# Operations


# The Operation Object

id uuid
Primary key of the operation.

name string
Name for the operation.

key string
Key for the operation. Must be unique within a given flow.

type string
Type of operation. One of log, mail, notification, create, read, request, sleep, transform, trigger, condition, or any type of custom operation extensions.

options json
Options depending on the type of the operation.

position_x integer
Position of the operation on the X axis within the flow workspace.

position_y integer
Position of the operation on the Y axis within the flow workspace.

date_created timestamp
Timestamp in ISO8601 when the operation was created.

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

resolve uuid
The operation triggered when the current operation succeeds (or then logic of a condition operation). Primary key of an operation.

reject uuid
The operation triggered when the current operation fails (or otherwise logic of a condition operation). Primary key of an operation.

flow many-to-one
The flow containing this operation. Many-to-one to flows.

{
	"id": "585b04cd-2821-4dcc-a563-ae5d29ecace2",
	"name": "Log a Message",
	"key": "log_message",
	"type": "log",
	"position_x": 12,
	"position_y": 24,
	"date_created": "2022-05-11T13:14:52Z",
	"user_created": "12e62fd0-29c7-4fd3-b3d3-c7a39933e8af",
	"resolve": "bf4099c0-c54c-4736-ab4e-95e2487595e4",
	"reject": null,
	"flow": "22544db5-93f7-48e2-a028-7ae02c8fe49a"
}

# List Operations

List all operations that exist in Directus.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Returns

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

# REST API

GET /operations
SEARCH /operations

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# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Query {
	operations: [directus_operations]
}
# Example
query {
	operations {
		id
		name
		key
	}
}

# Retrieve an operation

List an existing operation by primary key.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Returns

Returns the requested operation object.

# REST API

GET /operations/:id
# Example
GET /operations/3c636d1c-4eb2-49cd-8a6d-3ec571ab3390

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Query {
	operations_by_id(id: ID!): directus_operations
}
# Example
query {
	operations_by_id(id: 42) {
		id
		name
		key
	}
}

# Create an Operation

Create a new operation.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

A partial operation object.

# Returns

Returns the operation object for the created operation.

# REST API

POST /operations
# Example
// POST /operations

{
	"name": "My Log",
	"key": "my_log",
	"type": "log"
}

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	create_operations_item(data: create_directus_operations_input!): directus_operations
}
# Example
mutation {
	create_operations_item(data: { name: "My Log", key: "my_log", type: "log" }) {
		id
		name
		key
	}
}

# Create Multiple Operations

Create multiple new operations.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

An array of partial operation objects.

# Returns

Returns the operation object for the created operation.

# REST API

POST /operations
# Example
// POST /operations

[
	{
		"name": "My Log",
		"key": "my_log",
		"type": "log"
	},
	{
		"name": "Send Notification",
		"key": "send_notification",
		"type": "notification"
	}
]

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	create_operations_items(data: [create_directus_operations_input!]!): [directus_operations]
}
# Example
mutation {
	create_operations_items(
		data: [
			{
				"name": "My Log",
				"key": "my_log",
				"type": "log"
			},
			{
				"name": "Send Notification",
				"key": "send_notification",
				"type": "notification"
			}
		]
	) {
		id
		name
		key
	}
}

# Update an Operation

Update an existing operation.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

A partial operation object.

# Returns

Returns the operation object for the updated operation.

# REST API

PATCH /operation/:id
# Example
// PATCH /operation/7d62f1e9-a83f-407b-84f8-1c184f014501

{
	"name": "My Updated Operation"
}

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	update_operations_item(id: ID!, data: update_directus_operations_input): directus_operations
}
# Example
mutation {
	update_operations_item(id: "7d62f1e9-a83f-407b-84f8-1c184f014501", data: { name: "My Updated Operation" }) {
		id
		name
	}
}

# Update Multiple Operations

Update multiple existing operations.

# Query Parameters

Supports all global query parameters.

# Request Body

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

data Required
Any of the operation object's properties.

# Returns

Returns the operation objects for the updated operations.

# REST API

PATCH /operations
# Example
// PATCH /operations

{
	"keys": ["6a25fb7c-26a4-4dcb-a474-d47b6a203a38", "07ac467e-1900-4c62-9637-8dac2ab97f71"],
	"data": {
		"name": "Updated Operations"
	}
}

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	update_operations_items(ids: [ID!]!, data: update_directus_operations_input): [directus_operations]
}
# Example
mutation {
	update_operations_items(
		ids: ["6a25fb7c-26a4-4dcb-a474-d47b6a203a38", "07ac467e-1900-4c62-9637-8dac2ab97f71"]
		data: { name: "Updated Operations" }
	) {
		id
		name
		key
	}
}

# Delete an Operation

Delete an existing operation.

# Returns

Empty body.

# REST API

DELETE /operations/:id
# Example
DELETE /operations/07ac467e-1900-4c62-9637-8dac2ab97f71

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	delete_operations_item(id: ID!): delete_one
}
# Example
mutation {
	delete_operations_item(id: "07ac467e-1900-4c62-9637-8dac2ab97f71") {
		id
	}
}

# Delete Multiple Operations

Delete multiple existing operations.

# Request Body

An array of operations primary keys

# Returns

Empty body.

# REST API

DELETE /operations
# Example
// DELETE /operations
["a791ce73-41a2-4fb7-8f67-c7ba176cc719", "4e57ab0e-f4ec-47b5-9dad-e36f08a25642", "5fe0a6f6-18ad-4bb3-94c6-2e033246c784"]

# GraphQL

POST /graphql/system
type Mutation {
	delete_operations_items(ids: [ID!]!): delete_many
}
# Example
mutation {
	delete_operations_items(
		ids: [
			"a791ce73-41a2-4fb7-8f67-c7ba176cc719"
			"4e57ab0e-f4ec-47b5-9dad-e36f08a25642"
			"5fe0a6f6-18ad-4bb3-94c6-2e033246c784"
		]
	) {
		ids
	}
}

# Triggering an operation

Trigger an operation based on primary key.

# Request Body

Payload for the operation, if needed.

# Returns

Result of the operation, if any.

# REST API

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