Flex Connector Release Notes
  • 05 Jun 2024
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Flex Connector Release Notes

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June 2024

When using the Fetch List feature in the Flex Connector, Panoply will add a new field (__list_identifier) to the main table. This field will hold the original identifier used in the API call to retreive that specific record.
When choosing to use the identifiers as multiple values, the value will be a comma delimited list of all identifiers used in the specific API call. Read more here.

June 2024

Panoply now supports adding additional headers for JWT authentication. Note that there is no need to add the alg and type headers as they are added automatically when selecting the JWT authentication and specific algorithm. Read more here.

June 2024

Panoply now supports two types of variables:

  • Regular variable - Users can edit and view both variable name and its value.
  • Secured variable - Once the connector is saved and reloaded the variable value will be masked and cannot be viewed. The value will still be editable by clicking on the lock icon and resetting it completely.

May 2024

Panoply now supports AWS Signature authorization as part of the Authorization group configuration. Users that wish to connect to different AWS services can do it with ease using this new authorization method. Read more here

April 2024

Panoply now supports direct OAuth 1 and OAuth2 authorizations. For OAuth2, As part of the authorization configuration, the user will need to input the relevant OAuth2 parameters and login to the source service in order to get the relevant access token. Read more here

March 2024

Panoply now supports an easier way to configure the API authorization. Instead of entering the details directly in the headers or URL parameters, users can now utilize the Authorization group to define the required authorization directly there. Currently, Panoply supports the following authorization options:

  • API Key
  • Bearer Token
  • Basic Auth
  • JWT Bearer

Any other authorization is available to configure directly in the headers and/or URL parameters of the Flex Connector. Read more here

January 2024

Panoply now supports the input of custom access token and refresh token field when using the refresh access token option. Users can now change enter the access token and refresh token field paths based on the API response. Read more here.

December 2023

Panoply now supports async API processes. Users can trigger and check the status of async API processes. When the async process finishes successfully, Panoply will run the main API defined in the Flex Connector and ingest the data. Read more in the Flex Connector Async API documentation.

December 2023

Panoply now supports the downloadable files. If the base API call retrieves a link to download a file or retrieve the results, users can select the Downloadable link option in the advanced options and enter the URL key to point the Flex Connector to the next API call to retrieve the file or result.

November 2023

Panoply now supports the input of a static list of identifiers in the Fetch List feature. The Fetch List helps users to support dynamic and static list of identifiers to be used in the different API calls. Read more here.

November 2023

Panoply now supports variables configuration in the Flex Connector. Using variables can help in managing and editing a Flex Connector configuration. Read more here.

November 2023

Panoply now supports adding URL parameters or body parameters on pagination. Some APIs require not only the removal of certain parameters when paginating across the results but also additional parameters. With this new addition Panoply's Flex connector can support such API services. Read more in the Flex Connector pagination documentation

August 2023

Panoply now supports the ingestion of CSV responses from API services. As part of this support, users can now choose to skip the first N rows in the CSV response.

Panoply now supports the ability to generate list of identifiers to use in the APIs. This list will be generated dynamically based on a new set of API calls under the Fetch List feature.

June 2023

Panoply now supports POST API requests with raw XML body. The XML input is an addition to the POST requests available options.
When selecting a POST API requests, users can now choose between Raw XML, Raw JSON or GraphQL.

May 2023

Panoply now support skipping XML attributes when extracting XML results using the Flex Connector.
Under the advanced options of the Flex Connector, select the Skip XML attributes to skip all of the XML attributes and ingest only the XML values. For example, for the data <score type="integer" id="30">100</score>, Panoply will ingest the value 100 to the score column

April 2023

Panoply now supports a wide variety of different API services. With the Flex Connector you can connect almost every API service (GET and POST methods with raw or graphQL inputs).

What You Need To Know

When setting up the Flex connector, the minimum configuration will include:

  • Base URL
  • Method
  • Destination

Please read through the different Flex Connector documentations to understand the full scope of different capabilities and requirements when configuring this connector.

Panoply will not verify the validty of the API call itself but will verify that the entered values were entered correctly.

It is highly recommended to test the desired API call outside of Panoply before setting up the Flex Connector.

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