Browse this page for answers to some of the frequently asked questions you might have about IBM® App Connect. Click on a question to see the answer, or click the Show all button to show the answers to all questions.

If you have a question that is not answered here, check the forum, where you can also ask questions for support or general topics. For questions about this FAQ, you can add a comment to the bottom of this page.

For step-by-step examples, see Tutorials for IBM App Connect.


Getting started

What is IBM App Connect (on IBM Cloud)?

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IBM App Connect provides a free Lite plan that includes the enterprise integration capabilities on IBM Cloud, a Professional plan that charges you based on the number of flow runs you execute, and a Custom Enterprise (annual subscription) plan that provides everything in the Professional plan in addition to running integrations in containers.

IBM App Connect provides the Designer web user interface for business users to quickly connect apps to automate tasks and boost productivity. Instead of manually performing high-touch, repetitive integration tasks, you can use a simple, business-oriented interface to create workflows and get notifications, sync data, track outcomes, and more. IT personnel can use the ‘configuration no-coding’ approach of Designer to create flows for APIs, add apps that expose in-house applications and systems, and more. For example:

  • You can connect apps like Salesforce, Marketo, and SAP, so that when an event occurs in one app the other connected apps are updated automatically.
  • You can create flows for an API, so that when the request is submitted (such as through a mobile or web application), the flow performs all its actions, and then returns a response that either confirms that the actions were successful, or returns the data that was requested.
  • Your IT department can expose in-house applications, such as OpenAPI apps and IBM Integration Bus message flows, as custom apps in App Connect Designer, with the same look-and-feel, and ease of use, as other apps.

IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud provides powerful, highly-flexible integration solutions between hundreds of apps and systems. It provides the classic Studio development tool and web management console for development and management of integration solutions, and entitlement to Designer in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud.

IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud is available as a multi-tenant platform that runs in the IBM Cloud, https://appconnect.ibmcloud.com/professional/.

The content about creating integration solutions in the IBM App Connect section of this site is primarily about use of Designer in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud, but there is some content about using Studio with App Connect Professional on Cloud for use of capabilities that are not yet in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud. The product documentation for the App Connect Professional offering is provided in IBM Knowledge Center.

Is there IBM App Connect software that I can download, install, and run outside IBM Cloud?

  • IBM App Connect Enterprise software combines the existing industry-trusted IBM Integration Bus technology with new cloud native technologies and with IBM App Connect Professional software, to deliver a platform that supports the full breadth of integration needs across a modern digital enterprise.

    IBM App Connect Enterprise v11 software can be installed directly on a physical machine running in your own Data Center, in a VMWare virtual machine, in a Docker image, as part of an IBM Cloud Private installation, or installed by you into a public cloud such as IBM Cloud, AWS or Microsoft Azure.

    For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions about IBM App Connect Enterprise.

  • IBM App Connect Professional software provides Studio for a powerful configuration-based integration approach to developing integration solutions with a broad set of connectivity to the most popular software-as-a-service (SaaS) and on-premise applications.

    IBM App Connect Professional v7.5.2 software can be installed in one or more VMWare virtual machines or in a Docker image.

What is a flow?

There are two types of flow in IBM App Connect: an event-driven flow and a flow for an API.

In an event-driven flow, you identify an event that can occur in your first application (the source application), and actions that can be performed in one or more target applications. The flow links the event to the actions so that, whenever the event occurs in the source application, the action is automatically triggered in the target applications.

For example, you might create a flow so that whenever someone registers as a new attendee with Eventbrite (the event), App Connect automatically adds details of the attendee as a new contact in Salesforce and as a new task in Asana (the actions).

A multi-node flow, with the source application and 2 target applications

You can also select a Scheduler application to trigger your flows at regular intervals or at specific dates and times.

A flow for an API contains a request, one or more target application actions, and a response. The request uses a model that you define to request the creation, replacement, or retrieval of data objects in your applications. When the request is submitted, each target application performs its action, and then the flow returns a response that either confirms that the actions were successful, or returns the data that was requested.

A flow for an API that creates a contact in your CRM system

Each time your flow runs counts towards your monthly quota.

What applications can I connect?

For a list of all the applications that are currently supported by App Connect Designer, see the Applications tab on the App Connect Catalog page. Click an application to see more details about support for that application.

For Salesforce and Netsuite ERP, you can trigger flows by events in significantly more objects than listed on the Applications tab, by polling. This greatly increases the number of triggers available for your flows with these applications, allowing you to use IBM App Connect’s event capabilities to react to additional business scenarios. You can learn about configuring polled events to trigger flows in this tutorial.

We’re working hard to add support for more applications, so the list is growing from week to week. If there are other applications that you want to use with App Connect, let us know. You can either add comments to the bottom of this page or .

IBM App Connect Professional Studio includes even more pre-built connectivity to hundreds of SaaS, packaged, and proprietary applications, both on cloud and on premises, which include Enterprise resource planning (ERP), Customer relationship management (CRM), Databases, web services, and flat files. This connectivity is established to endpoints by using native application protocols, with the advantage that no additional adapters are required and there is nothing to install or change at the endpoints.

For more information about applications supported by IBM App Connect, see Extensive built-in connectivity using IBM App Connect.

What devices and browsers can I use to access App Connect?

App Connect Designer has been tested with latest versions of the following web browsers on the devices listed:

  • PCs:
    • Google Chrome
    • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Macs:
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
  • Apple iPads with i/OS 10.x and above:
    • Safari
  • Android tablets:
    • Google Chrome

To use App Connect Designer, you should use the latest version of one of these web browsers. But, if you’re having problems with a different browser, let us know by posting an entry in the forum.

How do I get started for free (I have an IBMid)?

Follow these simple steps to get started with IBM App Connect:

  1. Click Sign Up.
  2. Click Already have an IBMid? (if you don’t already have an IBMid, use the steps below).
  3. Enter your IBMid, then click Continue.
  4. Enter your password, then click Sign up for App Connect.
  5. Enter your company name and phone number.

Result: Your My IBM – Products and services page is displayed with a tile for IBM App Connect, which you can use to launch App Connect and start connecting your applications. The next time you want to use App Connect, you can go directly to the App Connect home page, and log in with your IBMid and password.

How do I get started for free (I don’t have an IBMid)?

Follow these simple steps to create an IBMid and get started with IBM App Connect:

  1. Click Sign Up.
  2. Enter your email address and a password to use for your IBMid.
  3. Complete the other required fields in the form.
  4. Click Continue. A confirmation code is sent to your email account.
  5. Paste your confirmation code into the field provided, then click Sign up for App Connect.

Result: An IBMid is created with a name (your email address), and the password that you provided. Your My IBM – Products and services page is displayed with a tile for IBM App Connect, which you can use to launch App Connect and start connecting your applications. The next time you want to use App Connect, you can go directly to the App Connect home page, and log in with your IBMid and password.

How do I add, update, or remove a connection to my application or API?

You must connect App Connect to each application or API that you want to add to a flow. You can do so by providing account details for the applications and APIs either before you create a flow or while you are creating a flow. For information about connecting App Connect to an application or API, see Connecting to applications and APIs.

You can also add multiple accounts so that you can access different instances of an application or use different rate limits or access levels for an API, rename your App Connect accounts to help you identify which instance you are using, update the credentials for your accounts when necessary, and remove redundant accounts. For more information, see Managing accounts in App Connect.

What is the App Connect system status?

Check the following page to see if there are any current known issues with App Connect, and if there are any planned maintenance windows during which App Connect will be unavailable: https://developer.ibm.com/integration/docs/app-connect/app-connect-status/

I think I have a problem using App Connect. How do I get help?

There are a few things that you can do to troubleshoot your flows in App Connect or to help you resolve a problem while using IBM App Connect:

  • Check for messages on the tile for a running flow on the App Connect Dashboard.
  • Check the logs if you’re using App Connect on IBM Cloud.
  • Check the App Connect forum or the App Connect status page.
  • Browse this FAQ page for answers to some of the questions that you might have about App Connect.

For more information, see Troubleshooting.

Creating and managing flows

How do I create an event-driven flow?

A quick and easy way to create an event-driven flow is to use a pre-built template from the App Connect gallery of templates, or to import a flow definition file from supplied samples or from an exported flow.

Alternatively, you can create your own flow from scratch by clicking New > Event-driven flow from the App Connect Dashboard, or by completing the steps in tutorials for specific use cases. You’ll need to select an event to trigger the flow, one or more actions to be performed in target applications or APIs, and optionally apply specialized processing to your input or output data.

For more information, see Creating an event-driven flow from scratch or from a template.

How do I create flows for an API?

If you want a developer to be able to create an app that makes use of the data in your cloud-based applications, you can create flows that expose an API.

You can create flows for an API by using a pre-built template from the App Connect Templates gallery, or by importing a flow definition file from another App Connect environment or user.

Alternatively, you can create your own flows from scratch by clicking New > Flows for an API from the App Connect Dashboard, or by completing the steps in tutorials for specific use cases. You’ll need to create one or more models, choose the create, retrieve, or update operations to perform against each model, and then configure a flow that implements each operation. For each flow, add one or more actions to be performed in target applications or APIs, and optionally apply specialized processing to your input or output data.

For more information, see Creating flows for an API from scratch or from a template.

What type of actions can be performed on the applications or APIs in a flow?

Most applications or APIs allow you to perform the standard set of create, retrieve, update, or delete (CRUD) actions on their objects. For example, if someone signs up to attend your event, you can create a record for that attendee in your CRM application, or you can retrieve the details of all attendees so you can contact them with personalized offers. For more information about using CRUD actions in App Connect, see How CRUD actions work in IBM App Connect.

Other applications provide more specialized actions based on their function. For example, Microsoft Office 365 provides actions to copy, forward, or move messages.

What data can I specify to pass to a target application or API?

When you add an action for a target application or API in a flow, you need to specify data for any mandatory target fields. You can also specify data for any optional fields for that action.

You can use the data from previous nodes as input for the target fields, and can map to fields from previous nodes to specify dynamic values, and even apply JSONata expressions to transform the data. You can also specify plain text or pass a response code from a previous action.

For more information about specifying data in target fields, see Techniques for specifying data to be passed to a target application or API.

What transform functions can I apply to customize my data?

When completing a target field in a flow, you can add a transform function to customize the value of a source field that is to be passed to the target application. For example, you can convert text to upper or lower case, or calculate the count for the number of items returned. The syntax of the functions is JSONata, a lightweight query and transformation language. You can learn more about JSONata functions at http://jsonata.org.

For more information about using JSONata in App Connect, see Applying JSONata functions to transform your data.

What is advanced mode editing?

When configuring an action in a flow, you can switch to advanced mode editing for additional capabilities. For example:

  • You can expose fields that are not needed for general use, and so are hidden in the default edit view for an action.
  • You can insert mapped fields (and optionally apply JSONata transform functions) to dynamically set the value of fields instead of selecting pre-populated static values from a drop-down list.

For more information about using the advanced mode to complete the fields for an action, see Switching to advanced mode editing.

How do I define my own data properties?

Some applications require you to specify data in JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) format for the action you are trying to complete. For example, if you want to create a document in IBM Cloudant, you need to specify the document data in JSON format because IBM Cloudant stores JSON-formatted documents. Or if you want to specify request headers for an HTTP “Invoke method” action, you need to define the headers as a JSON object.

Rather than try to write this JSON by hand as a set of comma-separated key/value pairs enclosed within braces {}, you can construct the JSON structure by defining data properties from your flow. App Connect provides a built-in property editor that you can use to define data properties with assigned names and data types, before exposing the properties as fields so you can specify their values. For more information about defining your own data properties for an action in your flow, see Defining your own data properties.

Other use cases for defining your own data properties include using the Set variable utility in the App Connect toolbox to create reusable mappings, and the Log utility to customize your log entries. For more information, see Using a Set variable node to create mappings that you can reuse within a flow and Enhancing logging with customized log messages.

How do I use the toolbox utilities?

In addition to events and actions, you can add utilities from the App Connect toolbox to your flows (as nodes) to enable you to apply logic or some other type of processing to your data.

For example, you can add some conditional logic to your flow in the form of an “If” node if you want your flow to do different things depending on the data that it receives from applications in your flow. Let’s suppose you’ve created several events in Eventbrite and you want to treat the data that’s submitted for particular events differently. When someone signs up for the first event, you want to add them to your CRM system as a lead. But when someone signs up for the second event, you want to add them to a mailing list. And if they sign up for any other event, you do not want to do anything with that data.

To construct a flow with this logic, you can add an Eventbrite “New attendee” node as a trigger and then add an If node, as shown in the following image. The conditional logic says that if someone signs up to one of the events with the specified IDs, they’re either added as a lead in Salesforce or a subscriber to a list in MailChimp. But if they sign up to any other event, the flow won’t process any data for that sign-up, and will exit with a success message, indicated by the HTTP status code “200”.

Other examples of ways you can work with the toolbox utilities include:

  • Enhance logging by defining your own custom messages and fields that you want to display in the App Connect logs.
  • Create your own data properties with custom mappings that you can reuse as variables within a flow.
  • Generate notifications when certain conditions or situations occur within your flows and set up actions that you can trigger when these conditions occur.
  • Parse data returned by an event or action into an acceptable format for subsequent use in a flow.
  • Schedule your event-driven flows to trigger at specific times.

The toolbox utilities are available from the Toolbox tab in the flow editor when you are creating or editing a flow. For detailed information about all the utilities that App Connect provides and instructions on how to use them, see Toolbox utilities for specialized processing.

How is data validated in a flow and how do I resolve reported validation errors?

App Connect automatically validates the nodes in your flow and displays a warning icon Warning icon for flow validation if it detects one or more validation errors on a node; for example, if a mandatory field is left blank. To start a flow, you must resolve the reported validation errors; you can check the error for guidance, and then fix any account-related issues for the app or API, or field selection issues for the node as required.

For more information, see Validating your flow is ready to run.

How do I start, stop, edit, view, sort, or delete my flows?

When you create a flow, it is added to the App Connect Dashboard as a tile. Each flow tile contains an options menu [⋮] that you can use to manage the flow as follows:

  • Start or stop the flow. (You can also start or stop the flow from the flow editor’s options menu [⋮].)
  • Change the configuration of the flow or complete it if it’s in a draft state.
  • View the configuration of the flow while it’s running.
  • Delete the flow.

From the Dashboard, you can also change the sort order of your flows and apply a filter to search for specific flows.

For more information, see Starting, stopping, editing, viewing, sorting, and deleting flows.

How do I export and import flows?

You can share your flows across App Connect environments or with other App Connect users who want to configure identical or similar integrations by using App Connect’s export/import functions on the Dashboard. You can also use the export/import functions as a way of cloning a flow so that you can tweak the imported cloned copy.

When you export a flow, its configuration is saved in a .yaml file that can then be imported into the same environment or elsewhere.

You’ll need to set up your own accounts for each application or API in the imported flow if you do not already have one. You’ll also need to make sure that any prerequisite conditions for the flow’s event and actions are met. To start and run the flow, you’ll also need to ensure that the configuration settings for the nodes are validated.

For more information, see Exporting and importing flows.

What are the operational limits for App Connect?

App Connect is configured with the following built-in limits to help provide a stable experience during use:

Action complete time
An action in a flow must complete within 30 seconds, otherwise it times out and the flow fails.
Flow running time
A maximum of 60 seconds is configured for a flow run to complete.
Flow memory
A maximum of 100 MB of memory is reserved for a flow and all its data.

Note: If a flow includes a ‘For each’ node that is configured to process items in parallel, each branch is allocated an equal share of the total memory.

Batch process running time
A maximum of 1 day is configured for a batch process to complete execution.
Batch process memory
A maximum of 1 MB of memory is reserved for processing each record in a batch process.

If the running time of a flow is exceeded, you’ll receive a timeout error notification.

You’ll also see an error if the memory limit for running a flow is exceeded. Consider modifying your flow to reduce the amount of memory used; for example, reduce the number of nodes in the flow, or modify the number of filters on a retrieve action.

Connecting applications

Generally, connecting applications in App Connect Designer uses the same straightforward exercise of creating an event-driven flow or creating flows for an API, as described in the general guide How to connect apps – general use of App Connect Designer.

Some apps have special prerequisites, considerations, or example use cases; for these apps we are developing app-specific “How to” guides. For “How to” guides, see the main “How to” page.

For other information about connecting applications, see below:

What should I know about connecting to applications that are on a private network?

You use the IBM Secure Gateway to connect App Connect to applications that are available on a private network (for example, your company network or a private cloud). For more information about the IBM Secure Gateway, see IBM Secure Gateway.

From App Connect, you can download and install the IBM Secure Gateway Client before you create a flow or while creating an account for an application that is on a private network.

Note:

  • You cannot install the IBM Secure Gateway Client on a mobile phone or tablet.
  • You must set an access control list before you can connect to applications on a private network via the IBM Secure Gateway; see IBM Secure Gateway – Access control list.

For a step-by-step example of how to configure a private network, see Configuring a private network.

What can I do if my connection to an application is broken?

When you configure App Connect to connect to an application like Gmail, a notification that you have authorized App Connect to use your account details is recorded in your account profile for that application. For example, if you provide App Connect with your Google credentials, so that App Connect can connect to your Gmail account, you can see this authorization specified in your Google account (under Sign in & security > Connected apps and sites). If you remove the authorization from your Google account, App Connect can no longer connect to your Gmail account and any flows that use Gmail as a target application will become inactive.

To reconnect App Connect to an application where the authorization has been removed, go to the Applications tab on the Catalog page in App Connect. There, you can choose either to update the account, or to remove the account, and then add the account again (or add a new account).

Account details

I’ve forgotten my user ID. How do I find it?

Your user ID is the email address that you used to register for App Connect. If you have forgotten the email address that you used, click IBMid help desk, and locate the contact details for your country.

I’ve forgotten my password. How do I reset it?

Click Forgot password to go to the IBMid registration page and reset your password.

How do I change my password?

Click Change password to go to the IBMid registration page and change your password.

How do I change my email address?

Click Profile to go to your IBMid profile. Log in and change your email address in your profile.

Note: Your IBMid is still the same as the email address that you used when you registered for App Connect. Changing your email address does not change the name of your IBMid.

What features are available on each pricing plan?

For details of the different pricing plans and the features that are available, see the following:

What counts toward my monthly quota?

With App Connect on IBM Cloud, your quota is a number of flow runs per month. When a flow is triggered it counts towards your quota (even if your flow fails after starting).

If your flow invokes other flows when triggered, then the total flow run count towards your quota is 1 (original flow) + n (sub flow invocations)

With App Connect obtained through the IBM Marketplace, your quota is a number of actions per month. For example, an action is the update of a Salesforce Lead or the sending of an email. Only successfully-completed actions count towards your monthly quota.

How can I check my quota usage?

From the App Connect header, click the account icon (). A panel displays the following information:

  • Your current pricing plan (with a link to where you can upgrade the plan if you are on the Free plan).
  • The number of flows that you have running.
  • If you are on the Free plan, the number of flows that you are entitled to run.

Example of Account Information panel:

How do I upgrade my IBM App Connect plan?

If you want to do more than the Lite plan enables, you can choose to upgrade to a choice of Pay As You Go (PAYG) or Custom Subscription options for the Professional and Enterprise plans for IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud.

Likewise, if you are on the Professional plan, you can choose to upgrade to a choice of PAYG or Custom Subscription options for the Enterprise plan for IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud.

You can also choose to upgrade from a PAYG plan to a Custom Subscription plan.

For more information about upgrading your IBM App Connect plan, see Choosing and upgrading IBM App Connect.

How do I change my payment method or cancel my subscription?

Contact IBM App Connect support by clicking Contact Us in the menu in the App Connect header.

24 comments on"Frequently asked questions about IBM App Connect"

  1. Is there a direct way to import IBM BPM 8.0.0.1 flows into IBM App Connect? Or is an intermediate IBM IID migration required?

    • Karen Broughton-Mabbitt September 28, 2018

      Hi Priya,
      There is no direct import function for IBM BPM 8.0.0.1 flows. It’s not clear why you would expect to import a process modelling flow into App Connect given that App Connect is designed for integrating applications whereas BPM’s remit is concerned with modelling business process flows (which tend to involve tracking long running state and can include human interaction). Perhaps your thought here is that IBM’s BPM suite of tools also included the WebSphere Enterprise Service Bus product (which also uses IID to create its flows) for some of its integration needs, and you are interested in converting these integration flows to utilise App Connect instead? If so, then you may be interested in the WESB conversion tool which is provided as part of the IBM Integration Bus Toolkit.

  2. IBM Connect professional is “new version of Cast Iron” I used to use cast iron studio to develop orchestrations (.sp3). So how should I import old orchestrations project into this platform?

    • Ian_Larner July 23, 2018

      @Terry Hi,
      As an ACE v11 customer, you can run your Cast Iron-based orchestrations (.sp3) on the runtime of App Connect Professional v7.5.2, which is bundled as part of ACE v11. (You can import Cast Iron-based orchestrations into the Studio of App Connect Professional.) As mentioned in the ACE v11 annnouncement, IBM will continue to support customers in their use of IBM App Connect Professional while it is a supporting program in ACE v11. Also, App Connect Professional continues to exist as a separate product to ACE.

      Over time, you might choose to implement new cloud-based integration solutions by using the App Connect Designer user interface and deploying into App Connect on IBM Cloud. You should find that experience easier, and provide a more strategic direction for the future. Likewise, you might find it easier and more future-proof to replace some integration flows with event-driven flows and APIs in App Connect on IBM Cloud.

      Instead of implementing new integration flows for App Connect Professional runtime, you might prefer to exploit features of ACE v11 (from IIB) and cloud connectors to enable you to run flows in the ACE v11 dedicated runtime or perhaps as a hybrid solution that includes flows in App Connect on IBM Cloud.

      Over time, you might choose to implement new cloud-based integration solutions by using the App Connect Designer user interface and deploying into App Connect on IBM Cloud. You should find that experience easier, and provide a more strategic direction for the future. Likewise, you might find it easier and more future-proof to replace some integration flows with event-driven flows and APIs in App Connect on IBM Cloud.

      Instead of implementing new integration flows for App Connect Professional runtime, you might prefer to exploit features of ACE v11 (from IIB) and cloud connectors to enable you to run flows in the ACE v11 dedicated runtime or perhaps as a hybrid solution that includes flows in App Connect on IBM Cloud.

      Regards,
      Ian

  3. Akshay Ambekar June 12, 2018

    I defined a few variables using the ‘set variable’ function from the ToolBox, but I can’t see the variables I defined or use them in the events after their definition. I presume there should be a ‘Set Variables’ tab under Available Inputs while mapping a value of an object but it does not show up for me. Please help!

  4. How can I use existing Salesforce Account – to call Rest API Query using HTTP invoke?
    HTTP invoke requires Bearer token – which is generally my Session ID with salesforce. I dont see a way to use existing sfdc application account to be reused in this case !
    Also, can I re-use set varaible in a flow? I get some part of information in first HTTP invoke and later in second invoke. But I can not re-use the Set Variable to “Set” the values retrieved from second HTTP call

  5. Can someone explain the approach that need to be considered for integration of SAP with api connect ? What are the key activities to be done in SAP? Are there any limitations in connecting with SAP ?

    • @Nisar,
      Do you mean integration of SAP with IBM App Connect? (or IBM API Connect, to manage APIs that use SAP)

      For IBM App Connect, there is the “how to with SAP” page, which attempts to outline choices and what is involved, and links to tutorials of how to do things. If you are interested in SAP with App Connect, please check that out.

      In App Connect, you can create flows that use SAP for an API, which you can then publish to API Connect. For information about creating flows for an API, see the tutorial Creating flows for an API and the follow-on tutorial (and other content in the IBM community if of interest to you).

      If the content in the IBM Integration community does not answer your interest, please let us know.

      Regards,
      Ian

  6. Hi,

    Is it possible to get a specifc index of a JSON array?

  7. Can we get a Workday connector added here please. Great tool by the way!!!

  8. Hi, I am using app connect with Salesforce as an action(I am also new to Salesforce) and I have problem filling in a lookup field.
    When I use Create Opportunity acntion of Salesforce, I need to fill in the Account name field, which is a lookup field. Then the app connect flow gets an error because although I input the acount name into the field, Salesforce may not recognize that.
    How to solve the lookup field fill-in issue in App connect? Thanks!

  9. Hi,

    We wanted to migrate boomi integrations to appconnect. Is there any easier way to migrate them to appconnect instead of rebuilidng the integrations from the scratch?

    • Ian_Larner July 24, 2017

      @Ismail,
      There’s no one-to-one migration by copy from Boomi to IBM App Connect, and teams who moved projects from Boomi have responded that no migration tool would have helped their use case. Migration is an opportunity to review the original project to improve/simplify the design, eliminate issues, and exploit capabilities in IBM App Connect. Migrating by copy is usually more costly and persists poorer integration than reviewing the design and creating anew.

      Teams who migrated their projects off Boomi created new projects from scratch.

      Regards, Ian

  10. How do I connect to Data endpoints like JDE?

    • Ian_Larner April 20, 2017

      David,
      For JD Edwards (JDE) specifically, the current connect alternatives are 1) in App Connect Professional Studio the JDE endpoint (the current JD Edwards presence on the App Connect Applications page https://appconnect.ibmcloud.com/applications/) or 2) in App Connect Designer a custom app with IBM Integration Bus use of the WebSphere Adapter for JDE.

      For other endpoints ‘like JDE’ – enterprise on-premise applications – current connect options are similar.

      For JDE, and other endpoints ‘like JDE’, App Connect Designer has a fast-growing list of connectors that we are working to deliver. The on-premise application we started with is SAP, which we have delivered in App Connect Designer. We have plans for adding connectors like JDE to App Connect Designer in the coming months.

  11. Dear all

    I have the following case and I would appreciate any comment that could help.

    I have created an app by using IBM Domino Designer and I would like to connect that app to Slack.

    The logic of the app is very simple:
    1- You press a button on IBM Notes Client
    2- After that a message should be sent to one of Slack channel says [Test OK]

    The button on IBM Domino Designer is programmable (JavaScript, LotusScript could be used to program it)

    Any help would be appreciated
    Thank you very much in advance

    Best Regards

    Hattan

    • Karen Cameron October 20, 2016

      Hello Hattan,
      We don’t have a Domino connector in App Connect yet, so you can’t currently use App Connect to connect your Domino application to Slack. You might have noticed that you also have the ability to connect to a custom application in App Connect, but at the moment, you can only connect a custom application that is based on an IBM Integration Bus message flow.
      I hope that answers your question.
      Regards,
      Karen

  12. Timm Bryant October 12, 2016

    How do I edit an existing account for the Salesforce connector?

    • Karen Cameron October 18, 2016

      Hello Timm. Currently, you can have only one account connected to each application. If you want to connect a different account, or change the details of your existing account, you have to delete any flows that are using that account, delete the account, then re-create it. This is a known limitation that we are planning to remove in the future.

  13. The “What Transforms…” box does not fold away when I click on the arrow.

    • Please could you tell me what browser and operating system you are using? I don’t see this problem with Firefox or Chrome on Windows, but there might be other combinations of browser and operating system for which the open/collapse control is not working.

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