Introduction to Element Builder Video Demo [4 Min]

The two primary use cases of Elements Builder are to add new Elements to our catalog, if we don’t have them already, as well as extend existing Elements. When enhancing our existing Elements you can modify resources, add new resources, or just tailor the endpoint to meet your needs.

In these videos, you’ll learn how to edit existing Elements [PART 1] and how to start and build an Element from scratch (or import an Element from a JSON file) [PART 2].

When you visit our Elements Catalog, you will see the settings gears next to our Elements. When that settings gear is visible, this means that that the endpoint is Element Builder compatible.

[PART 1] STEPS TO ENHANCING EXISTING ELEMENTS:

  1. Click Clone on an Element (the gear symbol), allowing you to clone an Element and edit in Element Builder.

  2. When you Clone, Element Builder will automatically open on the first page of generic information about the Element:

    1. You will select which Hub the Element will align to

    2. As well as Element Key

    3. And Authentication Type (we support a number of authentication types)

  3. Next is the Configuration screen:

    1. Add Configuration Properties to customize for internal values

    2. Add Parameters that need to be sent for every API Request (e.g. Authorization Requests)

  4. Create an Instance: for an Element that sets up Page ID and Resource Key.

  5. In the Resources screen, you can add new resources or modify resources. You can also include a Javascript pre- or post-hook.

  6. In the next tab, Models, are used for both Swagger documentation that is generated, as well as transformations. When set to “YES” you can provide a model to allow Element Builder to build the data transformations for you.

  7. Configure Events, either webhooks or polling, that aligns to the endpoint.

  8. Enable Bulk APIs.

  9. Preview Documentation for our Element.

Look out for the next video in this series to learn how to build an Element from scratch [PART 2]!

About the Author

Hannah Shain

Hannah is the Director of Marketing at Cloud Elements. With a background in agile development + creative mind in the realm of marketing, Hannah exemplies the ability to lead in all things marketing.

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