Creating Flow Structures
  • 20 Jul 2022
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Creating Flow Structures

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Overview

Data Structure Quick Summary
Complexity?Performance Impact?Saves to Database?Configuration Folder?Entity Framework?Folder Behavior?Process Tracking?
LowLowNoNoNoNoNo


Flow Structures are used to organize and store data only in memory. They are not saved to the database. Flow Structures can NOT persist beyond the execution of the Flow in which it is used.


Example

  1. In a Designer Project, click CREATE DATATYPES/INTEGRATION and select Flow Structure.
  2. In the Flow Structure window, enter a name in the Structure Type Name field to define the Flow Structure. Define data members and the types for each. Click SAVE. 
  3. Create a new Flow. Attach a Create Data step to the Start and End steps.
  4. On the Properties panel, click SHOW EDITOR. Define a variable name and select the Flow Structure as the TYPE.


Flow Structure Settings

Setting NameDescription
Hide In SearchHides the data type from appearing when being searched
Type Name SpaceCreates the unique identifier for the Entity (namespace.typename) to generate the SQL table name for the Entity (namespace_typename)
Category OrderAllows data field categories to be organized by the Designer
Can Be Base TypeAllows the created type to be used as a super-class for sub-classes
Include Type Name In DescriptionThis enables or disables the visibility of the Type namespace



For further information on Data Structures, visit the Decisions Forum.

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