API methods can be issued via IAPI or Documentum Administrator in addition to programmatic access through DFC. IAPI can send individual method calls to the server. The API can be used to create scripts for administrative or development purposes. One of the most common uses of the API is to dump an object to view all of its properties. For example, the following API command prints the names and values for all the properties of the object identified by the given object ID:
The API will not be discussed in detail in this book. API is no longer officially supported since most API methods have been mapped to DFC methods.