Learn how to start or stop a flow, edit an existing or draft flow, view the configuration of a running flow, sort or search for flows in the Dashboard, and delete flows.

Starting or stopping a flow

If all the nodes in a flow pass validation, you can start the flow directly from the Dashboard, or from the flow editor. Flows marked as incomplete cannot be started. You can also stop a running flow (from the Dashboard or flow editor) if you need to edit the flow, no longer want it to be triggered, or want to delete it. To start or stop a flow, complete either of the following actions:

  • From the App Connect Dashboard, locate the flow that you want to start or stop. Then, open the flow’s options menu [⋮] and select the action that you want to take:

    Flow menu options to start or stop a flow

  • From the flow editor, start or stop the flow by using the flow editor’s options menu [⋮]. The following example shows the options to stop a running flow. If the flow is in edit mode, the options shown will enable you to start the flow.

    Flow editor menu options to stop a flow

Editing an existing or draft flow

To change the configuration of an existing flow or complete a draft flow, complete the following steps:

  1. Perform either of these actions:
    • From the App Connect Dashboard, locate the flow that you want to edit.

      If the flow is shown as running, stop the flow by using the flow’s options menu [⋮].

      To open the flow in edit mode, either click anywhere on the flow’s tile, or open the flow’s options menu [⋮] and select the option to edit the flow.

      Flow menu option to  edit a flow

    • If you are currently viewing a running flow, stop the flow by using the flow editor’s options menu [⋮].

      Flow editor menu options to stop a flow

  2. For an event-driven flow, change the apps, the events and actions, the fields that are matched, or the name of the flow as required. Changing the name of the flow does not create a new copy of the flow.

    For an API flow, click the Operations tab, and then click the Edit flow button for the operation you want to edit. Then, change the apps, the actions, or the fields that are matched as required. Also change the name of the flow if required.

Viewing the configuration of a running flow

If you want to examine how a running flow is configured without first stopping the flow, you can view the flow’s configuration in read-only mode as follows:

  1. From the App Connect Dashboard, locate the flow that you want to view.
  2. Click anywhere on the flow’s tile. Alternatively, open the flow’s options menu [⋮] and select the option to view the flow:
    • For an event-driven flow, select View.

      Flow menu option to view the flow

    • For an API flow, select Open, click the Operations tab, and then click the View flow button for the operation you want to view.

      Flow menu option to view the flow

    If you’d like to edit the flow, you’ll need to first stop the flow by using the flow editor’s options menu [⋮].

Sorting or searching for flows in the Dashboard

By default, flows in the App Connect Dashboard are sorted alphabetically in name order, but you can change the sort order to view flows in date order. To sort your flows in the Dashboard, click Sort flows Sort flows icon, and then choose the required option:

  • Name: Sorts flows in alphabetical name order
  • Date created: Sorts flows in the order in which they were created, with the most recent displayed first
  • Date modified: Sorts flows in the order in which they were last edited

Avaialble sort orders for flows in the Dashboard

You can also use the Search box to filter your flows by name.

Filtering flows by name using the Search box on the Dashboard

Deleting a flow

To delete a flow that is no longer required, complete the following steps:

  1. From the App Connect Dashboard, locate the flow that you want to delete.

    If the flow is shown as running, stop the flow by using the flow’s options menu [⋮].

  2. From the flow’s options menu [⋮], select the option to delete the flow.

    Flow menu option to delete a flow

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