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Build a flow

Last updated: Feb-12-2024

Flows consist of a set of functional blocks that you connect together, enabling you to create step-by-step actions for execution. Each block performs a specific function. By combining different blocks, you can develop a customized application to address your media use case effectively.

Blocks are grouped into different categories such as Triggers, Flow Logic, and Developer Tools, to make them more accessible. For more in-depth information on each block, refer to the Block reference.

Example flow

The canvas

The canvas is your visual development environment. It allows you to view, edit, test, debug, and deploy your application.

The canvas has three available sidebars: Flow Description, Add Blocks, and Logs.

All sidebars are accessible via the buttons in the Navigation Bar on the left.


Adding blocks

To add blocks:

  1. From the Navigation bar on the left, click the + to open the Add Blocks sidebar.
  2. From the Add Blocks sidebar, select the block you want to use and drag it to the canvas.

Add blocks

There is a search field at the top of the sidebar that you can use to search for a particular block.

Connecting blocks

Drag the blue dots to connect a block to the next block in the flow.

In the example below, the Rename Media block will be executed after the Manual Moderation block.

Connect blocks

A block can be connected to multiple blocks. In the example below, once the Manual Moderation block executes successfully, both the Rename Media and Send Email Using SendGrid blocks are executed in parallel.

Connect blocks

You can disconnect blocks by first clicking on the line joining the blocks and then clicking on the little x that appears.

Configuring a block

Click on a block's name to open its configuration sidebar where you can configure all the input fields for this block instance.

Configuring a block

To make your flows easier to understand, you can customize the display name of a block to provide context as to what it is being used for.

Using dynamic values

A block's input field can be set using a hard-coded value or a response value from a previous block in the flow. In the example below, the New Public ID field is hard coded while the Current Public ID is dynamically calculated from the response of a Catch Webhook trigger block.


To set an input field with a dynamic value:

  1. Click the {} button above an input field to view a list of suggested dynamic values for that field.
  2. Select the value you want to use and it will be inserted in the input field.


The list of suggested dynamic values is not comprehensive and only displays some of the more popular response values. If the response value you want does not appear in the list, you can still manually insert any of the possible response values, from any of the previous blocks in the flow.

Running a flow

Flows can be triggered programmatically based on their trigger block. Additionally, you can manually trigger these flows directly from within the canvas. This is extremely helpful while building or debugging a flow.

To manually trigger the flow, click the Run button above the canvas.

You can also select the type of action to trigger by clicking on the cogwheel in the Run button, and then selecting the Action profile to execute. For example, if you use a DAM App trigger, you probably want use the DAM App Action profile to trigger the flow. Each of the available Action profiles can also be individually customized to your flow.


Once a flow is executed, you can view the logs of the execution in the Logs sidebar:

  1. From the Navigation bar on the left, open the Logs sidebar. All executions will appear in the sidebar, including their execution time and status.
  2. Click an execution to see the blocks that were executed.
  3. Click any block to see the output of the block in that execution.

A red dot will appear next to the Execution Logs button on the Navigation bar to indicate that a flow was executed while the sidebar was closed. Click the button to open the sidebar and see the new execution.

You can also review all past executions by clicking on the History logs icon at the top of the Logs sidebar.

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