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Introduction to Model Generator and Connectors



Besides creating models from scratch, the the Generator tooling can be used to generate and import models into your app based on 3rd-party specs or services. For example, you can generate service models or data dictionary models from OpenAPI specifications, allowing you to access and utilize external data in your processes, which reduces the needed setup and modeling time.

Flowabl Design Generator

How to access the generator?

You can access the generator feature in Flowable Design, through the Create wizard of an app. Clicking on the Create button will open the wizard to create or import models, and now offers a tab to Generate models.

Flowable Design Model Create Button

The wizard will lead you through the model generation process. The models created during these steps remain temporary, and only become permanent when you choose to import them into the application in the final step.


This feature is available in the react-based Flowable Design application only.

How does this relate to connectors?

The model generator plays an important role in establishing connections with third-party services, such as Salesforce. It does this by generating models such as service models, data dictionary models, etc. that are specifically tailored to link with these services. Furthermore, while these models work effectively right out of the box, they are also flexible enough to be customized as needed.

The connectors wil similarly use the same approach to generate the required models to connect to a 3th party system, often with specifics around peculiarities for the particular service.