# Operations

When a Flow is triggered, it performs an Operation. Whether you need to manage data within Directus, send information off to outside services, set conditional logic or even trigger other Flows, these simple but powerful Operations can make it happen.

Before You Begin

Please be sure to read the documentation on Flows and Triggers.

# Condition

Condition

A Condition routes to the next success or failure Operation based on some conditional if / else logic defined by a Filter query. That means if the query condition is met, the Flow will move forward with the success Operation. Otherwise, the failure Operation will initiate.

# Create Data

Create Data

This Operation creates Item(s) in a Collection.

  • Collection — Use the dropdown menu to select the Collection you'd like to create Items in.
  • Permissions — Select the scope of permissions used for this Operation.
  • Emit Events — Toggle whether the event is emitted.
  • Payload — Create Item(s) in a Collection. To learn more, see API > Items.

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Make sure the Operation is scoped with the permissions necessary to create Items.

# Delete Data

Delete Data

This Operation deletes Item(s) from a Collection by ID or query.

  • Permissions — Set the scope of permissions used for this Operation.
  • Collection — Use the dropdown menu to select the Collection you'd like to delete Items from.
  • IDs — Set Item IDs and press enter to confirm. Click the ID to remove.
  • Query — Select Items to delete with a query. To learn more, see Filter Rules.

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Make sure the Operation is scoped with the permissions necessary to delete Items.

# Read Data

Read Data

This Operation reads Item(s) from a Collection and adds them onto the Flow Object. You may select Items by their ID or run a query to select the Items you wish to update.

  • Permissions — Set the scope of permissions used for this Operation.
  • Collections — Select the Collection from which you'd like to read Items.
  • IDs — Input the ID for Items you wish to read and press enter. Click the ID to remove.
  • Query — Select the Items with a query. To learn more, see Filter Rules.

# Update Data

Update Data

This Operation updates Item(s) in a Collection. Similar to Read Data, you may select Items by their ID or run a query to select the Items you wish to update.

  • Permissions — Set the Role that this Operation will inherit permissions from.
  • Collections — Select the Collection from which you'd like to read Items.
  • IDs — Input the ID for Item(s) you wish to read and press enter. Click the ID to remove.
  • Payload — Update Items in a Collection. To learn more, see API > Items.
  • Query — Select Items to update with a query. To learn more, see Filter Rules.

# Log to Console

Log to Console

This Operation outputs something to the server-side console as well as the Log Panel. This is a key tool for troubleshooting Flow configuration.

# Send Email

Send Email

This Operation sends an email. Flow Object keys can be used as variables, which means you can use an array of emails from a previous step in Flows.

  • To — Set the email addresses. Hit to save the email. Click an email to remove it.
  • Subject — Set the subject line.
  • Body — Use a WYSIWYG editor to create the email body.

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If you are testing out this Operation locally from localhost:8080, be sure to check your spam box, as your email provider may send it there automatically.

# Send Notification

Send Notification

This Operation sends a notification to an app user.

  • Users — Define a User by their primary key UUID. Use Flow keys to set this dynamically.
  • Permissions — Define the Role that this Operation will inherit permissions from.
  • Title — Set the notification title.
  • Message — Set the main body of the notification.

# Webhook / Request URL

Webhok / Request URL

This Operation makes a request to another URL.

  • Method — Choose to make a GET, POST, PATCH, DELETE, or other type of request.
  • URL — Define the URL to send the request to.
  • Headers — Create a new header:value to pass along with the request.
  • Request Body — Set the request body data, using any string or JSON.

# Sleep

Sleep

This Operation pauses Operation Execution on the Flow for a given amount of milliseconds, then continues to the next Operation.

  • Milliseconds — Define the number of milliseconds the Operation will pause.

# Transform Payload

Transform Payload

Transform Payload simply creates a new key on the Flow Object with nested JSON data to provide a clean space where you can combine data from multiple Flow keys into a single object. For example, if you need to use the same data multiple times (e.g. send it in a web request and also use it to create an Item in a Collection), you can combine the data with Transform Payload once, then access its Operation key repeatedly.

  • JSON — Define JSON to insert into the Flow Object.

# Trigger Flow

Trigger Flow

This Operation starts another Flow and passes data to it. It should be used in combination with the Another Flow Trigger.

  • Flow — Define a Flow by its primary key UUID.
  • Payload — Define JSON to insert into the Flow Object.