About Ascendance Web Services
This guide is intended for developers using Ascendance Web Services to integrate data from a school's Ascendance database with other applications. It includes helpful introductory material regarding web services implementation procedures, as well as the complete API documentation.
Ascendance Web Services work in conjunction with a school's My BackPack web portal to provide real time data about web user accounts, students, parents, alumni, faculty, and classes, and to accept course requests and updates to profile data such as addresses and contact information. These web services enable third party developers to create custom applications using a school's live data, and to make certain types of updates to that data.
Ascendance Web Services are comprised of five classes, each of which addresses a separate type of data or general set of tasks:
For more information about setting up and using Ascendance Web Services, see: