Through the Flow View page, you can access and manage all objects in your flow. For each imported dataset, recipe, or other object in your flow, you can perform a variety of actions to effectively manage flow development and job execution through a single page in the
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If you have enabled Deployment Manager, avoid making changes in Flow View on a Production instance of the platform.
NOTE: If the displayed flow has been shared with you, some options are not available.
Flow View page
The imported datasets in the flow or reference datasets added to the flow are listed on the left side of the screen. Associated with each dataset can be one or more recipes, which are used to transform the source data.
- To begin working with an imported dataset, select it and click Add new recipe. A new, empty recipe is associated with the dataset. To open in the Transformer page, click the recipe and select Edit Recipe. See Transformer Page.
- When created, these objects are connected together by lines flowing between them, which show the relationships between the objects in the flow.
For any object, any objects on which it depends are displayed to the left of the object on one of the flowing lines leading from it.
Tip: When you run a job for a recipe, all of the recipes steps for the preceding datasets are executed as part of the job, and only the results of the terminal dataset are generated.
In the above example, the
POS-01recipe is dependent on all of the objects in the flow.
The other datasets have been integrated with the
POS-01dataset and have not yet had a recipe created for them.
When a user is given access to a flow, all of the following actions are available to that user, except for editing details and deleting the flow.
Manage email notifications: Configure types of jobs that generate success or failure emails and who receives the messages. See Manage Flow Notifications Dialog.
NOTE: This feature uses an SMTP email server to send messages. For more information on configuring the server, see Enable SMTP Email Server Integration.
NOTE: This feature may need to be enabled in your environment. For more information, see Workspace Admin Page.
Make a copy: Create a copy of the flow.
- The copied flow is independent of the source flow.
- Optionally, you can duplicate the datasets from the original flow in the copy.
Duplicating datasets has some implications on shared flows. See Overview of Sharing.
NOTE: For flows using parameterized datasets, you should duplicate the datasets, which creates separate copies of parameters and their values in the new flow. If datasets are not copied, then parameter changes in the copied flow modify the values in the source flow.
Export Flow: (Available to flow owner only)Export the flow for archive or transfer. For more information, see Export Flow.Move to: Move the flow to a new or existing folder. See Manage Flows with Folders.
Edit Flow name and description: (Available to flow owner only) Change the name and description of the flow.
When you select an imported dataset, you can preview the data contained in it, replace the source object, and more from the right-side panel.
Imported Dataset view
- Click Edit all. Specify the values for each variable in the flow.
Hover over the entry for a specific variable. Click Edit and set the override value.
Tip: You can always revert to using the default value.
For more information on executing jobs via API, see API Workflow - Run Job on Dataset with Parameters.
When you select a dataset with parameters in Flow View, you can review the parameters that have been specified for the selected dataset in the right panel.
- Scheduled destinations are populated whenever the flow's schedule is triggered and the destination's recipe is successfully executed.
For more information, see Overview of Automator.
Run Job: Click Run Job to queue for immediate execution a job for the manual destinations. You can track the progress and results of this task through the Jobs tab.
Edit name and description: (Available to flow owner only) Change the name and description for the object.
Delete Reference Dataset: Remove the reference dataset from the flow.
Connection Type: For more information, see Connection Types.
Owner: User that owns the connection. This user can modify connection properties.