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Built.io Backend

Common Questions

Built.io Backend is a backend-as-a-service (BaaS) provider. It takes care of the backend requirements and helps you create efficient mobile and web apps quickly.

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Triggers

  • New Object

    Triggers when a new object is created

  • Update Object

    Triggers when an existing object is updated

  • Delete Object

    Triggers when an existing object is deleted

  • New Upload

    Triggers when a new file is uploaded

  • Updated Upload

    Triggers when an uploaded file is updated

  • Delete Upload

    Triggers when an uploaded file is deleted. 

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Actions

  • Create Object

    Create a new object in a class

  • Update Object

    Update an existing object of a class

  • Delete Object

    Delete an existing object of a class

  • Get Objects

    Retrieve the list of all objects of a class

Common Questions

To use Built.io Backend in your workflow, you will first need to connect Built.io Backend to Built.io Flow Enterprise. 

To do this, drag any Built.io Backend action listed under Built.io Backend service on the canvas and click on ‘Add New’ option listed under ‘Connect to Built.io Backend’ field in the configuration window. A new connection window will appear where you will be prompted to enter the following details: 

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Connection Label: Rename the connection name. 

Select Credential Type: Select the credential type (Login/Auth Token/ API Key) you wish to use to create the connection. 

 If you select 'Login', you will need to enter the following details: 

     Application User's Email Address: Enter the email address of the application user. 

     Password: Enter the password for the specified email address. 

     Application API Key: Enter the API key of your application. Click here to know how to retrieve the application API key. 

     API Host: Enter the hostname of your URL.For example, if your URL is ‘https://abc-api.built.io.com’, then ‘abc-api.built.io’ is your API Host.


 If you select 'Auth Token', you will need to enter the following details: 

     Auth Token: Enter the auth token for your Built.io Backend account. Click here to know more on how to obtain the auth token.

     Application API Key: Enter the API key of your application. Click here to know how to retrieve the application API key. 

     API Host: Enter the hostname of your URL.For example, if your URL is ‘https://abc-api.built.io.com’, then ‘abc-api.built.io’ is your API Host.


  If you select 'API Key', you will need to enter the following details: 

        Application API Key: Enter the API key of your application. Click here to know how to retrieve the application API key. 

        API Host: Enter the hostname of your URL.For example, if your URL is ‘https://abc-api.built.io.com’, then ‘abc-api.built.io’ is your API Host.


Once you have entered the relevant details, click on 'ADD' button. You can now see the added connection under 'Connect to Built.io Backend' field. Once added, this connection will be available in all Built.io Backend actions. 

There are two ways in which you can retrieve the API key of your application. 

1. From dashboard

2. From application configuration page

1. Retrieving API key from the dashboard

To retrieve the application API key, follow the steps given below:

1. Login to your Built.io Backend account. You will see the list of existing applications of your account in form of cards. 

2. Locate the application-card of which API key you wish to retrieve and copy the API key given under the application name. 

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2. Retrieving API key from the application configuration page

If you are already on the application configuration page, click on the 'Application Info' menu listed in the left-hand side panel. You will find the API key for that particular application.  

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