Troubleshooting and Enhancing API Call Performance in Xano
The State Changers discussed the issue of handling empty values from API calls. In the example used, there were empty entries in the "Strategies" part of the system. One of the participants sought ways to eliminate these elements to clean up the data.
Solutions proposed were built around using "Filters" within Xano. They initially considered identifying and filtering out the empty entries. The discussion revolved around using 'is_empty' to find and isolate empty entries, and then action these based on index position in the array. However, they eventually discovered a more straightforward way to manage this using the 'Remove' function in Xano, which directly removes elements based on a set of criteria.
Finally, they touched on the importance of understanding filters in Xano, which can enhance proficiency with the platform. They pointed out that the current documentation might not be as comprehensive or elucidative as users might wish. One recommend learning PHP as the Xano platform is built on this language, giving a more insightful understanding of the system's operation.
This meeting would be valuable to anyone looking for solutions in handling null or empty values when dealing with APIs using Xano or those interested in advancing their skills in using Xano filters.