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Adaptors

Connect Anything.

First, it's important to note that OpenFn can connect to any system via HTTP, but our community has also built dozens of "adaptors" to save time & money while connecting to most commonly used digital public goods and key ICT4D systems.

You can even run web scraping or browser automation tools with OpenFn. It's almost like a universal translator... 🖖

What's an adaptor?

An adaptor is an open-source Javascript or Typescript module that provides OpenFn users with a clean set of helper functions that help communicate with a specific external system. In the past, we often referred to them as "language packages" and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but the preferred way of communicating about adaptors is as follows:

  • "What adaptor is that job using?" ("That job is using language-dhis2.")
  • "The DHIS2 adaptor is called language-dhis2."
  • "I don't have the right adaptor for this job, let me install it by running npm install @openfn/language-dhis2.

In short, most adaptors follow the naming convention @openfn/language-xyz.

Where to find them

Here's a list of the 49 publicly supported OpenFn adaptors. Note that only some have been migrated to our new and have their docs sites served here. For the rest, you can view the docs and source by clicking into the adaptor and choosing your version.

asana (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for asana are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
azure-storage (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for azure-storage are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
beyonic (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for beyonic are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
bigquery (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for bigquery are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
cartodb
This adaptor hasn't been migrated yet, but it still works just fine and you can view the source & documentation via these links:
commcare (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for commcare are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
common (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for common are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
dhis2 (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for dhis2 are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
dynamics (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for dynamics are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
facebook (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for facebook are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
fhir (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for fhir are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
godata (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for godata are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
googlehealthcare (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for googlehealthcare are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
googlesheets (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for googlesheets are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
hive (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for hive are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
http (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for http are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
khanacademy (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for khanacademy are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
kobotoolbox (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for kobotoolbox are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
magpi (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for magpi are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
mailchimp (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for mailchimp are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
mailgun (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for mailgun are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
maximo (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for maximo are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
medicmobile (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for medicmobile are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
mogli (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for mogli are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
mongodb (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for mongodb are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
msgraph (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for msgraph are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
mssql (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for mssql are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
mysql (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for mysql are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
nexmo (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for nexmo are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
ocl (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for ocl are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
openfn (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for openfn are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
openhim (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for openhim are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
openimis (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for openimis are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
openmrs (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for openmrs are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
openspp (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for openspp are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
postgresql (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for postgresql are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
primero (docs)
progres (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for progres are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
rapidpro (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for rapidpro are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
resourcemap (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for resourcemap are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
salesforce (docs)
sftp (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for sftp are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
smpp (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for smpp are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
surveycto (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for surveycto are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
telerivet (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for telerivet are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
template
This adaptor hasn't been migrated yet, but it still works just fine and you can view the source & documentation via these links:
twilio (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for twilio are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
vtiger (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for vtiger are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:
zoho (docs)
The current API docs, changelog, and developer readme for zoho are available here. You can view the source & documentation via these links:

On OpenFn

When creating or editing a job step, you can choose the adaptor to run the job. This way you "import" the needed operations. Simply open the dropdown list of adaptors, and click on one.

On npm

Most of our adaptors are also available on npmjs.com.

Adaptors list in npm

Building and extending adaptors

The source code and technical documentation for developing or extending existing adaptors can be found here.

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