An action is an operation you can execute against a connector. It represents a single interaction with a participant of the integration. A connector defines a set of actions. For example, the Twitter connector includes actions such as tweet, retweet, and destroyStatus.

In the Composer, you invoke an action by navigating to the connector in the tool palette and dragging the icon of the action you want to the canvas.

You can define a new action by dragging the Action icon to the connector construct on the canvas:

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The structure of an action definition is as follows:


action ActionName (ConnectorName VariableName[, ([ActionParamAnnotations] TypeName VariableName)+]) (TypeName*)
        [throws exception] {