Building a User Intake System with Xano: Troubleshooting API Actions
In this meeting, the State Changer is seeking assistance with building an intake system for their app. They are new to the local tools and are trying to learn on their own. They demonstrate their progress by showing a screen share of what they have built so far. They have successfully set up APIs for user registration and checking balances, but they are stuck on implementing the APIs for topping up and withdrawing from the user's account. They are unsure if they are using the correct API and ask for guidance. The other person in the meeting suggests using the "stop and debug" tool to troubleshoot the issue step by step. They explain the importance of authentication and how it can help ensure secure access to user accounts. They recommend integrating authentication into the app and show the State Changer how to enable it in the Xano platform. The State Changer follows the guidance and successfully enables authentication. They then proceed to modify their code to fetch the user's account ID for top-up and withdrawal operations. The other person helps them understand the concept of API functions and how to use dot syntax to access fields in the database. They modify their code accordingly and run it to see the updated balance in the database. They also discuss future steps, such as implementing authentication through USSD and communicating with Circle Part, but decide to address those topics in future conversations. The meeting ends with the State Changer expressing gratitude for the assistance and mentioning their willingness to attend Xano's orientation sessions and Office Hours for further help.