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Course 1: Getting started with API AutoFlow

Lesson 1: API AutoFlow Basics

Lesson Outline

  1. Go to Interactor website to access API AutoFlow
  2. Go through some of the definitions

Access API AutoFlow

API AutoFlow is available as a SaaS (Beta) and on-premise downloadable.

API AutoFlow SaaS

API AutoFlow SaaS Link

  1. Click on the SaaS link on the https://www.interactor.com/product/autoflow or go directly to https://console.apiautoflow.com
  2. Register using your corporate email address

Note: Your ID becomes part of your URL. For example, for user with id John will be allocated a URL of http://api.apilautoflow.com/john

API AutoFlow On-premise Download

API AutoFlow SaaS Link

  1. Click on the SaaS link on the https://www.interactor.com/product/autoflow or go directly to https://www.interactor.com/product/autoflow/download
  2. Select the version that matches your operating system
  3. Download and follow the instructions to install

Quick Start Using a Template

Pre-build full-stack solution that you can use to quick start your development. The solutions are under MIT license free to be customized for your use. If you don’t find the solution you need in the list, contact sales@interactor.com and a customer success team will assist you.

API AutoFlow Template Page Link

Follow the instructions on each template to deploy in your environment.

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Definitions

The easiest way to understanding API AutoFlow is to use a factory as a comparison. That is because whether you are building an automation, ETL/ELT, or an APIs for your database and systems, it is all about how you want to work with the data.

Data processing factory

  • Solution: You can think it as the factory itself. The solution refers the entire backend
  • Server: You can think of this as the freight receiving dock
  • Endpoint: You can think of this as the start of processing line
  • Flow: You can think of it as a process line for the data.
  • Actions: You can think of it as the workers who make changes to the raw materials
  • Data: You can think of this as the raw material
  • Simulation: You can think of it as the sample raw material
  • Flow Transaction Data: You can think of it as the raw material that passes through the process line. As changes are made by the actions, the flow transaction data would change as it goes down the flow.

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