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Getting started with automations - automate any task
Getting started with automations - automate any task
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Shopia automations allows you to build AI tools that are connected to the internet and the software you already use.

Shopia comes with 100's of templates that can be used to automate your work.

In this guide we will learn the basics of setting up your first automation.

Creating a new automation

From the dashboard head to 'automations':

Click ‘+ NEW AUTOMATION in the top-right’:

You will be sent to view Shopia’s templates:

You can choose a template as a starting point or simply click ‘Build a template’ to start from scratch. In this example we will click ‘Build a template’:

Adding steps and inputs

Here in the ‘build’ tab we can edit our workflow and add more steps. For more information on building workflows please refer to our actions library. In this example we will create a simple 1 step workflow using the ‘scrape page or video’ action:

Unlike when using workflows within a Shopia document, in automations you can assign inputs to any field using square brackets. In this example our workflow’s input will be ‘URL’ and for this given URL a summary will be created:

Configuring settings & publishing our automation

Before continuing you can set your default output language and AI engine for this automation:

Let’s click ‘SAVE WORKFLOW’ in the top right and we’re ready to start using our automation. Here in the run tab we can run this workflow one-by-one. The outputs will be saved in the ‘Table’ tab:

Accessing the table

Clicking on the ‘table’ tab we can manage our workflows runs. For each workflow to run we can add a row. We can create rows manually and upload lots of rows using CSV uploads:

Accessing the API

Alternatively we can run our automation using our API. Click through to the ‘API’ tab. Here you can select see code examples for multiple coding languages:

API notes

  • Maximum 1 request every 5 seconds.

  • Please note the API will not save outputs inside your Shopia account, but rather the outputs are to be used and stored externally however you wish.

Enterprise features

  • Custom rate limits.

  • Custom team permissions and security.

  • Store API outputs within the Shopia platform.

💡 For API support, contact us at [email protected].

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