Folder Count Flow Behavior
  • Updated on 18 Jan 2017
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This tutorial demonstrates how to create a Folder Counter in Decisions 4.0 . This can be achieved with Folder Count Flow Behavior.
Example:
In this example we are going to demonstrate how to create a counter for Folder to display number of its sub-folders.
We are going to create a counter for Demos Folder .
In theDesigner Folder we click Create Flow on the Folder Actions Panel.
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In the resulting window we Name the Flow and select CREATE to open the flow designer.
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In the Flow Designer, locateSettings within the Properties panel on the right. Change the Behavior Type to Folder Count Flow.
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Navigate toSetup Counter within the Properties panel on the right.
From Counter Type drop-down we can pickFor Folder or For Folder Type. In this example we are going to pick For Folder.
Note: For Folder Type option would let us select Folder Type so this counter would be displayed on all Folders of the defined type.
Next under Folder select Pick . Locate the Folder to display the Counter on and select Pick .
There are a couple options of Change Type:

  • On Timer (to define Time Span to run this Flow)
  • On Folder Change (to listen Folder Change events and refresh counter)

In this example select, On Folder Change .
Also, there is an an option to Maintain Count By User . In this example leave it unchecked.
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Start building the Flow . On the outcome from the Start step add the GetSubFolders step from Integrations > All Integrations > Internal Services > Folder Service category.
Setting up the GetSubFolders step: locate Inputs under id input, useSelect from Flow . Then select Pick, in the Pick Data dialog select the Folder > FolderID value.
*NOTE: Folder data has the value of thefolder selected earlier in this tutorial.
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Connect the outcome from GetSubFolders step to the End Step in our Flow .
Select End Step . The End Step for this Flow Behavior Type already has the output FolderCount (Int32) and Important (Boolean) data.
Locate Inputs section for the End Step . For the Folder Count input, use Select from Flow . Select Pick, in the Pick Data dialog select Get Sub Folders 1_ Output > Count.
For the Important input, define Constant, True value. This defines an orange background for the Counter . If Important is set to False , our Counter background will be grey.
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This completes our Flow . Save and close Flow Designer.
In the User Portal, refresh the screen and view the Folder has a counter.
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