What are flows?

What is a flow?

In hotglue, each "type" of integration you want to offer users is grouped into a flow.

For example, you may want your users to import data from Development tools, like GitHub and GitLab, and E-Commerce shops, like Shopify and WooCommerce. When your users first open the hotglue widget they'll see something like the following:


hotglue widget - flows

This allows your user to select what they wish to import, and more importantly where they want to import it from. For example, if your user wanted to import E-Commerce data they may be able to import it from sources like Shopify, WooCommerce, and Magento. In the hotglue widget, this would look something like below:


hotglue widget - E-Commerce flow

How do flows help me?

Flows serve two main purposes:

  1. Flows let you define what types of integrations you want to support. For example, for a Development flow you may want to support importing data from GitHub or GitLab - but that doesn't make much sense for an E-Commerce flow
  2. Flows make it easy for your users to keep track of their data. Users can clearly see what kinds of data your application needs, and what platforms they can connect.

hotglue widget - Development flow connected

Flow Options

What is a Target flow?

A target flow is when the tenant will link the target instead of the source, so that the data will be written to a tenants connected integration.

For example, if you wanted to export data to your tenants accounting software such as Sage Intacct, that is considered a target flow.

However, if you want to read data from your tenants Sage Intacct you would want to turn off target flow because the source is going to be Sage Intacct. This type of flow is considered a source flow.

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