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Claris Connect – it’s All About the Triggers and Actions

By March 11, 2020 March 12th, 2020 No Comments

If you have read our Claris Connect executive summary, then you grasp the basic concept of how every Claris Connect flow is triggered by an event and goes through a set of action steps that you have defined.

Here is the official list of all the available connectors.

Claris Connect constructs its connectors based on the APIs available from those cloud apps that it supports.  It’s important to note, though, that a particular connector may not have implemented everything that the Cloud app’s API allows you to do.

In Claris Connect, each connector describes what triggers and actions are available, click on the blue info icon that shows up when you hover over a connector:

Figure 1. Claris Connect trigger description

Figure 1. Claris Connect trigger description

Unfortunately, the Claris knowledge base article mentioned earlier does not list the individual triggers and actions per flow; currently, it is a bit of chore to find out whether the logic you are interested in is covered by the connector’s triggers and flows.

Sticking with the Office 365 connector, you’ll notice that it is a subsection of the full Office 365 API.  Calendaring and One-Drive, for instance, are not currently covered.  See our recent blog post for how to integrate OneDrive API calls into your FileMaker solution.

If you are unsure whether your intended business logic is covered by the Claris Connect triggers and actions, feel free to reach out; as official Claris Connect Partners, we can guide you easily.

Also, feel free to log your product ideas in the official Claris channel.

Wim Decorte

Wim Decorte

Wim is a Senior Technical Solution Architect at Soliant. He is a FileMaker 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18 Certified FileMaker Developer and the author of numerous Tech Briefs and articles on FileMaker Server. Wim is one of the very few multiple FileMaker Excellence Award winners and was most recently awarded the FileMaker Community Leader of the Year award at the 2015 FileMaker Developer Conference. He is also a frequent speaker at the FileMaker Developer Conference and at FileMaker Developer groups throughout the world. In addition to being a renowned expert on FileMaker Server, Wim also specializes in integrating FileMaker with other applications and systems. His pet project is the open source fmDotNet connector class that he created.

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