Getting Started with Vainu

This page will help you get started with Vainu. You'll be up and running in a jiffy!

Get started

We have collected some key guides here to get you started with the Vainu API. We hope this documentation gives easy and quick answers to all of your questions. But whenever this is not the case, please reach out to us and we will be more than happy to help and improve our documentation.

1. Make sure you have your Vainu license with API enabled

Jump to the Vainu platform to generate your first API key to begin fiddling with the API. See authentication for further details

Want to try out Vainu's API? Click here for a free API trial.

2. Try out our company search in the Data API

This is the core of our API and you will most likely use it to some extent. Check out filtering and the rest of the "Using the Data API" section.

You can also check out some common Vainu API use cases, and see if we already described a solution for your data needs.

3. Need to find the exact data field?

Our data reference includes more in-depth articles on various data types.

4. Design your workflows

Our use case examples describe common solutions our API has been used for and some best practices on how to start your own work.

Integration workflows describes some common workflows for our API that can help to kickstart your project.

5. Join our Slack?

We have a Slack community for ideas, project discussions, and development support. Reach out to your contact person at Vainu for an invite and have a chat with Vainu developers, consultants, and other people that hang out there. We're keen on hearing about your use cases and are always happy to help out.

Common use cases and solutions

We have collected different kinds of use cases and Vainu API solutions for them. In the use cases section, you can find written descriptions of the use cases and workflows behind them. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, head to recipes. There you will find various scripts that describe these workflows and they can be freely used in your projects.