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Creating a workflow

To create a workflow using the Workflow Designer, you first create the workflow then add inputs, pipelines, and outputs to it.

When using the command line or REST API, you can create a workflow and add components to it in a single step.

NoteWorkflows cannot be edited while they are running.

For information on:

  • Adding inputs to a workflow, see Adding existing inputs to a workflow
  • Adding processing pipelines to a workflow, see Adding pipelines to a workflow
  • Adding outputs to a workflow, see Adding existing outputs to a workflow

Workflow Designer Instructions


  1. Click on the Workflow Designer panel.

  2. Click on the Create Workflow button.

  3. On the Name Workflow page:

    1. In the Name field, specify a name for the workflow.

    2. Optionally, in the Workflow Description field, specify a description of the workflow.

    3. Click on the Next button.

  4. On the Add Input page, in the drop-down menu, select one or more existing data connections or Create New Input.

    If you selected Create New Input, use the Add Data Connection page to configure a new data connection. The configuration options differ depending on the type you selected. For more information, see Data connection types and settings.

  5. Click on the Next button.

  6. On the Add Pipeline page:

    1. Click on the Select Pipeline button.

    2. In the drop-down menu, select an existing processing pipeline.

    3. Select an execution mode for the pipeline. For information, see Pipeline execution modes.

    4. Click on the Add to Workflow button.

    5. Repeat the previous steps for each pipeline you want to add.

    6. Click and drag the processing pipelines to put them in the order you want.

    7. Click on the Next button.

  7. On the Output page, in the drop-down menu, select one or more existing index collections or Create New Output.

    If you selected Create New Index, use the Create Index Collection page to create a new index. For information, see Adding index collections.

  8. Click on the Next button.

  9. On the Overview page, click on the Create button.

  10. In response to the prompt to immediately run a task for the workflow, click on Yes or No.

    If you click on No, you can always start a task for the workflow later.

    For information on workflow tasks, see Workflow tasks.

    Related CLI command(s)


    Related REST API method(s)

    POST /workflows


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