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Publishing and running a flow in Parabola

Publishing and running a flow in Parabola

So we've built a flow. How do we get the data out of Parabola and how do we do that automatically? We're going to talk about publishing and running our flow.

Running a flow means that the flow pulls in fresh data from its sources, performs all the tasks we have configured, and then actively exports the data via the destinations that we have set up. We will see data changed or created outside of Parabola when the flow runs. Let's take a closer look.

When we want to run the flow, we first publish our draft. I can run the flow manually, which runs it right now. I can set up a schedule to run the flow at a set time and day. This is similar to setting up a calendar event. I can pick the frequency, the days of the week, the time bounds, and the time zone. I can even make multiple scheduling rules.

You may have noticed there is a log of my past runs. Errors from these runs show up here as well if I click into them. This is also where I can download any CSV files that were created or find links of things like Google Sheets where Parabola exported my data.

If I want to edit my flow, I can hop back into the builder. When making changes in my flow, I need to publish them if I want them to be reflected in future runs. That means that while editing, my flow can still keep running on its older version without disruption. The published view also shows me when my flow has unpublished changes.

The last way to run a flow is from a webhook. These can be configured from the publish view of a flow and can be used to trigger a flow to run when an action takes place outside of Parabola. For example, if I want to run a Parabola flow whenever a customer submits a form on my website, I use a webhook for that.

And that's all there is to running your flow. Publish it, run it manually on a schedule, or via webhook. Have fun!

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