office systems around the world.
In the context of Nintex Automation Cloud, Countrylayer is a connector Service used to define a connection required for associated actions and start events. Examples include Salesforce and Box. Method of integration to cloud services, business applications and content stores. and is used to create connections for Countrylayeractions A tool for building the processes, logic, and direction within workflows.. Use the Countrylayer actions to list and retrieve information about countries in the world. Use the Get country by region and Get country by region bloc actions to retrieve information on fewer countries. You can use these actions in your workflow to find and use information like a country's population, currency, and time zones.
For more information on Countrylayer, see the company website.
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Create a connection from the connections page or from the action configuration panel when configuring the action. For information about creating connections and assigning permissions, see Manage connections.
Complete the following fields when creating the connection:
In this field
Select or enter the following
|A name for your new connection.
|After signing up, every user is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access any of the API's data endpoints.
Countrylayer account requirements
- Nintex Automation Cloud uses the Nintex Automation Cloud - Countrylayer Connector to create Countrylayer connections. This connection requires you to grant the Nintex Automation Cloud domain access to certain Countrylayer data.
- You must use a Countrylayer API Key. After signing up, every user is assigned a personal API access key, a unique combination of letters and digits provided to access any of the API's data endpoints.
Use the Countrylayer data source to retrieve a list of countries and create a drop-down within a form. Each data source is configured for a specific account. You can create as many data sources as you need. For more information on creating a data source and assigning permissions to it, see Data sources.
Example: To allow users to select a specific country in a form, add a drop-down list of countries to the form using a Data lookup control A form control that allows users to select from a drop-down list of values that have been fetched from a third-party service.. The Data lookup control uses a Countrylayer - Get countries data source to list the countries available from the Countrylayer connection in the drop-down.
You can create a data source to:
- Get countries: list the countries available from your Countrylayer account.
Each data source is configured for a specific user. You can create as many data sources as you need.
Countrylayer data source fields
To access the data source fields, in the Add data source section, select Countrylayer in the Connector field and then select the Operation.
|The connection to use for the data source.