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Automation Overview

This article describes automation, how to create, edit, and delete automations, as well as some common use cases for automation in a Brinqa Platform.

What is automation?

Brinqa contains a flexible workflow engine built into the user interface through a feature called automation. Automation gives you the capability to build complex and automated actions in response to any data sets derived from a BQL query. Automation provides a mechanism for building workflows to make your Brinqa Platform less complex.

The Automation tab at the top of the page lists existing automations in your Brinqa Platform, and allows you to create new automations. The following table details the default columns on the Automations page:

TitleThe title of the automation.
Last runWhen the automation was run last time.
Last statusThe status of the last run (successful or failed).
Next runWhen the automation is scheduled to run next time.
Updated byBy whom the automation was last updated.
Last updatedWhen the automation was last updated.

Create an automation

You can create your own automation in your Brinqa Platform. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Automation.

  2. Click Create and fill in the following information:

    • Title: The title of the automation.

    • Description: The description of what the automation accomplishes.

    • BQL query: The Brinqa Query Language (BQL) query to run against the data. Click Test to check if your query is valid and returns any data.


      Ensure that a successful data orchestration has synced before you execute a query. Data orchestration consolidates your data ensures it can be queried.

    • Actions: The action that the automation performs. For example, create a vulnerability ticket.

    • Run: The method in which the automation runs.

      • Manual: Manually launch the automation from the Automation page.

      • Schedule: Specify a schedule for the automation to run (for example, once per day, every day at a specified time).

      • Orchestration: Set the automation to run as part of the data orchestration.

  3. Click Create.

The steps above demonstrate a general procedure for creating an automation. See the following articles for different examples of using automation in your Brinqa Platform:

Edit or delete an automation

You can edit or delete existing automations. Hold the pointer over the automation you want to modify and click Edit or Delete to update an automation.