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Using Schema Studio

Dromo's Schema Studio streamlines creating a schema, so you can start working with Dromo fast. Watch the below video for a quick overview of Schema Studio:

Creating a Schema

Once you've logged into your Dromo account, you can access Schema Studio from your Dromo dashboard. Here, you can create a new schema or update any schemas you've previously created. Click Create Schema:

Navigate to Schema Studio

Step One: Add a Name

You'll have several options to customize your new schema's preferences. Start by giving your schema a name:

Adding a schema name

Step Two: Customize your importer

Next, you can customize the importer your end-user interacts with:

Customizing the general settings of your Dromo importer

You can optionally configure the importer's:

Private mode

Private mode lets you to control whether user data is sent or persisted through Dromo's servers. Private mode is only available on the Dromo Pro plan.

You can also optionally customize your importer's appearance with custom colors. You can preview your Dromo importer's appearance by clicking Test now in the footer: Use the Test Now button to see your importer

Step Three: Add fields to your schema

Next, you'll define your schema's fields. You can think of a schema's fields like columns in a spreadsheet.

If you are importing your user-collected data into a database, you'll want your data to be in the shape your database table expects. This means your schema's fields usually match the columns in your database. For example, let's say you have a client database table with two columns for clients' names and emails. Your schema would have two fields to match your database table; one for our clients' names and a second for their emails.

You can add fields in two ways:

  1. Importing a CSV and letting Schema Studio automatically detect the field and types.
  2. Manually clicking the Add field button.

Use an existing file or manually add fields

Once you've added a new field, clicking on the name of that field enables you to customize or delete it. You can customize a field's:

  • Label: The column name your users see in the importer.
  • Key: The field's unique identifier is this field's key in the JSON results.
  • Description: A description for this field that your users will see in the importer.
  • Type: The type of data your user should input (e.g., email, date, text, etc.).

The options to customize a field

Additionally, you can use validators to enforce rules for the data a user is allowed to import. You can choose to make a field required, unique, follow a particular Regex pattern, or any combination of the above:

The validators you can add to a field

Power-up your validators!

Pro plan users can access additional validators and can create custom validations to ensure their incoming data is always ideal.

You can try out your importer settings and fields in real-time using the Test now button on the footer on the screen:

Click test now to try our your schema

Once you've customized your schema, click Save schema. You'll be redirected to the main Schema Studio page, where you can see your new schema:

New schema added to total list

Using schemas

The Schemas page shows your collection of schemas, and beside each schema are three icons:

Schema icons

To start using a schema in your application, click on the angled brackets icon:

Schema icons

Copy and paste the pop-up code block into your own website's code:

Copy and paste the code block

You've done it! You've successfully built a new schema and added an importer to your website, enabling your users to use Dromo for a streamlined importing experience. 🎉

Seeing your data

You can see your user's imports from the Imports tab in your Dromo dashboard.

However, in order to utilize this data, you still need to move it into your backend. Upon each upload, you can automatically push your user-imported data directly into your database using the onResults callback:

dromo.onResults((response, metadata) => {
// Connect to our database
// create new entries in our database using the user's imported data
Using webhooks

You can also use a webhook to push your user-imported data into your database.

Editing and deleting schemas

Clicking the pencil icon enables you to edit a schema. Clicking on the trash can icon opens a modal where you can confirm you want to delete a schema:

Delete schema