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Sharing a Flow

Learn how to share and collaborate on your flow.

Adding collaborators from your team

To share a Flow with another team member, go to your Flows page and select the caret icon and click "Share." You can also access the Share button from the navigation bar within a Flow.

From the Flows page
From within a Flow

Once you select "Share," a pop-up window titled "Share Flow" will appear. From this screen, use the Share with... dropdown to add any teammate to your Flow.* You can choose whether to give them Editor or Viewer permissions (more on those below). After you've selected the person and their permission level, click the "Share" button. Your teammate will receive an email alert, and can now work with you on the Flow!

At any time, you can use the Share button to review who has access to a Flow, change permissions, or remove someone entirely.

* Note, if you're not seeing your teammate's name in the Share with... dropdown, this means that they're not yet on your team. To add a team member, go to the Team page and click "+ Add a new User". (If your team member already belongs to a different team on Parabola, email help@parabola.io and we can help get you sorted.)

Collaborator permissions

There are two types of Flow permissions.

1) An Editor will have full ability to edit any part of a Flow.
  • Editors can edit the entire Flow, including step settings and Results view data.
  • Editors can share the Flow, and manage who has access.
  • Editors can add scheduled runs and triggers to Flows.
  • Editors can delete Flows.
  • All editors will receive all Flow status emails.

(Note: until October 2021, Flows could have two different types of editors, known as 'Admins' and 'Collaborators.' These were all automatically converted to 'Editor.')

2) A Viewer will have read-only access to a Flow.
  • Viewers can view the entire Flow, including step settings and Results view data, but cannot make any edits.
  • The only actions Viewers can take are copying snippets or duplicating the Flow.
  • Viewers cannot share Flows.
  • Viewers cannot run Flows.
  • Viewers cannot delete Flows.

Note: you'll always know when you're in read-only mode. This is what a Flow looks like for a Viewer:

Sharing your flow outside of your team

You cannot share a Flow with someone who isn't on your Parabola team. However, you can copy and share the contents of a Flow using snippets.

To do so, highlight and select all of the steps by holding down the shift button and clicking on an area of a canvas to draw a square over all of the steps you wish to copy. You can also manually click on each step while holding down the shift button to select all steps.

Then, copy the steps by selecting control/command + c keys to get a text snippet of the flow like this:

parabola:cb:610af319a9c54054922e8ace3bc67ee7

If you send this text snippet to someone, they can copy and paste it (control/command + v) into their own Parabola flow canvas to have the flow auto-populate. The example text snippet will populate the flow seen in the image with two steps. For more on creating snippets, you can also review the article, Building a flow.

Transferring flows between accounts

To transfer a flow to another account outside of your team, such as your client's or partner company's, email help@parabola.io and we'd be happy to assist you. Please include the following information in your email and cc the new owner's email for approval:

  1. The email of the new owner's account for this flow(s)
  2. The name(s) of the flow(s) you'd like to transfer to this new owner's account
  3. Whether you'd like to retain access to the flow(s) still, or if you'd like to transfer them completely to this new owner's account