User Guide

Retrieving the name of an extractor using the API

GUIDs uniquely identify each extractor. The address bar in your browser contains the GUID of the currently-selected extractor on the dashboard.


Each extractor also has a human-readable name. To retrieve the human-readable name of an extractor, set $EXTRACTOR_ID and $IMPORT_IO_API_KEY to your specific extractor GUID and API key, then use the following API request. This example uses the curl command to transfer and jq to format the output.

curl -X GET -s “$EXTRACTOR_ID?_apikey=$IMPORT_IO_API_KEY” | jq .name

The API returns an API response containing the human-readable name in plain text format.