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Welcome to Flatfile! This tutorial will guide you through creating a custom app on Flatfile’s powerful platform.
Before your begin
If you don’t already have one, sign up for a Flatfile account here.
To go through this tutorial you’ll need a Flatfile account. We’ll be using the credentials from your free account to assemble your first data import experience.
In your account use the quickcopy button to copy your secrets key from the API Keys & Secrets page. You’re about to use this credential to setup a listener in your account.
Creating a custom app
In your Flatfile dashboard, click the + next to the Platform Apps header to create a custom app. Name is
red for the sake of this demonstration.
Take note of the namespace that was auto-generated from the name of your
App. It should be
red. You’ll need this soon.
Building your custom app
Building a basic data import experience with Flatfile involves a four-step process:
Setup a listener
Import and extract your data
Configure a Space
Configure your data destination
Transform and validate data
Process your data
Configure a submit Action
Export your data
During this guided tutorial you’ll learn about key concepts and features of Flatfile, and get familiar with the tooling Flatfile provides to help developers build the best possible data import experience for your users.
Let’s get started by configuring a listener you’ll use later: Setup a Listener.