How To

How to run a flow manually

To start a flow manually, you need to use the ‘Webhook URL’ trigger in your flow. Once the flow is saved with this trigger, the flow gives you a URL, which, when executed, fires off the given flow immediately.

How to get the output of a flow

You can use the ‘Logger’ action in your flow to get the output of your flow. If ‘Logger’ is used, the flow gives the output in the ‘View Logs’ section that appears above the 'Console Logs' section.

How to post data to webhook and use it in actions of your flow

You can post data to webhook URL by making a POST call, and use this data in any actions of yur flow. Leanr how to do this.

How to get the content of a downloaded file

When you download any file using Google Drive, Dropbox or other such activities, it is saved temporarily in the Built.io Flow engine local storage. In order to read/access this file, you need to use other online file storage applications where this file can be uploaded.

How to retrieve the values of custom fields from an output

The value of any custom fields available in an output can be retrieved by using an extension along with the 'Output' property in the next action.

How to share a flow

Once you create and save a flow in your Built.io Flow Express acount, you can easyily share this flow with other users. Read the step-by-step guide to learn how to share flow with other users.

How to get data from previous action or trigger and push it to another action

You can use the output of an action/trigger as an input of the subsequent actions of your flow. Read our detailed tutorial on how to achieve this in your flows.

How to add conditions or apply filters in your flow

Built.io Flow Express allows you to set conditions between an action and a trigger, or between two actions. To do this, you need to use ‘Filters’ in your flow. Using this functionality, you can define one ore more custom conditions between two actions. The flow will proceed to the next action only if the specified condition is met.

How to add and use flow parameters

Parameters are used to bind a particular key with a value. It allows you to add key-value pairs for your flow.

How to import flows from library

The 'Library' section houses several pre-configured, ready-to-use flows, which you can import and start using in a matter of minutes.

How to get started with creating a flow

A flow is a connection between two or more services or web applications

How to work with collections

Collection is a set of similar objects that are grouped together