Need to pull data from community edition using API

I need to find a way for an external viewer to pull data using a rest API. The deployment is local using Mongo community edition 5.0. I see stuff related to atlas, but no information to pull data this way using the community edition. Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated!

Hello @T-roy and welcome to the community!!

The Data API feature is only available for MongoDB atlas which allows to read and write to the databases using the API.
For more: Read and Write with Data API (Preview)
However, please note that this feature is only available for Preview and hence the feature/properties might change/upgrade in the near future.