Introduced in 8.5
The more online applications your company use, the more is the need to automate tasks between them. Starting with version 8.5, you can use Zapier to connect Alloy Navigator Express with other apps to automate repetitive tasks and have more time for actual work. This article describes how to do it.
Zapier is an online automation tool that helps connect web apps without coding or relying on developers to build the integration.
In Zapier, automated tasks between applications are called Zaps. A Zap consists of a trigger event and an action. An event in one app is used as a trigger to perform a corresponding action in another app. For example, since we talk about Alloy Navigator Express, you can use Zapier to automatically send a message to your Support Team channel in Slack when a new
A single Zap can chain multiple actions in various apps together. For example, a single Zap can capture a message in a Slack channel, create
Currently, the following Alloy Navigator Express objects can be used in Zapier integrations:
- Change Requests
Various events in Alloy Navigator Express can become triggers for your Zapier integrations.
|New Change Request||A new Change Request is created.|
|New Change Request activity||A new Activity is added to any Change Request.|
|Change Request status change||A Status of a Change Request is changed.|
||A new Activity is added to any
||A Status of a
Actions either create something in Alloy Navigator Express or search for something in Alloy Navigator Express.
|Action||What the action does|
||Creates a new
|Searches Person by primary email address.|
|Lookup Change Request||Retrieves Change Request record by ID or OID.|
|Lookup Person||Retrieves Person record by ID or OID.|
To allow Zapier to connect to Alloy Navigator Express, these things are required:
To integrate your Alloy Navigator Express with other apps, you will need a Zapier account at https://zapier.com/. If you do not have a Zapier account, sign up.
Zapier will ask you for the username and password of an Alloy Navigator Express account. We recommend that you use a dedicated technician account with Standard or Windows authentication. This account must have permissions for the actions your integration will perform in Alloy Navigator Express.
INFO: For details, see Administration Guide: Creating and Maintaining Technician Accounts.
Zapier will ask you for the URL of Alloy Navigator Express API's endpoint, for example:
Before you start creating a Zap, make sure that Alloy Navigator Express API module is installed and configured for the Access Token user authentication.
INFO: For instructions, see Installation Guide: Installing and Configuring the API Module.
To get started, check out our ready-to-use Zaps for common automation tasks. If you find what you are looking for, click Connect these Apps and follow the on-line instructions that will walk you through the process.
NOTE: Contact our Support Team, and we will help you to set up the integration and let Alloy Navigator Express and Zapier automate your workload.