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Creating a workflow

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

When using CLI or REST API, you can create a workflow and add components to it in a single step. See GUID-FF6FAC56-8B6F-4698-987F-62937814E11F#GUID-FF6FAC56-8B6F-4698-987F-62937814E11F and GUID-13699C35-1E4C-45F2-9F08-6050EAF1A329#GUID-13699C35-1E4C-45F2-9F08-6050EAF1A329.

NoteWorkflows cannot be edited while they are running.

To create a workflow:


  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.

  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.

    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.

  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.


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