What is a data source?
A data source is a named data query whose structure remains independent of the software that provides the data. Query results typically populate a list of options to select from, each with a name and ID that typically refers to external data that modules can reference.
For example, the Kira integration provides a data source that lists documents stored in Kira and can be used in a single-select input node.
Why would you use data sources?
Data sources can be used with integrations such as Kira or Sharepoint to generate a list of options that can be used in a single-select input node.
How to use data sources?
Configuration in the No-Code Editor
In the module editor, add a single select input node and name your node, for example Selected country or Country or Kira Assignees.
To the right of the OPTIONS heading, select the context menu (three dots) in the upper right corner to open the menu. Select Use options from a data source and on the Replacing existing options? alert pop-up, select Replace options.
Below the OPTIONS heading, select Choose a data source to browse cofigured data surces and choose the relevant source, for example Country names from the list.
The data source has been successfully uploaded when the title of the source is displayed as one Option. The text under the selected data source name shows the number of options the data source provides and the 'Last updated' time stamp is displayed.
Configuration in the Admin Console
Your Customer Success Manager or your admin need to enable and configure the data sources in the admin console.
Under Integrations, click on +New configuration to add a new data source.
Provide basic information in the next screen. Admins should provide a unique integration configuration name, select the type and add a description. The version number will be automatically added once the type has been selected.
Click Next and add all options (no commas or semicolons required) to the parameters.
Click on Create configuration to setup the single select data source.
Display in published module
Configurable single select nodes can now be selected in the editor. In your published module or in preview or inspect mode, the data source will be displayed as drop-down menu:
❗ Please note that these pre-configured options are currently only available in single select nodes and not as sub-input in a multi-input node or in other node-types. The display options are currently also limited and will only be displayed as a drop-down menu.