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Version: 3.1.0

Node

What is a node?‚Äč

A node is a visual representation of a point in your process. To mark the entrance of a record into the process, nodes are added at certain process points.

FLOWX platforms support different [types of nodes], each needing a different configuration to fulfill its purpose in the business flow.

Node types‚Äč

Let's go through the most important types of nodes. These can be selected when adding a new node to a process definition using the FLOWX Designer:

  • ‚ÄčStart and end nodes‚Äč‚Äč‚Äč ‚Äč- they mark the beginning and end of a process flow. A process definition can have one or more start nodes (each linked with a start condition) and also one or more end nodes depending on the flow outcomes
  • ‚ÄčMessage send tasks and message received tasks ‚Äč- are used to communicate with external systems (integrations and plugins)
  • ‚ÄčTask nodes‚Äč‚Äč - can be added when a business rule needs to be run during a process flow
  • ‚ÄčUser task nodes ‚Äč- these are used to configure the look and behavior of the UI and send data to custom component
  • ‚ÄčExclusive gateways‚Äč‚Äč - are used to mark a decision point in the process flow and decide on the branch that needs to be followed
  • ‚ÄčParallel gateways‚Äč‚Äč - used to split the process flow into two or more branches that take place at the same time
  • ‚ÄčMilestones‚Äč‚Äč - start and end nodes for milestones are currently used to mark the beginning and end of definitions for UI components (like steppers displayed on a page)

Advanced node types:‚Äč

  • ‚Äč‚ÄčSubprocess run node‚Äč - a node that provides advanced options for starting subprocessesAfter you get a broader overview of each node, you can play with them to create a process, more details are in the below section:
¬ĽManaging a process flow

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