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Hi everyone!!! I'm really curious about how API & Integrations work with iAuditor, hoping people can share how they've been utilising this!!!

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Jack
Jack

Really great discussion topic @Rae! If you haven't read this yet, we have an article on getting started with the iAuditor API that may give you a bit more understanding and answer some of the questions you may have!

Rae
Rae

Thanks as always @Jack!

Yuming
Yuming

I have a MS Flow (or Power Automate) integration set up to automatically upload completed inspection reports to my company's SharePoint site. This article is pretty handy to walk through the steps: https://support.safetyculture.com/integrations/upload-inspection-reports-to-sharepoint-automatically-with-power-automate/

Though they're still using the classic report format, which is kinda annoying. Don't know when they'll be switched over.

Jack
Jack

Thank you for sharing your experience @Yuming! I'm really sorry for the delay on our Power Automate connector update, but we're getting really close to updating it to use the new report format!

Clara
Clara

I'm still new to iAuditor, but I remember the colleague who referred iAuditor to me uses a software called Zap (I might've misspelt it)? Seems pretty easy to use and it's just clicking and selecting to connect apps, not much coding involved.

Josh Yeamans
Josh Yeamans

@Rae  The API can be a powerful tool to connect different systems together. We use the API to manage users and assign them to groups. In addition, we pull inspection and action data from the API for dashboard and reporting purposes. 

Another way we are using the API is to take data collected in a form and populate a Word template for each one of the branches on specific schedule to reduce the amount of time it takes to reproduce clean deliverable reports with specific layout requirements. 

Happy to help you with the API, just let me know what you're trying to do and I can point you in a direction.  

Rae
Rae

Thank you @Josh Yeamans! Sounds like the possibilities are endless with the API!!! I'll certainly ask again should I need any help :)

Thomas Kenny
Thomas Kenny

For my printing department, I use iAuditor to monitor quality of output (with pictures), and since I am there already, I record lot information for unprinted stock and finished goods lots, all tied to a particular production run.  Each printer has an iPad to use.

My intent was to use the Zapier integration for an integration (because at my level of need it would be free), but they did not support repeating sections, which I use extensively.

So I taught myself Python and started to explore the python safetyculture API.  I now use this for my printing department's Production and lot traceability, and for my injection molding department's lot traceability. Still working on molding production reporting and a maintenance work order system.

These are not flawless due to the usual reasons. Garbage in-garbage out.  On a daily basis, about one in ten audits are incomplete and I have to complete them.   Unsigned, or forgot to enter date/time, or started a new section and didn't use it.  This hopefully will improve with time.

There is a bit of a learning curve as the format of the audit returned is in JSON.  It is a long, ordered list of items in a dictionary format.  But with enough effort, I am able to pull selected data and dump them to various excel spreadsheets.

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