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Introduction To Integromat With Intelastel


How Integromat works

We use Integromat to link your data sources to Intelastel via data integration modules.

This is achieved by designing a scenario in Integromat which transforms your data into an appropriate form, then transfers it to your Intelastel application. You can configure all kinds of different parameters, settings, schedules, and routes for your data, but in essence the goal is to transport your data to Intelastel.

Getting started with Integromat

    1. Decide what you want to achieve for this section of your project. You don’t need to create a complete version of your application at this point, just choose one aspect of it to work on. For the purposes of this guide, let us assume you wish to create a simple display that shows you information from a third-party source, set to update every 15 minutes. Create a new application, give it a memorable name and switch to the Configurator view to get started.
    2. Define the data output you want to see in Intelastel – create new Entities for each data type you want to input from Integromat, and categorise and label them accordingly. For this guide, just create one new entity and give it a couple of attributes. Remember to label them accordingly, and check that they are of the correct type – again for this example, let us assume they’re numeric values of any given length.

Don’t worry about making your Intelastel configuration word perfect at this point, you’ll be able to come back and refine it as you go.

  • In the Configurator, go to the EventFlows tab, select the Eventflow for the Entity you just created. Click on the Select Records Event, rename it to something memorable and related to your data, then define the data to use – in this example, let’s assume you’re using long strings of numbers. Click on the ‘Data to Display’ tab in the interface and check ‘Create a page’. Select the data to display from the drop down list, and click ‘Save’.
  • Connect to Integromat using the ‘APIs & Integrations’ link from your Intelastel home page.
  • Integromat uses entities called ‘Scenarios’ to create workflows and automations. Create a new Scenario from the ‘Scenarios’ tab. If this is your first time creating a Scenario you will see a landing page showing you a variety of modules to start with. Click ‘Skip’ at the top of the page to dismiss this.
  • In another tab, browse the list of integrations on the Integromat home page to find one suitable for your needs: Consider the type of data you have or wish to produce as your input.
  • In the Scenario you created, right click anywhere to add a new module. Choose an appropriate module to begin importing your data, and configure it to handle your data. Press ‘OK’ to save the settings. Note: In most circumstances you will need to add additional modules such as Tools and Routers to manipulate the data – for this guide we’re going to assume that the Data In = Data Out for the sake of simplicity.
  • Right click on the module and click Run this module once. If successful you’ll see a number bubble on the top right side of the module – click on that to see the data as a ‘bundle’ now contained in that module.
  • Right click anywhere in the scenario workspace and add another new module. This time, search for ‘Intelastel’ and choose the “Create an Entity value’ module – this will add records to your Entity using the data input from the other module in the scenario. You’ll need to link the two modules together by dragging the small circle with the plus sign from one module to the other.
  • Configure the Intelastel module – you’ll need to add a connection to Intelastel using your Intelastel account credentials, then select the name of your Intelastel application, followed by the name of the Entity for this data.
  • Map each of the fields in the list on the module configuration menu to a data source – Integromat will come up with a list of suggestions based on the connected module/s. Press ‘OK’ to save the settings.
  • Press the ‘Run Once’ button in the bottom left of the Scenario workspace, and let the scenario run – you may see a timer icon appear, and the log (bottom right side of the screen) will show when the scenario has run successfully. If you encounter any errors, Integromat will show these as a pop up. You will need to work out what the error is – try working through the scenario from left to right, module by module, checking each field is correctly configured, and that the modules are linked to one another.
  • If the scenario runs successfully, you will see another number bubble, this time at the top right of the Intelastel module. Click on this to see the data bundles that have been generated. These are new records, ready to be viewed in your Intelastel application.
  • Switch back to your Intelastel application page. From the hamburger menu on the left, you should see a tab for your entity. Clicking on this will take you to the page for that entity, where you will see the data you imported and fed through from Integromat.
  • In Integromat, click the clock icon next to ‘Scheduling’ at the bottom left to set how often the scenario will run – each run will generate new records which will then appear as new entries in Intelastel.
  • Press the floppy disc icon at the bottom left of the page to save the Scenario.

You can now amend and tailor the Scenario and Entity details to fit the data you work with, or add new Scenarios as needed.

See this link for a worked example tutorial video:

See our Primer and Scenario pages for quick reference and how-to guides:

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