Clicking on a flow name in the list of installed flows brings up the details screen of that flow.
Production tabs switch between the details per environment for a specific flow (if it is installed in that environment).
The details shown are:
- Status: the 'lifecycle' status of a flow
- Version: installed version
- Tracing: tracing value (flow settings)
- Uptime: time since install
- Timeout: timeout value (flow settings)
- Completed count and time last completed
- Failed count and time last failed
- Pending count
Control the lifecycle
The flow status represents the lifecycle of a flow. After you install a flow that you have built in the Flow Designer it has the Started status. From the Flow Details you can control the lifecycle of an installed flow. You can Suspend ('pauze'), Resume or Uninstall it.
Each installed flow can be in one of several stable statuses (Started, Suspended) or transitional statuses (Starting, Suspending). The transitional statuses will most often be very short-lived.
There are statuses that can't be triggered by the flow manager, only by the backend, but might still be visible (Installing, Resolved, Stopping)
Suspend button will start to suspend a flow. A flow in the process of suspending will finish any currently pending exchanges. Components that hold locks on resources (open
connections or files) may delay this process (status shown is Suspending). A flow that finishes this process succesfully has the Suspended status
While a flow is suspended:
- the InboundHttp component will return
503 Service unavailable
- the FTP (set to inbound), InboundGoogleDrive, InboundEmail and InboundHl7 components will stop loading files
- the Scheduler component will stop triggering
A Scheduler component with a small repeat interval might still trigger a couple of times while suspending a flow because future triggers were already scheduled and therefore are pending in the backend
Resume button will resume a suspended flow and it will get the 'Started' status again.
Uninstall button will start uninstalling a flow. When it is uninstalled it will be removed from the list.
Editing the flow
You can click on the
Open in Designer button to redirect you to the Flow Designer
with the flow opened on the installed version.