Action Nodes

Action Nodes are the workhorses of the Nected workflow editor. They perform the primary operations and tasks within a workflow, executing specific functions that drive processes forward. Here’s a closer look at the role of Action Nodes:

Purpose of Action Nodes

Action Nodes are designed to carry out a wide array of tasks ranging from data manipulation to communication with external services. Each Action Node type corresponds to a particular action such as retrieving data, sending notifications, processing information, or integrating with other software systems.

Types of Action Nodes

  1. Rule Node: Rule nodes introduce decision-making capabilities into the workflow. They evaluate conditions based on the data and direct the workflow path accordingly, triggering different actions based on the results of the evaluation.

  2. Workflow Node: Workflow nodes allow the inclusion of sub-workflows within a primary workflow. This helps in modularizing complex processes and reusing existing workflows, thereby creating an organized, maintainable structure.

  3. Database Nodes: Database nodes include a variety of nodes that allow you to interact with different types of databases like MySQL, PostgreSQL, MS SQL Server, MongoDB, and Redshift. Operations can range from querying data to performing insertions, updates, and deletions.

  4. API Nodes: API nodes are used to connect with external APIs, enabling the workflow to send requests and receive responses from other services over the web. REST API nodes, for example, can trigger actions on web services or retrieve data from them.

  5. Code Execution Nodes: Code nodes offer a flexible environment within the workflow for writing and executing custom scripts. This allows for custom logic that can’t be captured with pre-configured nodes.

Configuration of Action Nodes

Configuring an Action Node is pretty straightforward, which is discussed in the Overview Page under th e section "Add Node".

In summary, Action Nodes in Nected's workflow editor provide the functionality necessary to execute the steps of a workflow. Properly configured, these nodes can automate complex sequences of tasks, integrate with databases and external APIs, and perform custom processing, thus enabling a high degree of automation and efficiency in various business processes.

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