Exporting data & dashboards | Key concepts

Now that we’ve completed our Parabola Flow, it’s time to run our Flow and send out data. In this lesson, we review the different types of destinations available in Parabola and walk through an example of how to actually run your Flow. 

Building challenge

In this challenge, we’ll add export steps to all of the different branches we’ve created. 

  • Directly above our “Combine sales and low inventory SKUs” card, add a card titled “Update inventory report” and drop a Send to Parabola Table step on the card. Click into the step, and name the Table Inventory Report. 
  • Directly to the right of our “Combine sales and low inventory SKUs” card, add a card titled “Alert team about low inventory levels” and drop an Email a CSV attachment step on the card. Click into the step, input your personal email in the email recipient field, and input “Low Inventory Alert” as the email subject and body. 
  • Within the “Find total revenue and units sold by SKU” card, add a Send to Parabola Table step and name the Table SKU Sales by Month.
  • Within the “Count orders by month” card, add a Send to Parabola Table step and name the Table Orders by Month.
  • Click the Run Flow button in the top right corner.

To check your work, take a look at this quick video.

Overview of destinations

  • By clicking the Integrations tab of the search bar, you’ll see a list of available integrations — places like Google Sheets, emails, APIs, databases, etc. some text
    • For a full list of integrations, check out our integrations page which also includes a list of all APIs that customers have successfully configured in Parabola in the past. 
    • To learn more about working with APIs in Parabola, check out the helpful videos in our API guides or feel free to reach out to our support team.

Running your Flow 

To run your Flow, click the Run Flow button in the top right corner of the canvas. When you click this button, Parabola will pull live data from all of the data sources you have configured on the canvas and send data off to whichever destinations you have configured. 

Parabola Tables 

One of the most common export methods involves sending data to Parabola Tables — databases that live inside of Parabola and power the dashboards and visualizations we’ll cover upcoming lessons. 

How to use the step

  1. Drag a Send to Parabola Table step onto the canvas. 
  2. Open the step and name your Table. 
  3. Specify what you want to happen on every Flow run (overwrite, append, or update). 

Pro tip

  • Make sure to double-check your Flow before clicking the Run Flow button.
  • Any one Flow can include multiple Parabola Tables.
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