Discussing Data Wrangling from Flutterflow to Pipedream and Ensuring Efficient API Calls
This State Changers meeting focused on resolving data management issues with FlutterFlow and Pipedream. The primary issue was managing and wrangling nested data types through an API call. The discussion led to an approach to simplifying the data extraction from the frontend service to an external API.
Key points discussed:
1. Use FlutterFlow for the transfer of the required data.
2. The frontend is not ideal for shaping the data, so move it to Pipedream, where the data takes its shape.
3. Work with Dart functions in FlutterFlow to reshape the frontend. However, it's preferred to control data wrangling centrally, which Xano does exceptionally well, like Pipedream that exposes it through Node.js.
5. Use Pipedream for data manipulation, making it the ideal approach for this use case.
7. Once the data transfer from FlutterFlow to Pipedream is achieved, transform the data from what Pipedream sees to what the API template requires.
8. A Node step in Pipedream will handle the transformation of data from its incoming form to what the API template requires.
9. Mention of using Make and Zapier, though these tools were deemed less efficient than Pipedream.