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Router and scenarios with multiple modules

Each scenario can contain an unlimited number of modules. This gives you the possibility to create complex schemes. A router allows you to duplicate data or add new routes to a scenario. In each route, you can then handle the different groups of bundles separately.

Example: Connecting Instagram to Dropbox and YouTube

The below scenario shows how to:

  1. Download images from Instagram, resize them and upload them to a Dropbox folder
  2. At the same time, download videos from Instagram and upload them to YouTube

Instagram can return both images and videos. Adding a router will allow you to divide the scenario and add a new route so that each type of bundle can be processed separately, at the same time.

Adding a router to a scenario

A router can be added to a scenario in one of the following ways:

  1. Click on the right handle of the module where the router shall be inserted and from the list of options that appear, choose "Router".
  2. Click the wrench icon below a line connecting the modules in which you want to add a router to and from the panel that appears, select "Add a router".
  3. Click the left handle of a separate module and drag it towards a module, which on both sides is connected to other modules. This will insert a router right after the connected module and connect the separate module to the scenario.

The bundles are sent to the modules after the router in the order in which the modules were attached to the router (with the exception of the Default route described below). To verify the order, you can click the Auto-align icon, which will arrange the modules according to the order from top to bottom.

Filtering

To select the bundles that will pass through to a specific route of a scenario, define a filter. For more information on how to use filters, please refer to the help section on Filtering.

Default route

The route with ticked checkbox Default route is used in the case when a bundle could not continue on from the router via any other route, since conditions specified in the filters for the other routes were not met. The Default route is distinguished with a different arrow sign inside the router module:

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