A newer version of the Ed-Fi ODS / API is now available. See the Ed-Fi Technology Version Index for a link to the latest version.


This documentation describes concepts and techniques necessary for a technical professional to understand and successfully exchange information with an Ed-Fi ODS / API.


This documentation is for current and prospective ODS / API client implementers. Client implementers are generally software developers, database administrators, or data integration developers. Client implementers interested in the inner workings of an Ed-Fi ODS / API platform may also find the Platform Developers' Guide useful. Similarly, ODS / API platform hosts may find this information useful.


To gain the most benefit from this documentation, the reader should already be familiar with the following knowledge areas: