An Adapter is one of the most powerful functions of Korbyt. An Adapter allows you to ingest data from external data sources. Want to bring in data from a database, or a web service, or just a plain text file or even a custom web service API? An Adapter allows you to do that. Putting this information on displays, desktops, or mobile devices and having it automatically updated is one of the most effective uses for you digital signage system. Your viewers will stay readily informed.
Some common uses of adapters include: Events and Schedule data, Employee Anniversaries, Manufacturing data, custom News Feeds, Call Center data, Sales and Salesgoals, Weather, Menu information, Plant Safety and Incidents, and much more.
Adapters are found in Korbyt under “Advanced”, “Data Integration”.
Korbyt has many adapter “Templates” already created and ready for use. These include JSON, XML, CSV, JDBC, RSS, Salesforce and more. If an adapter template is not available for your datasource then a “Custom Script” Adapter can be created.
Once an Adapter is created and configured correctly for your datasource, it has two states. Active means the adapter is running and collecting data. Inactive means the adapter is off and not collecting data.
This is shown either in list view or card view easily:
You can preview the raw data collected from any adapter using the ‘Preview’ action:
Previewing the data will allow you to see if you are getting what you expect. Are you getting all the rows? all the columns? is the data in the right format? if you are not getting any data at all you may have the wrong configuration settings for you adapter (perhaps a password changed?). You can check the configuration settings using the “Edit” Action:
It is recommend to remove any adapters no longer in use. Once you are certain the data is no longer required you can remove it forever with the “Delete” action:
A Korbyt Administrator will have access to all the actions described above.
A Korbyt Approver will have access to Edit and Preview only.
A Korbyt Author or Readonly user will have access to Preview only.
Check back regularly for other upcoming articles including other “Getting Started Guides” including “Working with Data Subscriptions” where we will show you how to include this information on Layouts and Messages for your viewers.
Stay tuned for more!