BLOCKS Reference

Block Reference

Basic

Start of Flow

This BLOCK indicates the start of a Flow.

A Flow is an executable group of connected BLOCKS that starts with a “Start of Flow” BLOCK and ends with an “End of Flow” BLOCK.

Property Explanation
ID

This is only displayed when a Flow ID has been configured. An ID is a name associated with the Flow. IDs can be used when calling a Flow from an external application.

Click the pencil icon to edit an ID in the Flow list .

You can set IDs from the Flow list. IDs must follow the rules below:

  • Usable characters:
    • Alphanumerics (az, AZ, 09)
    • Hyphens (-)
    • Underscores (_)
  • Maximum length: 64 characters
BLOCK name Configure the name displayed on this BLOCK.
Auto-execution schedule

Configure a schedule for the Flow to execute automatically.

You can select between Cron input or Simplified input as shown in the image below. Cron input is selected by default.

Switching input methods
  • Cron input

    You can use cron input, such as 10 0 * * 1, to enter a detailed auto-execution schedule.

    The format used is the same as the crontab command schedule format used in UNIX operating systems.

    Starting from the left, set values for minute, hour, day, month, and day of the week with a space between each value. You can use the following values for each:

    • Minute: 059
    • Hour: 023
    • Day: 131
    • Month: 112
    • Day of the week: 07
      0 = Sun, 1 = Mon, 2 = Tue, 3 = Wed, 4 = Thu, 5 = Fri, 6 = Sat, 7 = Sun

    You can also use an asterisk (*) to mean “every possible value.” For example, setting the hour as * would mean “every hour.”

    As an example of a complete cron schedule, inputting 10 0 * * 1 would cause the Flow to execute on Monday every week at 00:10 AM.

  • Simplified input

    You can use this visual interface to set an auto-execution schedule. Select cron input to enter a more detailed schedule directly in cron format.

    • Repeats: Select how the schedule will repeat from the following:
      • Daily: Set the Flow to execute on a daily schedule. You can configure for it to repeat after a certain number of days.
      • Weekly: Set the Flow to execute weekly. You can configure which days of the week the Flow will execute on.
      • Weekdays (M–F): Set the Flow to execute only on weekdays. These are set as Monday through Friday by default, but can be reconfigured.
      • Monthly on day 1: Set the Flow to execute on the first of each month.
      • Monthly: Set the Flow to execute on a monthly schedule. You can configure the day of the month, hour, and minute. You can also configure the number of months between executions (every 2 months or every 3 months, etc.).
    • Repeat every: Select the period between executions for daily or monthly repetition schedules.
      • For daily schedules, select the number of days between executions.
      • For monthly schedules, select the number of months between executions. You can also select which day of the month it will execute on.
    • Day: Select the days of the week on which weekly or weekday schedules will execute.
    • Hour/Minute: Select the hour and minute the Flow should execute.
Activate auto-execution Enable or disable auto-execution for the Flow. By enabling this property, the Flow will execute according to the schedule configured in the “Auto-execution schedule” property.
Success notices Choose the destination to which notices of successful Flow executions will be sent. Set your preferences in the "Notifications" section of "Board settings" prior to execution.
Failure notices Choose the destination to which notices of failed Flow executions will be sent. Set your preferences in the "Notifications" section of "Board settings" prior to execution.
BLOCK memos Make notes about this BLOCK.
Failure log history Select how many days logs of failed Flow executions will be saved.
Success log history Select how many days logs of successful Flow executions will be saved.