Pipeline dashboard

The Pipeline dashboard uses simple drag and drop features to build pipelines. After adding a REST or SOAP endpoint or an event stream, a default pipeline appears in the dashboard. You can then start adding data source units and other types of units.

The dependencies of the units determine the layout of the pipeline.

Default Pipeline dashboard

Depending on the type of pipeline you are creating (for example, REST, SOAP, event stream), you are provided with a default pipeline with which to build your pipeline.

The following shows the Pipeline dashboard after creating a REST endpoint. Notice three elements on the dashboard:

  • Library - contains data source and flow units available to add to the pipeline

  • Request unit - defines requests made to the API setup when creating the endpoint

  • Endpoint unit - defines responses provided to authorized calls to the API

Default pipeline in Pipeline dashboard

Using the Library to add units to the pipeline

The Library contains all data sources added to the project. It also includes specialized types of units called Flow Units.

You can hide the Library by clicking the Library icon or the close (x) button. When hidden, the pipeline stretches to fill the available space. Clicking the Library icon again opens the Library.

To add a data source unit or a flow unit to the pipeline, drag a unit from the Library and drop it on the Pipeline dashboard. You then connect this unit to an existing unit on the dashboard by dragging a line from it to the target unit. This simple drag and drop procedure is shown in the example on the default dashboard above.

You then use the Mapping dashboard to create a mapping between the two units.