API import from "api-football.com" helps you to:
- create matches;
- create players with extended data (name, position, nationality, birth date, weight, height);
- create a club squad;
- update finished matches (scores, lineups, substitutions, events, stats, kickoff date and time).
You have to get API key from “api-football.com” before a start.
If you plan to use a free tier, remember that you will incur overage fees on quota limit exceed and some actions on "step 4" produce up to a dozen requests. I recommend you to check your status after each action (see "How to check API status" section below).
- create Season, League and Competition
- create Clubs and assign Clubs to the Competition Group
- create Standing tables (optional)
Set API key and URL
Then enter your API key and set request URL. If you buy a subscription on RapidApi, set "RapidApi account". If you buy directly, set "Direct".
Set Local Competition
Then go to the “Football Leagues” >> “FL+ Import API”.
On the first step select local competition and click “Next”.
Map API and local Competition
If you use import for the first time, and mapping status is not “ok”, click on “edit” button at the right.
Set proper competition and click Save.
Now if competition mapping is "OK" click "Next".
On the next step link API and local clubs.
You have to create local clubs before (recommended to use Data Import tool).
On the last step, you can see a list of available actions. They are self-explained.
The recommended workflow:
- create all matches;
- update players for every club;
- update finished matches;
When you create matches, your request may be interrupted by a server (due to limit execution time). Try to run this action several times, until you get a successful message.
For Multistage Competitions
If you create matches for multistage competition, recommended to set start and finish date, otherwise, matches from other stages will be added to this stage.
How to check API status
If you use RapidApi account, visit - https://rapidapi.com/developer/billing/subscriptions-and-usage
If you subscribed directly, use the special form at the import page (see screenshot).
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