Flow Management Dashboard
  • 06 Jun 2023
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Flow Management Dashboard

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Article Summary


The Flow Management Dashboard is used to view statistics and data that relate to Flows in the Decisions environment. 

Flow Management

The Flow Management Dashboard can be located by navigating to System > Administration > System Tools > Flow Management. The FLOW MANAGEMENT Tab displays info in the form of Diagram Tiles for how many Stored Flows exist in the environment, the number of Recent Flow Runs, and the percentage of the CPU that is utilized by the Flows. To supplement the Store Flows statistic, the FLOW MANAGEMENT tab also contains a Report for the Stored Flows and a Report on the details of the step in each respective Flow.

Decisions calculates and obtains information regarding CPU usage based upon values obtained via the WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation) of the system running Decisions. 

Flow Step Details

Selecting a Flow from the Stored Workflow List displays the Selected Flow Step Details for that Flow, in a Report to the right. Right-clicking a step in this list provides an additional menu of actions that can be implemented on the selected step. These actions differ depending on whether the step is Historical or Current. The following is a list of the Selected Flow Step Details actions common to both types of steps.

Action NameDescription


Removes the selected step
Start EngineStarts the Flow
StorageAllows the ability to store and reload Flow data
Edit Flow DataShows a submenu of all of the data available in the Flow at that step. this option allows users to edit that data. Edited data will show up in the next Assignment after the edited information.
Advanced: Kill Flow Ends the process
Advanced: Turn off Profiling Turns Profiling off (for data collecting)
Advanced: Turn on ProfilingTurns Profiling on (for data collecting)

The following are actions made only for Current steps.

Action NameDescription
Edit Step Start Data
Shows a submenu of all of the data available in the Flow at that step. This option allows users to edit that data at the start of the step.
Re-Run Step
Restarts the current step.
Complete Step
Completes the current step and allows users to choose the outcome path.

The following are actions made only for Historical steps.

Action NameDescription
Restart at Step
Allows the user to roll back a Flow and restart at the selected step.
Start After
Allows users to roll back to the end of the step. Allows the user to choose the outcome path from the step.

Integration Activities

The INTEGRATION ACTIVITIES tab displays activity relating to external systems.  Additionally, it allows users to perform various actions such as re-running the Event via Re-Run Now, Stop Retry, and Show Sender/ Recipients.

Running Flows

The RUNNING FLOWS tab shows details about currently running Flows. The Running Flows Report displays the FLOWTRACKINGID, MAINFLOWNAME, and the NUMBEROFSTEPS. The Reports allows to Kill Flows or Turn on/off Profiling or Flow Tracing.

Report Accuracy
The Running Flows Report is reliant on event updates and a thread job that runs every two minutes. It does not represent the exact moment the report is run, but rather the previous four to five minute window.

Also note that the report is per node and is not cluster aware.

Stored Workflows

The STORED WORKFLOWS tab displays details about the stored Flows such as the Size (SIZE DATA STORAGE), LAST MODIFIED, and CREATED ON DATE. Users have the ability to End Flow/Clear Flow Data via the right-click action menu.

Recent Flow Results

The RECENT FLOW RESULTS tab displays details about Flows that were recently run such as the FLOW START Time, FLOW END Time, RUN TIME, and whether or not the Flow ENDED BY ERROR.

Flow Step Timing

The FLOW STEP TIMING tab shows further details about Flows that ran, such as what steps they contain (STEP NAME) and the TIME each step took to run, grouped by the PRIMARY FLOW NAME.

Step Run Stats 

The STEP RUN STATS tab shows details about commonly used steps. The chart displays the Flows that contain these steps and the Activity over Time. Clicking on a bar in the top graph will provide a more detailed view of this information.

Flow and Rule Validation

The FLOW AND RULE VALIDATION tab shows Flows and Rules that contain validation issues. It displays the NAME, PATH, and the VALIDATION ISSUE.

Flow Structure

The FLOW STRUCTURE tab displays every step used in every Flow in the environment. Users may use filters for each column to find Flows based on specific parameters.

For further information on the Portal, visit the Decisions Forum.

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