In the context of a flow, an import is a flow step that inserts data into an application. You can think of an import as the destination application that receives the data at the end of a flow. An export retrieves information from an application, and an import deposits data into an application. An import step can also delete data from an application using deletion criteria based on the data gathered from previous steps in a flow. A flow can have multiple import steps, but any complete flow must include at least one import step.
Start creating an import to a destination application in either of the following ways:
- From the Tools menu, select Flow builder. Then, click Add destination.
– or –
- From the Resources menu, select Imports. Then, click + Create import.
An import must have a connection to the destination application. Connections authenticate your access to an API, and integrator.io has branded connectors that are customized for many common platforms, but you can also use universal HTTP, FTP, and AS2 connectors to create connections to any platform. If you use a branded connector to establish a connection for an import, the options available in the import settings menu are also customized to the known requirements of the platform. When using universal connectors, the import settings display all possible fields necessary to connect to any API, and some of those settings may not be relevant to the platform you are importing data into.
See the following articles for steps on creating imports with universal connectors: