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Dromo Express Quickstart

Welcome to Dromo Express! This guide will walk you through the process of setting up and using the product.


Dromo Express is a simplified, yet powerful, version of our full-featured product, Dromo Pro. Unlike Dromo Pro, which allows users to directly configure and customize the Dromo Importer using JavaScript, Dromo Express exclusively uses the the Schema Builder.

The Schema Studio is a versatile tool that enables all your stakeholders - including non-technical ones - to configure and customize the Dromo importer using a simplified UI. However, the customization options are limited to a subset of the features available in the full JavaScript SDK.

Setting up Dromo Express

To get started with Dromo Express, you need to:

  1. Create an account: Sign up for a Dromo account here.
  2. Access the Schema Studio: After logging into the dashboard, navigate to the Schema Studio from the menu bar.
  3. Create a schema: Define the settings for the importer and the fields that you want to import. For step-by-step instructions, see the guide on creating a schema.
  4. Embed the schema: Use the generated code snippet to embed Dromo Express into your application or webpage. For step-by-step instructions, see the Schema Studio quickstart.

Limitations of Dromo Express

While Dromo Express provides a user-friendly interface for customization, it has certain limitations compared to Dromo Pro:

  • Subset of options: The Schema Studio exposes only a subset of the settings and field options that are available in the full JavaScript SDK. For a current list, see this FAQ.

  • No hooks: You cannot supply hooks that perform custom transformations or change the behavior of the importer mid-session.

  • No dynamic JavaScript: Dromo Express does not allow you to define any field properties (e.g., select options) dynamically using JavaScript.

  • No Private Mode: Dromo Express cannot be run in Private Mode, meaning finished imports are always stored in addition to being available via onResults. You may store the results in your own storage layer by enabling the Bring-Your-Own-Storage option (requires a Dromo Express enterprise plan).

For full control and customization options, consider upgrading to Dromo Pro.

Need help?

If you encounter any problems or have any questions, please reach out to our support team or start a conversation using the chat app (in the lower right-hand corner of any page). We're here to help!

Thank you for choosing Dromo Express, we're excited to see what you'll build!