Workflows

Build a workflow with data and processing blocks.


Overview

A workflow is a sequence of data blocks and processing blocks. It defines an order for operations.

A workflow starts with a data block and is usually followed by one or more processing blocks.

Create a workflow

  1. Go to Projects icon Projects and select a project.
  2. Go to the Workflows tab and click Create Workflow.
  3. Name your workflow.
  4. Add blocks and click Save Workflow. A workflow can't be empty and needs to contain at least one data block.

Add blocks to a workflow

Combinations of blocks are limited, which means that a block can only be connected to certain other blocks. Block capabilities dictate the specific input and output types and parameters of the block. Certain blocks need to be pre-processed in order to carry out more advanced processing steps.

When you add a block to your workflow, it becomes a workflow task. A workflow task contains a specific block version in its characteristics, which specifies what blocks can be added before and after this task.

Some blocks require access approvals. For more information, see Restrictions.

  1. Click Add data to add a data block. The first block is always a data block. To learn how to add catalog and tasking images from storage as a data source, see Use assets from storage.
  2. Click Add processing to add one or more processing blocks. Blocks that aren't compatible with the already added workflow tasks are grayed out.
  3. If you want to use an environment variable, select an environment.
  4. To set up job parameters for the workflow, click Update & Configure Job.

Find a workflow ID

  1. Go to Projects icon Projects and select a project.
  2. Go to the Workflows tab and select a workflow.
  3. Click Manage with API on the right.
  4. Click Copy button near the ID to copy it to your clipboard.

Delete a workflow

  1. Go to Projects icon Projects and select a project.
  2. Go to the Workflows tab and select a workflow.
  3. Scroll down and click Delete WorkflowDelete.

Video tutorials


How to create a workflow

Troubleshooting

Only images that take up to 10 minutes to process will show up in a workflow search.

To be able to add the images that take up to 24 hours to process to your workflow, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Catalog icon Catalog and purchase an image.
  2. When it appears in Storage, copy the asset ID.
  3. Add an asset from storage to your workflow as a data source.