Integrate mule esb with microsoft office 365 share point
2. MuleSoft provides the most widely used integration platform to connect
any application, data service or an API, across the cloud and on-premise
continuum. Microsoft Office-365 SharePoint is a cloud-based Content
management infrastructure that is accessible to the user
programmatically via a MuleSoft ‘Microsoft Service Bus’ connector.
SharePoint Online is a cloud-based service that helps organisations
share and collaborate with colleagues, partners, and customers. With
SharePoint Online, we can access internal sites, documents, and other
information from anywhere—at the office, at home, or from a mobile
device. The Microsoft SharePoint Mule connector allows developers to
access any amount of data, at any time and from anywhere on the web.
With connectivity to the Microsoft SharePoint API, users can interface
SharePoint to perform CRUD operations on documents and use data with
other SharePoint services. Applications can also be built for which
internet storage is required – all from within MuleSoft Anypoint Platform.
Instant access to the Microsoft SharePoint API enables businesses to
create seamless integration between SharePoint and other databases,
CMS applications such as Drupal, and CRM applications such as
4. Microsoft Office-365 SharePoint Account
Microsoft Office-365 SharePoint Host , User
Name and Password
Mule Anypoint Microsoft SharePoint 2013
5. To complete this sample, we need an MS
Office-365 SharePoint account. We can sign
up for a free trial.
6. SharePoint Online has a full-featured
framework for adding and managing user
identities and establishing granular
administrative models. We should choose the
first option for adding new users in the Users
section of the Admin Overview page.
7. SharePoint is a web application platform for content and document management, intranet portals, collaboration,
extranets, websites, and enterprise search. Mule SharePoint connector enables integrating with SharePoint and
provides following methods –
CRUD for Documents
CRUD for Document Library
CRUD for Users
Configure Mule Anypoint Microsoft SharePoint connector with the following settings –
Configuration:(MS SharePoint connector configured using the config element) This element must be placed out
of flow and at the root of the Mule application. We can create as many configurations deemed necessary as long
as each carries its own name.
Connection Pool: SharePoint connector offers automatic connection management via the use of a connection
pool. This pool will act a storage mechanism for all the connections that are in-use by the user of this
Prior to the execution of a processor, the connector will attempt to lookup for an
already established connection and if one doesn’t exist, it will create one. This lookup mechanism is done in the
connection pool via the use of connection variables declared as keys.
Reconnection Strategy: Reconnection Strategies specify on how a connector behaves when the connection fails.
We can control the attempts by Mule to reconnect using several criteria –
Type of exception
Number and frequency of reconnection attempts
With a reconnection strategy, the behaviour of a failed connection can be controlled in a much better way by
configuring it, for example, to re-attempt the connection only once every 15 minutes, and to give up after 30
attempts. An automatic notification can be sent to the IT administrator whenever this reconnection strategy
goes into effect. A strategy can also be defined which attempts to reconnect only during business hours. Such a
setting can prove useful if the server is frequently shut down for maintenance.
9. The below Mule application is used to create
folder under Microsoft Office-365 SharePoint
using Mule Anypoint Microsoft SharePoint
10. Install the Microsoft SharePoint Connector in Anypoint Studio
Create a new Anypoint Studio Project and Flow.
Before using the Microsoft SharePoint Connector in the Mule
Flows, create a global element for
configuration which can be reused in all other flows across
the Mule project – wherever the objects are created & deleted
to and from Microsoft SharePoint.
Configure the ‘Microsoft SharePoint’ connector by providing
the following information for the global element
◦ User Name
◦ Site Url
Use HTTP inbound endpoint to hit the service and to crteate
folder in the Microsoft Office-365 SharePoint.
Configure the Microsoft SharePoint endpoint by providing the
following to create folder in the SharePoint document library –
◦ Link to the ‘global Connector Configuration’
◦ Operation name
12. We are now ready to run the project! First, let
us test run the application from Studio:
Right-click on the application in the Package
Select Run As > Mule Application:
Start a browser and go
The success response should be returned in
case of successfully creation of folder under
SharePoint document library
14. No point-to-point integration required
Seamless integration running in the background
Quick data synchronization between Microsoft SharePoint with an
on-premise and cloud (Office-365) based applications
Facilitate applications with Microsoft SharePoint capacities for
large volume data storage
Store applications data and can be rolled back during disaster
Bi-directional data communication between applications and
Highly scalable, it secures a solution for backing up and
archiving your critical data
Send event notifications when objects are uploaded to Microsoft
Access any amount of data, at any time, from anywhere on the