Connecting to a data source via API
I have a data source which only has 2 options: manual extract of daily files from a portal OR API
I am not a developer, but can usually work things out in time i.e. I taught myself HTML, CSS and JS in order to complete a certain task - however at the moment I don't really have time do a lot of learning just to get this data to connect.
My question is: I know nothing about connecting to data via API; how hard is it? how long would it take me to figure out? OR - is there some easier way i.e. some app which simplifies the process with some WYSIWYG or something?
I really don't want to be manually uploading files every day if I can help it - thanks