Generally, connecting apps in App Connect Designer uses the same straightforward exercise of creating an event-driven flow or creating flows for an API.

You can use App Connect to connect apps by configuration and data mapping without a need for coding, and can achieve a return on your investment in minutes/hours, not days/months.

This general guide is to show you how…

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What should I consider first?

Before you use App Connect Designer to connect apps, consider the following information.

You’ll choose to create either an event-driven flow or 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.
  • 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 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.

To allow IBM App Connect to connect an application like Salesforce you need connection details. Typical connection details are the user ID and password of an account for the application.

Examples

Creating an event-driven flow to connect apps

Learn how easy it is to create an event-driven flow in App Connect Designer.

Creating flows for an API

Learn how easy it is to create an API flow in App Connect Designer.

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