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    Executions are your automations which are running or were running in the past.

    Use Cases

    Executions are the central part of your automation. Each execution represents a piece of automation which is or was running. Executions can be of type:

    • FLOW or SCRIPT which contain automation logic
    • TASK which are connections to third party system
    • SCHEDULE which execute other flows periodically


    executionsFlowFlowExecution type FLOWExecution type FLOWFlow->Execution type FLOWExecution type FLOW->Execution type FLOWExecution type TASKExecution type TASKExecution type FLOW->Execution type TASKConnectionConnectionConnection->Execution type TASKScheduleScheduleExecution type SCHEDULEExecution type SCHEDULESchedule->Execution type SCHEDULEExecution type SCHEDULE->Execution type FLOW

    Creating Executions

    Executions can be created in several ways:

    Using the User Interface

    You can manually create executions of flows using the user interface. Navigate to the flow you want to start and click on "Run" or "Try" to start the execution in productive or development mode respectively:

    Run and try buttons

    Find mor information about the development and productive modes in Development and Productive Mode

    The flow is executed once and immediately.

    Helper to Create a Schedule

    The scheduling plugin adds additional buttons to the flow view which help you to manually configure a schedule for your flow:

    Schedule dropdown and buttons

    Clicking on the "Recurring" or "Daily" buttons will execute a helper flow which assists you in creating a new schedule. The helper flow will create a message form for you to configure the details of the schedule:

    Header of the "create recurring schedule" helper execution

    Click on the "Open Message" button to switch to the message form. Once you fill out the form and press the "submit button" the helper will create a schedule for you.

    It is also possible to create schedules without using the helper flow. Please refer to Using Schedules for more information.

    Using the REST API

    To create an execution using the REST API make a HTTP POST request to


    Please refer to the REST API documentation for details.

    Using Webhooks

    To create executions using a webhook, first you need to create and enable a webhook. Please refer to Webhooks for details.

    Using Schedules

    To create executions using a schedule, first you need to create and enable a schedule. Please refer to Scheduling for details.

    By Executions

    Executions can create other executions.


    An execution creating synchronuous child executions of type FLOW, CONNECTION, and TASK.

    import flow_api
    def handler(system: flow_api.System, this: flow_api.Execution):
    this.flow('my-child-flow', custom_parameter='value')
    this.connect('my-database', fetchval='SELECT 1+1')
    this.task('REST', url='')
    return this.success('all done')

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