Functions are specific tasks that you can use in your event scripts.


You can use the http_request function to make external HTTP requests.

When you call the http_request function, you need to provide a JSON object with the following properties.

http_request example

function after_action() {
    var response = http_request({
        method: 'POST',
        url: '',
        headers: {
            'Authorization': 'Bearer ' + method_auth_value,
            'Content-Type': 'application/on',
            'Accept': 'application/on'
        data: JSON.stringify({ MyData: 'some value' })

    return true;
Response property Description
status_code The HTTP status code.
headers Any HTTP headers.
content The response body.
request Details of the request made.


You can use the btoa function to use a specified destination character set to encode a string to Base64.

Note: If you don’t provide a character set, the default character set is UTF-8.

Cyclr supports the following character sets:

  • ISO-8859-1
  • UTF-7
  • UTF-8
  • UTF-16
  • UTF-16LE
  • UTF-16BE
  • UTF-32
  • UTF-32LE
  • UTF-32BE
var Utf8Base64Encoded = btoa("Hĕllō Wōrld"); // SMSVbGzFjSBXxY1ybGQ=
var AsciiBase64Encoded = btoa("Hĕllō Wōrld","ascii"); // SD9sbD8gVz9ybGQ=
var IsoBase64Encoded = btoa("Hĕllō Wōrld","iso-8859-1"); // SGVsbG8gV29ybGQ=


You can use the atob function to use a specified source character set to decode a Base64 encoded string, back to its original value.

Note: If you don’t provide a character set, the default character set is UTF-8.

Cyclr supports the following character sets:

  • ISO-8859-1
  • UTF-7
  • UTF-8
  • UTF-16
  • UTF-16LE
  • UTF-16BE
var Utf8Base64Decoded = atob("SMSVbGzFjSBXxY1ybGQ="); // Hĕllō Wōrld
var AsciiBase64Decoded = atob("SD9sbD8gVz9ybGQ=","ascii"); // H?ll? W?rld
var IsoBase64Decoded = atob("SGVsbG8gV29ybGQ=","iso-8859-1"); // Hĕllō Wōrld


You can use the cyclr_sign function to sign a string. This allows you to encode data with an algorithm.

cyclr_sign example

var algorithm = 'HMAC-SHA1';
var signingKey = 'This is the signing key.';
var valueToSign = 'This is the string to sign.';
var signature = cyclr_sign(algorithm, signingKey, valueToSign);

Cyclr supports the following algorithms:

  • HMAC-SHA256
  • HMAC-SHA512
  • RSA-SHA1
  • RSA-SHA224
  • RSA-SHA256
  • RSA-SHA384
  • RSA-SHA512


You can use the cyclr_csv_parse function to parse a CSV string.

cyclr_csv_parse example

var csv = '1,2,3\na,b,c';
var delimiter = ',';
var hasHeader = false;
var csvRecords =  cyclr_csv_parse(csv, delimiter, hasHeader);


You can use the cyclr_xml_serialize function to convert JSON to XML.

cyclr_xml_serialize example

var onObj = {
    note: {
        to: 'Tove',
        from: 'Jani',
        heading: 'Reminder',
        body: 'Dont forget me this weekend!'

var onObjAsXml = cyclr_xml_serialize(onObj);

// Output:
//<note><to>Tove</to><from>Jani</from><heading>Reminder</heading><body>Dont forget me this weekend!</body></note>


You can use the cyclr_xml_deserialize function to convert XML to JSON.

cyclr_xml_deserialize example

 var xmlStr = '<note><to>Tove</to><from>Jani</from><heading>Reminder</heading><body>Dont forget me this weekend!</body></note>';
  var xmlAsJson = cyclr_xml_deserialize(example);

// Output:
//   {
//     "note": {
//         "to": "Tove",
//         "from": "Jani",
//         "heading": "Reminder",
//         "body": "Dont forget me this weekend!"
//     }
//   }     

Storage Functions

Cyclr provides several storage functions that you can use in scripts to develop a Connector, or add to a step in a template or cycle.

There are two types of storage functions:

  • cyclr_storage_...() allows you to access the same data on any steps in any cycle for a specific connector.
  • cycle_storage_...() allows you to access data on any steps in a specific cycle.

The data that the storage functions work against is locked to the connector they’re called on. For example, if you write data using cyclr_storage_set() on a step from one connector, you can’t use cyclr_storage_get() to access that same data on a step from a different connector.

The storage functions available in their cyclr_ versions are shown below. To use the cycle-restricted version, replace cyclr_ with cycle_.

  • cyclr_storage_list_values()
  • cyclr_storage_delete_all()
  • cyclr_storage_delete(key)
  • cyclr_storage_get(key)
  • cyclr_storage_set(key, value)
  • cyclr_storage_append(key, value)
  • cyclr_storage_list_keys()
  • cyclr_storage_increment(key, amount)
  • cyclr_storage_decrement(key, amount)