Working In Iguana

Iguana Training Series. Take a closer look at the major features and tools in Iguana that help you to build and maintain interfaces.


This course is part of the Iguana Training Series, a set of private courses that cover an array of interfacing concepts in Iguana.

In this course, we are going to take a closer look at the major features and tools in Iguana that help you to build and maintain interfaces.

There are several major skills involved in successful interfacing: building/customizing the interface, running/monitoring the interface, troubleshooting/maintaining the interface.


The Iguana Translator is a special scripting environment decked out with several powerful development tools. Whenever you want to transform, translate, or map data as it flows from one system to another, you will use the Translator to access and manipulate the data behind the scenes.


The Iguana Dashboard is your central console where you start and stop channels, monitor channel performance, and access all other system tools.


How will you diagnose and correct errors when an interface is in production? Iguana Logs and Settings provide an efficient workflow for setting things right. The robust logging system is a quick and easy way to pinpoint errors and troubleshoot performance issues. Use Iguana's system settings to set up servers, email notifications, and other important administrative tasks.

Optionally, you may choose to start by tackling the basic overview of the software's main features in the Iguana First Steps course. It's about 30 minutes to give you a good feel for how Iguana works before we dive into some of the details.

Otherwise, let's get started on your Iguana journey.

Course Curriculum

The Dashboard
Dashboard overview 00:20:00
Dashboard Tutorial: Step 1 00:03:00
Dashboard Tutorial: Step 2 00:03:00
Dashboard Tutorial: Step 3 00:03:00
Dashboard Tutorial: Step 4 00:05:00
Dashboard tutorial review 00:02:00
The Logs
Logs overview 00:20:00
Logs practice exercises 00:10:00
Resubmitting a block of messages 00:05:00
Viewing logged messages 00:05:00
Iguana settings 00:15:00
Creating users, roles and groups 00:10:00
The Translator
Translator overview 00:01:00
Add a filter to your channel 00:02:00
Import the project/code 00:03:00
Exploring the Translator 00:03:00
Using the Translator toolbar 00:03:00
Adding sample data 00:04:00
Browse sample messages 00:03:00
Editing sample data 00:04:00
Make a commit to source control 00:05:00
Using the search box 00:02:00
Project files panel 00:03:00
The editor window 00:03:00
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