Querying and Manipulating Data

Use integrations to perform outbound requests with Data Operations.

Reading and writing data from external systems

Integrations enable the application read and write data from external systems using the HTTP request Data Operation in a Data Flow. The HTTP Request data operation can be used to call any web API such as a REST service or SOAP service, and can also be used with an authenticated integration. This section will walk through how to retrieve tweets using the Twitter API with an authenticated integration.

  1. Go to Connections Builder and add a Data Flow.

  1. Choose the HTTP Request data operation.
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  1. In the Service dropdown, select the integration that you added in Settings. This example will cover connecting to the Twitter integration created using OAuth.
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  1. Now this HTTP Request data operation will retrieve the access tokens using your integration and allow you to call the Twitter API. Here we are doing a search across tweets using the search endpoint looking for 'airkitcx'. After running a test against the endpoint by hitting the play icon, the results will populate in the Run Results area. 
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Once the Data Flow is created with the HTTP Request, the Data Flow can be called on as an Action throughout the Journey.