n8n is a great no-code workflow automation tool. It is very useful when you want to build multi-step workflows combining 3rd party APIs and your own internal tools. In addition, it is also self-hosted and open source as it follows a fair-code distribution model.
But sometimes, when your workflow starts growing wildly, using many nodes and becoming increasingly complex, it can be difficult to maintain.
YepCode is also an automation tool, but it follows a different approach: It is a full-code platform.
This gives it a lot of power, as it makes it the perfect tool to deal with more complex tasks. For this particular case, it would help you to reduce the number of n8n nodes.
YepCode also gives you some additional features: process versioning, monitoring through audit events, a permanent datastore, and much more...
In some use cases, it may be interesting to start an automation problem with n8n but rely on YepCode for some steps.
Some examples might be implementing complex logic, moving a large amount of data, or using streaming for some task.
You can leverage some n8n triggers and then start some YepCode process to run that logic, and after you're done, the n8n flow could be kept.
So... how do I connect my YepCode with n8n? Firstly, you'll need:
Let's get started!
n8n includes a lot of built-in integrations, and also supports extensions using community nodes. This is the approach we have followed to include YepCode support. YepCode community node is called n8n-nodes-yepcode, you can find it on npm here.
There you go, now we can add YepCode nodes into our workflow.
Let's do a dummy sample.
Create a new workflow just for testing, click the plus button to add a new node. Type "yepcode" on the search filter and click on YepCode node.
Excellent, n8n prompts the node configuration that we need to fill.
Let's explain each field:
That's it, now you are ready to execute your YepCode node! Connect it in your workflow with other nodes and feel the power of YepCode and n8n combined!
Thank you for reading :) and...