Manage Connectors
Connectors allow you to connect to third-party sources of data. Examples of these Data Sources include databases, Data Streams, or Recommendations, which can be integrated into the Application and are needed if you want to display any real-time or context data to the user on a Page of an Application.
It is recommended that you read the article listed below to improve your understanding of Connectors.

Adding a new Connector

Connectors can be added via the Connectors page before being used in any of the Applications.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Connectors page from the left-hand menu.
  2. 2.
    Click on Add.
  3. 3.
    Upload the xmp file of the Connector.
  4. 4.
    The unique ID, name, version, and description are re-filled based on details from the file uploaded.
  5. 5.
    Add the category.
  6. 6.
    Click on Save.
Selecting an existing Connector opens the configuration panel where details for the Connector can be viewed. The category can also be changed here.

Removing Connectors

Connectors can be removed via the Connectors page. To remove Connectors:
  1. 1.
    Open the Connectors page from the left-hand menu.
  2. 2.
    Click Select.
  3. 3.
    Select the Connectors that you would like to remove.
  4. 4.
    Click Delete.
5. Confirm that you would like to delete the Connectors selected.

Versions of a Connector

When a new version of a Connector is added, the Connector will be updated to the new version. The old version will still remain and anything that is using the old version of the Connector will continue to use that version until it is upgraded manually.
  1. 1.
    Open the Connectors page from the left-hand menu.
  2. 2.
    Select a Connector to view its information.
  3. 3.
    Each version is shown along with the number of Applications still using that version.
  4. 4.
    Select the version to view the complete list of Applications still using that version.

Categories for a Connector

Connectors can be organized into categories. These categories are separate from the App and Data Stream Categories.
  1. 1.
    Click on the Connectors page from the left-hand menu.
  2. 2.
    Click on Manage Categories.
  3. 3.
    The list of existing categories is shown.
  4. 4.
    Click on Add.
5. Name the category. 6. Click on Add.
Categories for Connectors can also be edited or removed. To edit or remove a category for Connectors, select the category from the list of existing categories to enable the edit and remove options.