What are N8N nodes and what do they do?

I know that N8N has all data passed between nodes is an array of objects. But what are the nodes themselves doing in the process?

It looks like your topic is missing some important information. Could you provide the following if applicable.

  • n8n version:
  • Database (default: SQLite):
  • n8n EXECUTIONS_PROCESS setting (default: own, main):
  • Running n8n via (Docker, npm, n8n cloud, desktop app):
  • Operating system:

@jshecut , nodes do “what it say on the tin”. You can consider each node as a function with argument(s) that produces some output which is the result of that processing (read the documents for each node to get the details). Though I suspect the technical language does not appeal to you if you ask this kind of question. Perhaps I misunderstood what you are after. Then please elaborate.

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@ihortom Sorry for the late response and thank you so much for your help this answer helps a lot.