Getting Started with the MESA Builder

Welcome to the MESA builder!

Here you can click and connect your favorite apps to create custom workflows that are as specific and special as your business. 

Let's get started 🚀

🎥  Watch our builder walkthrough to get yourself acquainted with the builder right away!

🧱. If you're ready to begin building, follow the steps below to get your workflow up and running in a jiffy.

1. You will first need to select a Trigger. This is the starting point of the workflow. 

A common trigger used is when a Shopify Order is created. Within the Shopify app, choose Order Created.

2. Next, you will want to select the Action(s) that runs after a trigger fires. These can involve manipulating the workflow or completing the workflow. You can string many actions together in a single workflow template.

Tokens

3. Some Actions selected may have required fields that need to be configured. These fields are identified with a red asterisk.

To configure these fields, you will want to select a Token. Tokens are representations of data. When a workflow runs, tokens are replaced with real data.

To insert a token, click on the  {+} button next to the field. This will open up the token selector sidebar. Here, you can view all of the tokens that are available from previous steps in your workflow.

Select the token that represents the data that you would like captured in that field. In this example, select the recommended token, Shopify Order Created: ID.

Learn more about Tokens

4. Once you are done with adding Actions, remember to save your changes by clicking the  Save button next to the workflow's title at the top of your screen.

Testing

5. Test your workflow.

To test a workflow, you can click the  Test button at the top of the workflow.

Test workflow menu will appear on the right-hand side with plenty of features to play with.

Test a workflow with recent data

You can see your store's recent data for your workflow if they are available, under the  RECENT DATA title.

After choosing a recent data selection, MESA will display all the information that relates to the data. 

You can click on  Start Test if you do NOT wish to modify the data that MESA processes. MESA will run the workflow as if the workflow was enabled. Therefore, make sure you are comfortable with the output of the test. 

Learn more about Testing if you'd like to explore additional testing options and troubleshooting how-tos.

6. Hit the Enable button when you are ready to start using the workflow 🎉

Explore more of our tutorials to get the most out of your new workflow:

👋  Still have questions or would like someone from our support team to review your workflow? We got you. Email us at contact@getmesa.com where actual humans are on standby 24/7, ready to help.