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The Snap Settings Popup

Once a Snap is on the Canvas, click on the Snap to open the Snap popup. The Snap popup enables you to configure the various settings associated with the Snap. To hide the popup, click on the Snap again, or click the  iconMost Snap popups have some–or all–of the tabs listed in the table below. For illustration, we have taken the File Reader Snap as an example.



Use the Settings tab to configure the Snap.

For detailed information on configuring a specific Snap, click the  icon on the Snap Settings popup.



Use the Account tab to create and store the account details that the Snap will need to access external resources that need authorization.

Refer to Accounts and the individual Snap account documentation for details.



Use the Views tab to configure the input, output, and error views of the Snap.

See Configuring Snap Views for more information.


Use the Info tab to add notes to the Snap. These notes can help other users understand the role of the Snap in the Pipeline. 

The Info tab also displays the Title, Purpose, Developer, and Class FQID (fully-qualified ID of the class that contains the Snap's functionality). 


Icons in a Snap Settings Popup

Snap popups typically display the following icons:

Click to

Access help associated with the Snap.

Maximize the Snap popup. This gives you more space to enter and view the detailed configuration strings more easily.

Remove the Snap from the Pipeline.

Save the changes made to the Snap settings.

Close the popup. 

Configuring Snap Views

This section helps you understand how to configure Snap views. Snap views enable you to configure the number of input and output documents that the Snap can support. You can also configure the Snap behavior in case of any error during the Snap execution. Every Snap offers the following views:

  • Error: Enables you to configure the error view of the Snap

  • Input: Enables you to specify the number of input views you want the Snap to have

  • Output: Enables you to specify the number of output views you want the Snap to have