API Events

See API Specification

An API Event can fire from any workstation. The format is a web hook, which is simply a REST style call to an endpoint of your choice, so it's the reverse of the normal REST calls that you would make to the API. The event includes the Customer Api Key in the Authorization header, name of the machine firing the event in the Workstation header (Added in version 22.4.28), and the event's type in the Event-Type header (Added in version 22.4.35). You manage which events you want to fire by using API Subscriptions.

How to Use:

1. Subscribe for UI and/or Database Events with Subscriptions POST.
2. Begin monitoring the location specified in Subscription.EndPointUrl.
3a. Database Events will fire at the interval specified in Subscription.PollingSeconds.
3b. UI Events will fire instantly for the workstations specified in Subscription.WorkStation.
4. View, modify, or remove Event monitoring with Subscriptions GET, PUT, and DELETE.

Database Event

Open Dental and the API Service generate these events by polling the database at the frequency you specify. Each fired event has a maximum capacity of 1000 elements (Added in version 23.2.1). If an event were to contain more than 1000 elements, then the elements will be sent in batches of up to 1000 at a time.

Types: The type is specified in the subscriptions.WatchTable field.
AppointmentDeleted (Added in version 22.4.35)
PatField (Added in version 22.4.8)

POST https://myserver/apievents/appointmentevent
Authorization: VzkmZEaUWOjnQX2z
Workstation: MOLLYR
Event-Type: WatchTable: Appointment
(there are other headers that can be ignored)

"AptNum": 18,
"PatNum": 17,
"AptStatus": "Scheduled",
"Pattern": "//XXXX//",
"Confirmed": 19,
"confirmed": "Not Called",
"Op": 3,
"Note": "",
"ProvNum": 1,
"provAbbr": "DOC1",
"ProvHyg": 0,
"AptDateTime": "2020-07-31 08:30:00",
"NextAptNum": 0,
"UnschedStatus": 0,
"unschedStatus": "",
"IsNewPatient": "false",
"ProcDescript": "Seal, Seal",
"ClinicNum": 0,
"IsHygiene": "false",
"DateTStamp":"2021-05-03 08:30:12",
"DateTimeArrived": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
"DateTimeSeated": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
"DateTimeDismissed": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
"DateTimeAskedToArrive": "0001-01-01 00:00:00",
"colorOverride": "0,0,0",
"AppointmentTypeNum": 0,
"SecDateTEntry":"2020-07-04 09:12:05",
"Priority": "Normal",
"PatternSecondary": "XX////XX"

UI Event

Open Dental fires these events immediately upon user action. They are usually intended for a localhost endpoint.

UiEventTypes: Specified in the subscriptions.UiEventType field.
PatientSelected - Occurs whenever a patient is selected (Patient Select window, Account Module, etc.).

POST https://myserver/apievents/PatientSelected
Authorization: VzkmZEaUWOjnQX2z
Workstation: MOLLYR
Event-Type: UiEventType: PatientSelected
(there are other headers that can be ignored)

"Address":"201 S Burnett Ln",
"DateFirstVisit": "0001-01-01",
"DateTStamp":"2022-04-21 11:46:19",