Import data with custom request add-in

The import data with custom request add-in (Figure 1.1) is used to submit custom requests against e.g. a modified remote system plugin.

The add-in parameters are:

Parameter name



Preconfigured endpoint A preconfigured endpoint

Select a preconfigured endpoint from the list in Settings Integration Endpoint management.

The selection includes the request body configured in Endpoint management as well as the authentication.

The request body can be overridden for standard Dynamicweb plug-in units endpoints.

Web service URL


Enter the URL to the DW Connector webservice.

This is overridden when a preconfigured is selected

Security key

A string

The secret key required by the DW Connector webservice.

This is overridden when a preconfigured is selected

If access to the endpoint requires an authentication method other than a security key (such as OAuth 2.0 for Dynamics 365 SaaS applications) it must be added to a preconfigured endpoint in Settings Integration Endpoint management.

Request XML

An XML request

Passing a request for data to the plugin on the remote system.

When a preconfigured endpoint is selected, the request XML field overrides the request defined in a standard plug-in unit endpoint. The parameter should be left empty for other types of preconfigured endpoints.

Import activity

An import activity

Specify which import activity should take the data returned by the remote system and import it to the Dynamicweb database

Log all request and responses


Logs all requests and responses – this is useful when debugging

The notification parameters are used to send a notification email to one or more email addresses whenever the batch job is run – you can use the Only on failure setting to only send an email if the job fails.