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Configuring the DataFlow-Execute method for data flows with non-stream input


You can automate data management operations for a data flow with non-stream input by using the DataFlow-Execute method. You can perform these operations programmatically, instead of doing them manually.

  1. Start the DataFlow-Execute method by creating an activity rule from the navigation panel, by clicking Records Technical Activity Create .

    For more information, see Creating an activity.
  2. Click the activity Steps tab.

  3. In the Method field, enter DataFlow-Execute.

  4. In the Step page field, specify the step page on which the method operates, or leave this field blank to use the primary page of this activity.

  5. Optional:

    Enter a description for the method.

  6. Click the Arrow icon to the left of the Method field to expand the Method Parameters section.

  7. In the Data flow field, enter the name of the data flow with non-stream input.

  8. In the Operation list, select the type of operation. Depending on the type of operation, specify additional settings by performing the following actions:

    • To specify the Start operation, go to step 9.
    • To specify the Stop operation, in the Run ID field, enter a run ID of a data flow that you want to stop.
    • To specify the Get progress operation, go to step 10.
  9. Select an option for starting a data flow run:

    • Select the Run ID option and enter a run ID of a data flow.
    • Select the Run Options option and specify a page of the Data-Decision-DDF-RunOptions class.
    The data flow run fails when a run with the same ID already exists and you repeat it with a different data flow. If you repeat an existing run with new configurations, then the configurations are merged with the previous ones. The new run options overwrite the old ones, with the exception of parameters that were passed in the previous configurations but are not included in the new ones.
  10. Specify the Get progress option by performing the following options:

    1. In the Run ID field, enter a run ID of a data flow.

    2. In the Progress page field, specify a page of the Data-Decision-DDF-Progress class.

    For data flows with non-stream input and abstract output, operations that are specific to the Configuring the DataFlow-Execute method for a data flow with abstract output are also available.

  • Data Flows landing page

    This landing page provides facilities for managing data flows in your application. Data flows allow you to sequence and combine data based on various sources, and write the results to a destination. Data flow runs that are initiated through this landing page run in the access group context. They always use the checked-in instance of the Data Flow rule and the referenced rules.

  • Types of data flows

    Data flows are scalable data pipelines that you can build to sequence and combine data based on various data sources. Each data flow consists of components that transform data and enrich data processing with business rules.

  • Methods and instructions by function
  • DataFlow-Execute method

    Apply the DataFlow-Execute method to perform data management operations on records from the data flow main input. By using the DataFlow-Execute method, you can automate these operations and perform them programmatically instead of doing them manually. For example, you can configure an activity to start a data flow at a specified time.

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