Connector Xchange

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Connector Xchange

Overview

Bizagi Connector Xchange provides several ready-to-use connectors that you can use in your project with minimal configuration.

Such connectors are provided for your processes to integrate with trending services or most common enterprise systems, which are being used by the Bizagi community, and that have been implemented in projects having related B2B requirements (e.g, a connection to cloud services at Twitter, Amazon, Google, or a connection to an Excel spreadsheet or MySQL database).

For general information about this integration feature, refer to Bizagi Connectors.

 

Furthermore, apart from using these connectors, you may explore or adapt them in any way you like to customize them to your specific needs (e.g implement additional methods or consider additional parameters for existing ones).

 

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Whichever connector you may need to support your processes, might already be created and ready for download at the Connector Xchange.

You may also modify and customize these ready-to-use connectors by using the Connector Editor.

This section describes the features of the Connector Xchange, and how to install the available connectors.

 

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The information presented below refers to installing connectors via Bizagi Studio (which is one of the two ways there are to install connectors).

For more information about the alternate way to install connectors, refer to Installing and configuring connectors.

 

 

Connector Xchange user interface explained

Within the Connector Xchange, you will find available connectors listed in categories (to the left hand of the window).

You may enter key words to search for connectors, or filter them according to the different categories:
 

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You may view the summary of a specific connector, and click on Detail for more information about the connector (e.g to see sample images), or to download and install it:

 

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Within the details, you will see:

An Overview tab having a description on what the connector does and provides (including special notes and considerations).

A Details tab, having a guide on how to use and configure the connector, including an attachment with settings needed for the external service.

A Reviews tab having our user's reviews and ratings.

 

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At anytime you may click the Install button to use this connector in your project, as described in the section below.

 

Connector installation

To automatically install connectors from the Connector Xchange into your project, access it through the main ribbon at the Tools tab.

In there, click the Connectors option.

 

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This will open up the Connector Xchange, while never leaving Bizagi Studio:

 

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Hover the connector of your choice and click on Detail.

At this window, click Install:

 

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Make sure you read and accept the End User License Agreement (EULA) for Bizagi Connector Xchange and its connectors.

When done reading, click on Install to begin the installation.

 

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Notice the installation may take around a minute or so:

 

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Once installed, configuration settings for that connector will show up.

For example, the Salesforce connector's configuration will require for you to enter details along with username, password and token for credentials:

 

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If you do have credentials and already know how to configure the connector, click Ok when done and you will be all set to start using the connector from your processes as described at Using connectors.

On the other hand and if you do not know how to configure the connector at the moment, you may click Cancel and configure it later (from the Expert view, at External systems).

Clicking Cancel does not configure the connector but it does not mean you need to download it again.

 

To learn how to configure it when ready, refer to Installing and configuring connectors.

 

 

Important

The Connector Xchange is a service provided and hosted by Bizagi Ltd.

Therefore, to use this option directly from Bizagi Studio you will need internet connection and it is recommended to review that www.bizagi.com is set as a trusted site in your browser's configuration:

 

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If your machine having Bizagi Studio installed does not have internet access, then you will need to first access Connector Xchange from another machine having internet access, by entering the following URL into a browser of your choice:

http://www.bizagi.com/en/community/connectors-xchange

 

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This way, you may download the connector as a local .bizc file, similarly through the same button which shows Download when outside of Bizagi Studio.

 

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When downloading the connector from a browser, you will need to then use the local file to manually install the connector.

 

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For a manual installation, refer to the steps as described at Installing and configuring connectors.