Dell Boomi AtomSphere

Public connectors

AtomSphere’s continually-growing list of public connectors, which you can integrate with any combination of cloud, SaaS, and on-premise applications, are of two different types:

  • Application connectors, which use a specific format or profile (typically XML or JSON) that represents a request message to an application or a response message from it.

  • Technology connectors, which use a data format or profile that is independent of the connector’s operation.

Some connectors require driver files, such as a JDBC driver for connecting to a specific type of database. Once you obtain the required drivers, you can put those files in the appropriate directory in one of two ways:

  • Upload the JAR files into your AtomSphere account library (Setup > Account Libraries), add those files to a Custom Library component, and deploy the component to the appropriate Atom, Molecule, Atom Cloud (including the Dell Boomi Atom Cloud), or environment.

    For JAR files that support a connector, you create a Custom Library component with a type of Connector and select a connector type. When you deploy the component, the JAR files that it references are deployed to the /<installation_directory>/userlib/<connType> directory. If the userlib/<connType> directory does not exist, AtomSphere creates it.

  • Load the JAR files manually into the appropriate directory of a local Atom, Molecule, or private Atom Cloud. After you load the JAR files, a restart is required.

    Any driver files that you load manually must be copied into the /<installation_directory>/userlib/<connType> directory. If the userlib/<connType> directory does not exist, you must create it.

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