In the post Building Cloud Connectors: Connector or Feeder?, we discussed the differences between a step-based Cloud Connector, and a Feeder.
Put simply, a Feeder is an externally hosted application, that runs on a scheduled basis, and uses the Eloqua API to create or "feed" Contacts and/or Custom Data Objects (aka DataCards) into Eloqua
When speaking with developers looking to build a Feeder, I am often asked what the basic implementation would look like.
In order to develop a Feeder, here are some basic things that you will need to do.
Develop and host your own application, external to Eloqua, that does the following:
1. Presents a configuration page to the user that...
Collects the user's:
Allows the user to:
2. Runs at the chosen interval, and uses the Eloqua API to...