Learn more about using IBM® App Connect by completing hands-on tutorials to create event-driven flows and APIs, and to try other features of App Connect. Create flows and APIs from templates, from imported flow definition files, or from scratch.


Introduction: Creating an event-driven flow

In an event-driven flow you identify an event that can occur in your source application and actions that can be performed in one or more target applications. The flow is triggered when the event occurs.

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Introduction: Creating flows for an API (Part 1)

A flow for an API contains a request, one or more target application actions, and a response for an API operation. The flow is triggered by calling the API operation such as from mobile and web applications. If you want a developer to be able to create an app that makes use of the data Read more

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Introduction: Creating flows for an API (Part 2)

In the tutorial Creating flows for an API you created a REST API to create a customer contact in Salesforce. In this tutorial, you’re going to create an API that will retrieve and update contact details in Salesforce. Watch the video First, find or create everything you need: Ensure that you have completed the tutorial Read more

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Introduction: Using templates to create flows from the welcome guide

In the App Connect UI, the Welcome guide introduces the basics of App Connect, and includes videos of how to build flows for a fictional sunflower festival. Each of the videos has an accompanying template in App Connect. (In the App Connect UI / Templates page, search for the template that matches the video.) All the templates include instructions on how to use them

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    Adding a Mailchimp subscriber when a new message is added to Slack

    Learn how easy it is to create an event-driven flow that is triggered by a new message in Slack so that you can perform an action in another app.

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    Adding a notification card to a flow

    Learn how to use the “Notification” node in an App Connect flow to create notification cards. The Notification node enables you to create a notification card that is sent when certain conditions occur. For instance, you could create a card to be notified when an event in Eventbrite has been created, so that you are Read more

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    Adding attendees for an Eventbrite event as Insightly leads and MailChimp list subscribers

    Learn how to use App Connect Designer to create an event-driven flow that creates an Insightly lead when someone registers for an event in Eventbrite and additionally subscribes the attendee to a MailChimp campaign list. Note: This tutorial assumes that you have signed up for free or trial accounts for Eventbrite, Insightly, and MailChimp, or Read more

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    Adding attendees for an Eventbrite event as SugarCRM leads

    Learn how to use App Connect Designer to create an event-driven flow that when someone registers for an event in Eventbrite, creates a lead in SugarCRM and sends the attendee an email depending on whether or not they are an existing lead.

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    Adding attendees for an Eventbrite event to a MailChimp mailing list

    Learn how easy it is to use App Connect to connect Eventbrite to MailChimp so that every time someone signs up to your event in Eventbrite, the attendee is added automatically to a mailing list in MailChimp. First, find or create everything you need: An App Connect subscription. The user names and passwords for your Read more

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    Adding conditional logic to a flow

    Learn how to use an “If” node in an App Connect flow to perform different actions depending on the data that it receives from applications in your flow. You add an If node to a flow when you want to do some conditional processing. For example, when someone signs up to one event, you might Read more

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    Adding data to Google Sheets when a new lead is added to Salesforce

    Learn how easy it is to use App Connect to connect Salesforce to Google Sheets so that every time a new lead is added in Salesforce, details of that lead are added automatically to a row in a Google Sheets spreadsheet.

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    Classifying Salesforce cases and posting a message in Slack

    Learn how easy it is to create an event-driven flow in App Connect Designer to classify the text from a Salesforce case. Then, after the text has been classified, automatically create a message in Slack identifying the type of case that has been raised and the case number. Note: This tutorial assumes that you have Read more

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    Configuring a private network for IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud

    Learn how to configure a connection between IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud and a private network, through either the IBM Secure Gateway or an IBM App Connect Agent, to reach your apps on a private network (for example, your company network or a private cloud).

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    Configuring HTTPS basic authentication in App Connect on IBM Cloud

    Basic authentication in IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud™ provides secure access to HTTPInput and SOAPInput message flow nodes that are running on your App Connect on IBM Cloud integration servers. Basic authentication settings are associated with an integration server, and apply to all HTTP and SOAP nodes on that integration server. If you enable Read more

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    Configuring secure connectivity between integration servers on App Connect on IBM Cloud and on-premises systems

    The integration solutions that you run in IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud™ might contain message flows that need to interact with your on-premises systems like databases or IBM MQ. You must provide the credentials that are required by your on-premises systems (such as user names and passwords), and enable network connectivity so that your Read more

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    Connecting IBM Integration Bus (custom application) to Gmail

    Learn how to create a custom application from an Integration Bus application definition file so that every time a message flow processes a message, details of that message are sent in an email from your Gmail account.

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    Copying a Wufoo attachment to Box

    Learn how to use App Connect to create an event-driven flow that copies a Wufoo file attachment from a submitted form and adds it as a Box file. Note: This tutorial assumes that: You have signed up for a free account for Box or you have a business account. You have a paid Wufoo account. Read more

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    Creating a contact record in Oracle table when a new lead is created in Salesforce

    Learn how to use IBM App Connect to create an event-driven flow such that when a new lead is created in Salesforce, a contact record is automatically created in the Oracle contact table. This tutorial demonstrates how you can easily create a flow by specifying information in a simple manner.

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    Creating a document in IBM Cloudant when a new contact is added in Salesforce

    Learn how to use App Connect Designer to create an event-driven flow that when a new Salesforce contact is created, creates a document in IBM Cloudant with data from Salesforce. This tutorial demonstrates how to easily specify your own data properties for an IBM Cloudant document, without needing to write JSON.

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    Creating a ServiceNow incident and sending an email when a Wufoo form is submitted

    Learn how you can use App Connect Designer to create an event-driven flow that creates an incident in ServiceNow when someone fills in and submits a Wufoo form, and then sends an email to the form submitter. Note: This tutorial assumes that you have signed up for free or trial accounts for ServiceNow, Wufoo, and Read more

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    Creating records in an IBM Db2 database by using the parsed contents of a new CSV file in an SFTP server

    Learn how you can use IBM App Connect Designer to create an event-driven flow that parses the contents of a new comma-separated values (CSV) file that’s uploaded to an SFTP server, creates records in an IBM Db2 database from the parsed contents, and then renames the file to indicate it’s been processed. Scenario First, find Read more

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    Debugging your flows in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud

    If you need to troubleshoot your flows in IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud, or find out what they’re doing, you can use the built-in log viewer or access the logs from an IBM Log Analysis with LogDNA service instance that’s configured to receive platform services logs in IBM Cloud. App Connect flows emit the Read more

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    Downloading a file from IBM Cloud Object Storage to a Dropbox folder

    Learn how to use IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud to create an event-driven flow such that when a new contact is created in Salesforce, a “Getting Started” document is automatically downloaded from IBM Cloud Object Storage and then sent to a specific folder in Dropbox. This tutorial demonstrates how you can easily create a Read more

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    Managing APIs that are exposed by API flows in App Connect on IBM Cloud

    Learn how to use the embedded API management capabilities in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud to secure, test, and socialize APIs that are exposed when you create flows for APIs.

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    Migrating account data from a flat file to Salesforce.com using IBM App Connect Professional

    This tutorial illustrates how you can use IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud to migrate customer data from a flat file (a CSV file) to Salesforce.com’s cloud offerings.

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    Preparing SAP connectivity for App Connect Professional

    To be able to connect to SAP from App Connect Professional, you need to install SAP libraries into App Connect and install the App Connect Secure Connector on a computer on your network with access to the SAP system.

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    Retrieving items from your applications

    Learn how to configure your App Connect flows to retrieve and process the right data at the right time. When you add a “retrieve” action to one of your App Connect flows, you can configure your flow to make sure that you’re retrieving the right items: You can retrieve items that match certain criteria. You Read more

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    Retrieving the history of a new Salesforce lead from IBM Db2 to email the lead owner

    Learn how to use IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud to create an event-driven flow such that when a new lead is created in Salesforce, if App Connect finds that lead in the IBM Db2 database then it sends an email to the Salesforce lead owner giving them the Db2 history of the lead. This Read more

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    Running enterprise integration solutions in App Connect on IBM Cloud

    If you want to deploy integration solutions that you’ve developed in IBM® App Connect Enterprise or IBM Integration Bus to the cloud, without the need to acquire and maintain an IT infrastructure, App Connect on IBM Cloud™ can help. You can import a BAR file that contains all the artifacts that make up your integration Read more

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    Sharing data and processing from on-cloud SaaS applications with on-premises activities using an ACE callable flow

    Learn how to create a callable flow in IBM® App Connect Enterprise (ACE) that updates on-premises data and augments data for SaaS applications when called from a simple event-driven flow in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud™.

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    Sharing data and processing from on-premises activities with on-cloud SaaS applications using a callable on-cloud flow

    Learn how to create a flow in IBM® App Connect Enterprise (ACE) that updates on-premises enterprise data and calls an event-driven flow in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud™ to pass enterprise data to SaaS applications and to get data from SaaS applications for processing on-premises.

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    Sharing flow processing between App Connect on IBM Cloud and App Connect Enterprise or Integration Bus

    A message flow that you create in IBM® App Connect Enterprise or IBM Integration Bus can complete many different actions. If any of those actions are labor-intensive, you can split them from the main flow and complete them somewhere else. You can also configure event-driven flows in App Connect on IBM Cloud as callable flows, Read more

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    Synchronizing account data from SAP to Salesforce.com using IBM App Connect Professional

    This tutorial illustrates how you can use IBM App Connect Professional on Cloud to synchronize account records in SAP in a private network with Salesforce.com’s cloud offerings.

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    Syncing Marketo Leads to Salesforce Leads

    Learn how easy it is to use App Connect to connect Marketo to Salesforce so that every time a new lead is added in Marketo, a lead record with the same information is automatically updated or created in Salesforce.

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    Syncing Salesforce leads with an on-premises sales system

    Learn how to use IBM App Connect to create an event-driven flow that creates a lead in an on-premises sales system with a file-based interface whenever a lead is created in Salesforce. Scenario: Your company is starting to use Salesforce for its Sales reps to record customer leads that they find. In the past, all Read more

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    Updating or creating a contact in Salesforce and updating Asana when a Wufoo form is submitted

    Learn how easy it is to use App Connect to connect Wufoo to Salesforce and Asana so that every time someone submits a completed change of address form in Wufoo, a Salesforce contact is automatically updated or created, and, according to the Salesforce action, a task is added to the appropriate project in Asana. For Read more

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    Using IBM App Connect enterprise capabilities with IBM Db2 on Cloud

    Learn how to use IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud™ (with a plan that provides enterprise capabilities) to retrieve data in IBM Db2® on IBM Cloud™.

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    Using IBM App Connect enterprise capabilities with IBM MQ on Cloud

    Learn how to use IBM® App Connect Enterprise to expose a REST API to a queue in IBM MQ on IBM Cloud™.

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    Using IBM Event Streams to send a message to IBM Cloud Functions when a new contact is added in Salesforce

    Learn how easy it is to use App Connect to connect Salesforce to IBM Event Streams so that every time a new contact is created in Salesforce, Event Streams sends a message to IBM Cloud Functions. IBM Event Streams (formerly IBM Message Hub) is a fully managed, cloud-based messaging service that’s available through IBM Cloud Read more

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    Using the JSON parser to convert the response from an HTTP call for subsequent use in a flow

    App Connect includes a JSON parser that can be used to parse the output from an HTTP invoke action or some other application in a flow. If data is returned as a JSON string, the key/value pairs encoded within the string are not recognized as separate entities, so you must use the JSON parser to Read more

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    Using the SalesforceRequest node in enterprise integrations in IBM App Connect on IBM Cloud

    Learn how to use the SalesforceRequest node in enterprise message flows in IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud™, to directly access your Salesforce instance.

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    Viewing logs for your integration servers in App Connect on IBM Cloud

    You can view logs for the resources that are running in your integration servers on IBM® App Connect on IBM Cloud™ within a built-in log viewer. You can also extend your logging capability by forwarding your logs to a configured IBM Log Analysis with LogDNA service instance in IBM Cloud. The IBM Log Analysis with Read more

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      3 comments on"Tutorials for IBM App Connect"

      1. Arturo Lira January 10, 2018

        I can´t find any references to implemtations of HA or clustering for App Connect appliances. Is there any documentation on this?

        • Hi
          I’ve passed your question on to the App Connect Professional team.
          Regards, Ian

      2. Victor Manuel Escalona Blanco October 01, 2017

        Where could take a course of this tegnology

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