Flows

Creating Flows

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Creating a new flow

To create a Flow, you need a Primary Data Element. A Create flow icon will be available on the element. Clicking on this icon creates and configures the necessary underlying elements (such as Flow Element), and opens a new empty Flow diagram.

The icon is not available for non-Primary elements, unless a Flow has already existed, in which case you will be warned by PrimaryElementsWithFlows rule.

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Opening Flows

Via Diagram

For Data Elements that already have Flow Elements running on them, the icon will have a different color, and opens an existing flow instead.

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Opening an existing flow

Note

Currently only one Flow per Data Element is supported in the diagram. If you have multiple flows, use the Tree explorer.

Via Tree Explorer

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Alternatively you can open a Flow diagram by double-clicking on a Flow or a Flow Element in either the Project Tree, or for an active Component diagram in its Model Tree.

Removing Flows

The permanently remove a Flow and its Flow Element, right-click on a Flow or a Flow element in a Tree Explorer and choose the Delete option.