Within a flow, you can create and manage flow parameters, including specifying override values.

You specify flow parameters at the flow level. They can be invoked in any recipe within the flow.

Tip: Override values apply to all parameters in the flow that share the same name, even if they are output object parameters.

Tip: Flow parameters can be inherited from upstream flows. For example, if you create a reference dataset that references flow parameters from its flow, those parameters are passed to the downstream flow. While you cannot change the default value for the downstream instance of the parameter, you can apply override values for all recipes in the downstream flow.

Parameters Tab

In the Parameters tab, you can manage the flow parameters in your flow.

NOTE: Non-flow parameters cannot be edited or deleted from the Parameters tab. These parameters must be modified in the interface for the object to which they apply. Overrides can be applied to these types of parameters through the Overrides tab.

Parameters tab

After you create a parameter, you can insert it into your recipes using the following type of reference:


For more information, see Create Flow Parameter.

Overrides Tab

In the Overrides tab, you can apply override values to any parameters referenced in your flow, including:

NOTE: The parameters listed in this tab have override values applied to them. Parameters that are using their default values in this flow are not listed.

Overrides tab

All of the available parameter overrides are listed. 

A note on upgraded parameters

If you have upgraded from a version of the product before Release 7.1, any parameters that were defined in the previous version appear grayed out in the Parameters tab.