Using Apps Script tasks as part of Google Cloud Application Integration workflows

Application Integration is an Integration-Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) solution in Google Cloud that offers a comprehensive set of core integration tools to connect and manage the multitude of applications and data required to support various business operations.

The Application Integration platform provides a unified integration designer with out-of-the-box triggers, custom-configurable tasks, and plug-n-play connectors. The integration designer is a drag-and-drop interface that lets you create your entire integration flow with little or no code. You can create, modify, and run all your integrations in the integration designer.

I recently rediscovered Google’s new Application Integration service, which is currently in preview. If you are unfamiliar with this service it in part “offers a drag-and-drop visual interface that lets you create an entire integration flow with little or no code. Connectors also allow you to call and perform operations on various entities”.

There are a long list tasks that can be configured for Google Cloud services, but you are not limited to just these and you can add your own data sources. As a Google Workspace Developer, it’s been interesting to look at the Apps Script task integration. With this you can get task parameters from your integration, run any operations as you would with any other Apps Script project, with the option to set integration variables for the rest of your workflow.

The linked documentation page provides setup instructions. When you setup the Apps Script integration it creates a project with some boilerplate including adding a AppsScriptTask library. Lots of possibilities to use the Apps Script built-in and advanced services to rapidly create applications. I’m looking forward to seeing what the community come up with.

Source: Apps Script task | Application Integration  |  Google Cloud

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