# Flows


# The Flow Object

id uuid
Primary key of the flow.

name string
Name for the flow.

icon string
Icon displayed in the Admin App for the flow.

color string
Color of the icon displayed in the Admin App for the flow.

note text
Short description displayed in the Admin App.

status string
Current status of the flow. One of active, inactive. Defaults to active when not specified.

trigger string
Type of trigger for the flow. One of hook, webhook, operation, schedule, manual.

options json
Options of the selected trigger for the flow.

accountability string
The permission used during the flow. One of $public, $trigger, $full, or UUID of a role.

date_created timestamp
Timestamp in ISO8601 when the flow was created.

user_created many-to-one
The user who created the flow. Many-to-one to users.

operation string
UUID of the operation connected to the trigger in the flow.

{
	"id": "2fab3b9d-0543-4b87-8a30-3c5ee66fedf1",
	"name": "My Flow",
	"icon": "bolt",
	"color": "#112233",
	"note": "Note for my flow",
	"status": "active",
	"trigger": "manual",
	"accountability": "$trigger",
	"date_created": "2022-05-11T13:14:52Z",
	"user_created": "12e62fd0-29c7-4fd3-b3d3-c7a39933e8af",
	"operation": "92e82998-e421-412f-a513-13701e83e4ce"
}

# List Flows

List all flows that exist in Directus.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Returns

An array of up to limit flow objects. If no items are available, data will be an empty array.

# REST API

GET /flows
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# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Query {
	flows: [directus_flows]
}
# Example
query {
	flows {
		id
		name
		status
	}
}

# Retrieve a flow

List an existing flow by primary key.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Returns

Returns the requested flow object.

# REST API

GET /flows/:id
# Example
GET /flows/2fc325fb-299b-4d20-a9e7-a34349dee8b2

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Query {
	flows_by_id(id: ID!): directus_flows
}
# Example
query {
	flows_by_id(id: "2fc325fb-299b-4d20-a9e7-a34349dee8b2") {
		id
		name
		status
	}
}

# Create a Flow

Create a new flow.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

A partial flow object.

# Returns

Returns the flow object for the created flow.

# REST API

POST /flows
# Example
// POST /flows

{
	"name": "My Flow",
	"status": "active",
	"trigger": "manual"
}

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	create_flows_item(data: create_directus_flows_input!): directus_flows
}
# Example
mutation {
	create_flows_item(data: { name: "My Flow", status: "active", trigger: "manual" }) {
		id
		name
		status
	}
}

# Create Multiple Flows

Create multiple new flows.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

An array of partial flow objects.

# Returns

Returns the flow object for the created flow.

# REST API

POST /flows
# Example
// POST /flows

[
	{
		"name": "My Flow",
		"status": "active",
		"trigger": "manual"
	},
	{
		"name": "Another Flow",
		"status": "active",
		"trigger": "webhook"
	}
]

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	create_flows_items(data: [create_directus_flows_input!]!): [directus_flows]
}
# Example
mutation {
	create_flows_items(
		data: [
			{
				"name": "My Flow",
				"status": "active",
				"trigger": "manual"
			},
			{
				"name": "Another Flow",
				"status": "active",
				"trigger": "webhook"
			}
		]
	) {
		id
		name
		status
	}
}

# Update a Flow

Update an existing flow.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

A partial flow object.

# Returns

Returns the flow object for the updated flow.

# REST API

PATCH /flows/:id
# Example
// PATCH /flows/2fc325fb-299b-4d20-a9e7-a34349dee8b2

{
	"name": "My Updated Flow"
}

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	update_flows_item(id: ID!, data: update_directus_flows_input): directus_flows
}
# Example
mutation {
	update_flows_item(id: "2fc325fb-299b-4d20-a9e7-a34349dee8b2", data: { name: "My Updated Flow" }) {
		id
		name
	}
}

# Update Multiple Flows

Update multiple existing flows.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

keys Required
Array of primary keys of the flows you'd like to update.

data Required
Any of the flow object's properties.

# Returns

Returns the flow objects for the updated flows.

# REST API

PATCH /flows
# Example
// PATCH /flows

{
	"keys": ["3f2facab-7f05-4ee8-a7a3-d8b9c634a1fc", "7259bfa8-3786-45c6-8c08-cc688e7ba229"],
	"data": {
		"status": "inactive"
	}
}

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	update_flows_items(ids: [ID!]!, data: update_directus_flows_input): [directus_flows]
}
# Example
mutation {
	update_flows_items(
		ids: ["3f2facab-7f05-4ee8-a7a3-d8b9c634a1fc", "7259bfa8-3786-45c6-8c08-cc688e7ba229"]
		data: { status: "inactive" }
	) {
		id
		name
		status
	}
}

# Delete a Flow

Delete an existing flow.

# Returns

Empty body.

# REST API

DELETE /flows/:id
# Example
DELETE /flows/12204ee2-2c82-4d9a-b044-2f4842a11dba

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	delete_flows_item(id: ID!): delete_one
}
# Example
mutation {
	delete_flows_item(id: "12204ee2-2c82-4d9a-b044-2f4842a11dba") {
		id
	}
}

# Delete Multiple Flows

Delete multiple existing flows.

# Request Body

An array of flows primary keys

# Returns

Empty body.

# REST API

DELETE /flows
# Example
// DELETE /flows
["25821236-8c2a-4f89-8fdc-c7d01f35877d", "02b9486e-4273-4fd5-b94b-e18fd923d1ed", "7d62f1e9-a83f-407b-84f8-1c184f014501"]

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	delete_flows_items(ids: [ID!]!): delete_many
}
# Example
mutation {
	delete_flows_items(
		ids: [
			"25821236-8c2a-4f89-8fdc-c7d01f35877d"
			"02b9486e-4273-4fd5-b94b-e18fd923d1ed"
			"7d62f1e9-a83f-407b-84f8-1c184f014501"
		]
	) {
		ids
	}
}

# Flow with GET webhook trigger

Start a flow with GET webhook trigger.

# Returns

Result of the flow, if any.

# REST API

GET /flows/trigger/:flow_uuid
# Example
// GET /flows/trigger/202a940b-a00b-47df-b832-369c53f13122
// Payload here

# Flow with POST webhook trigger

Start a flow with POST webhook trigger.

# Request Body

Payload for the POST request.

# Returns

Result of the flow, if any.

# REST API

POST /flows/trigger/:flow_uuid
# Example
// POST /flows/trigger/202a940b-a00b-47df-b832-369c53f13122
// Payload here