The Lotus Connections API is a RESTful Web Service. Representational state transfer ( REST ) is a style of application architecture. It is meant to be used in a client to server environment that supports hypermedia. The technology behind the API is very open and easy to learn. The Connections UI demonstrates many of its features as the services uses it’s own API. This architecture does not require any specific client requirements. The calling client only needs to be able to transport over HTTP. This makes extending Connections possible in the simplest web application or available to complex service oriented architected platforms.
Add a file to an activity to share it with other activity users. Adding a file to an activity from Windows Explorer is a great shortcut for sharing documents that you have created and stored locally. Open Windows Explorer. Right-click the file you want to add to an activity and choose Lotus Connections > Add to Activity. The name for the activity posting is filled in by default with the file name. You can edit this name if you wish. Add a description for the posting. Add tags. Tags are keywords you assign to describe your posting. Tags must be entered as a single word, separated by commas or spaces. Payroll, human-resources, and event_planing are examples of valid tag formats. Do one of the following: Select an existing activity. Create a new activity. Assign a name and optionally fill out the Descriptions and Activity Tags field for the activity. Click OK to save the file to the selected activity. When you open the activity, your file will be available as a posting.