Creating a Connection Library

The below tutorial will cover what the Ouvvi Connection Library is and how to add a connection.

Adding a Connection

The connection library is a useful tool to make setting up projects simpler and easier. Saving you time by not having to re-enter connection details.

To add a connection to the connection library go to Settings>Connection Library and open the Add Connection drop down from the navigation menu. Select the connection type you wish to add and fill in the required credentials to configure this.

The configuration will depend on the type of connection you wish to add, please see the connection pages for details on each connection type.

Add Connection

Once you are done press Save to save the connection.

Please note that the Ouvvi Connection Library is different to the local Data Sync Connection Library. To change Ouvvi to use the same Connection Library as Data Sync please see our how to guide here.

Using the Connection

In Ouvvi

In certain Ouvvi steps and triggers you can make use of the connections stored in the connection library by selecting the connection you need from the dropdown list.

For example you might use the connection library with the SharePoint trigger to save you from needing to change the connection details in multiple places. Just select your SharePoint connection from the dropdown, and then type in the name of the list you want to watch for changes.

Connection Library SharePoint Trigger

In Data Sync

If you have a Data Sync step within one of your Ouvvi Projects you can make use of the Ouvvi connection library by opening the Data Sync file from Ouvvi using the Open Project button.

Open DS File

When Data Sync has opened you can tell that it is connected to Ouvvi in three ways:

1- By the URL in the topbar of the application, if you can see the URL to your Ouvvi site it is connected and making use of the Ouvvi Connection Library.
2- The title of the Connection Library window will show as Connection Library [Ouvvi]
3- In the output window where it will show the connection to the Connection Library is the Ouvvi API.

Ouvvi Connection DS

If there is no URL in the top bar then you are using your local Data Sync connection from the machine you are working from. Please see the Data Sync training for details on the local Data Sync Connection Library.