Integration

Data Integration is the process of importing and exporting data to and from your Dynamicweb solution, either on an ad-hoc basis, on a schedule or in real-time.

Dynamicweb contains the following integration tools and features:

  • The Data Integration module lets you create integration activities which accomplish a particular task, such as exporting or importing user data, exporting orders, etc.
  • A Batch Integration uses scheduled tasks to import and export data at intervals (hourly, daily, weekly, etc.)
  • A Live integration retrieves data from a remote system in real-time, and uses it to show e.g. live prices or stock states, or to create orders in a remote system as they are placed

To help you, we’ve created hands-on guides to help you get off to a good start with your part of an integration project:

There is no significant technical overhead when running the Integration Framework – it has been built for speed, security and robustness after all – so if you can run a Dynamicweb application you can use the Integration Framework.

However:

  • You must be able to install the DynamicwebConnector in the environment where the remote system resides
  • The web service exposed by the DynamicwebConnector must be reachable from the Dynamicweb solution
  • You must ensure that the relevant ports on the remote system environment can be reached

Additionally, some knowledge of XML is useful for debugging purposes.