Welcome to Workato's Recipe Basics series! After following this series of articles, you should have a better understanding of how Workato works! Let's get started!
A Recipe is basically what Workato calls our integration workflows! With a recipe, you can determine how you want your workflow to be set up, when you want to execute it, and use conditions to perform different tasks for different objects.
To get a better understanding of how recipes work, let's take a look at the various components of a standard recipe page in workato
- Unique Recipe ID - This can be found in the URL as shown above
- Name - This is the Name that you set for your recipe, in order to easily identify it in your library
- Copy and Delete Buttons - Allows you to clone your recipe or delete it
- Job Completion Overview - Allows you to see at a glance how many jobs has the recipe successfully and unsuccessfully processed
- Connections - Allows you to see which app account you are using for this particular recipe
- Jobs - allows you to track each individual job that has been processed by the recipe, and also aids you in determining the causes of recipe errors
- Versions - This allows you to keep track and reset to a previous version
- About - This is a description of your recipe that you can write in order to allow other users to better understand your recipe and use it for their own instances if your recipe is public
- Trigger - This is what starts off the recipe, ie when a certain task in performed in an app, start this recipe
- Actions - The set of steps that are performed after a recipe is triggered
- Test/Start recipe button - "Test" runs the recipe for one trigger event, while "start" processes all available trigger events and continues until the recipe is stopped.
Now that you have a brief understanding of the recipe page, lets dive in to each individual component! We recommend that you follow the order of our articles in order to best understand our interface!
First up: How do I create or clone a recipe?