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API Designer

In API Designer, you can use two different tools to create API specifications in RESTful API Modeling Language (RAML) 0.8 or 1.0, or according to OpenAPI specification 2.0 (OAS), and then publish those specifications to Anypoint Exchange.

Code editor

Use this tool if you do have experience with writing API specifications. It offers a larger degree of freedom for creating more complex specifications. It also displays errors and warnings as problems in your specification occur. The steps for using this tool are described in Create and Publish an API Specification with the Code Editor in API Designer.

Visual editor

Use this tool for lightweight designing and creating scaffolds. This editor does not allow you to import RAML fragments or perform several of the tasks that the code editor allows. As you fill in various forms, the editor writes your API specification for you. After creating a scaffold in this editor, you can switch to the code editor to customize your specification. The steps for using this tool are described in Create and Publish an API Specification with the Visual Code Editor in API Designer.

You can also use the code editor to create API fragments in RAML. The steps are described in Create and Publish an API Fragment in the Code Editor in API Designer.

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