If we are building a flow that uses the same element multiple times, we can duplicate the element on the canvas.
We will need
- Boomi Flow username/password (Get a free Flow login here)
- A Flow tenant/subtenant with Identity Service installed
- A flow
If you like, let’s begin by watching a 15-second video. We can also jump directly to the instructions (right after the video).
The steps to follow along…
- Click the element to select it. This shows the copy and trash icons.
- Click the copy icon.
This creates a duplicate of the element on the canvas.
- We can rename the element.
What does not get duplicated is the element ID. The duplicated element is assigned a new ID by the platform. (We can see the element ID in the metadata.)
We can not create duplicates of outcomes. A flow can only have a single starting point; which means we can not create duplicates of the Start element either.
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