Inline configuration editor in Alumio

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • What is the Inline configuration editor and where should I look for it?
  • Is it possible to test configurations in the Inline configuration editor?
  • Ending note


When working with Alumio, it’s impossible to imagine you are going to work with only one functionality like Route or Incoming configuration, for example, because one thing always requires another one for sustainable integration.

While setting various configurations, transformers, HTTP Clients etc., the entire picture can be lost because of the huge amount of information contained in those functionalities. That’s why to verify every detail, you can go through each step to check if the settings are correct.

In this article, we want to tell you how to avoid multiple checkouts that take a lot of your time by means of the Inline configuration editor.

What is the Inline configuration editor and where should I look for it?

Inline configuration editor is the number of functionalities with the same structure and blocks of information as normal pages have in Alumio but in the popup view that are placed in other functionalities like Route, Incoming and Outgoing configurations and so on.

In brief, it’s the same functionality as we have in Alumio when clicking on the appropriate path to reach it out but in the smaller view with an ability to edit information. That allows us to provide some checks without the necessity to click in Alumio and verify every detail because it’s possible to do this using the Inline configuration editor.

The Inline configuration editor was created for different connections which we have: Routes, Incoming and Outgoing configurations, Entity transformers, HTTP Proxies and Webhooks. Also it’s possible to view Inline configurations for HTTP and SOAP Clients when selected.

Therefore, which steps do you need to do to navigate to the Inline configuration editor?

  1. Create a new connection, for example, Route. Let’s say you have already created at least an Incoming configuration for your future route. Input in the “Incoming configuration” field required configuration.
  2. Once you have done the first step, the “View configuration” option displays under the “Incoming configuration” field.
  3. Click on the “View configuration” option.
  4. The Inline configuration editor expands.

  5. You are able to add/edit/delete the needed information and once you have saved the settings, the information gets updated in the Incoming configuration details page and in other places where this configuration is used.

Note: To collapse the popup, you can use the “Escape” keybind on your keyboard.

Is it possible to test configurations in the Inline configuration editor?

Plowing forwards, it is!

Let’s say you continue building your Route, however, want to add some transformers and test them before you run the Route. To do this, you only need to input the already created Entity transformer, don’t you? Once you have done it, the “View configuration” option expands as expected. Then you click on the option and see the Inline configuration editor but it differs from the previous screenshot. It has a Transformer tester inside!

Ending note

To make complex integrations using multiple functionalities in Alumio, you can use the Inline configuration editor to simplify the verification of Incoming and Outgoing configurations, Webhooks etc. Besides that, you are able to test your configurations in such functionalities as Entity transformers, HTTP and SOAP Clients and HTTP Proxies as well.