Running a flow

Running a flow lets you see how your app will be rendered in real life. You can run a flow by clicking the Play button on the right-hand-side navigation of the canvas, or by clicking Run on any flow in the Flows screen.

In the Run dialog, you need to consider which UI you want your flow to run in. If you do not have a player installed, the flow runs in the default player that comes with Boomi Flow.

Running a flow from the canvas:

  1. Click Run on the right-hand-side navigation.

    This opens the Run dialog box:
  2. Select the default option in the Player menu, if you do not have a player configured. A player lets you customize the look-and-feel of your app using the Bootstrap framework. By default, the flow will run the Boomi Flow HTML5 player. If you want to run your app from within Salesforce, set up the Salesforce player.
  3. Make sure Reporting Mode is set to None, if you do not have an endpoint configured. When reporting is enabled, data about the running flow will be sent to the endpoint configured in your tenant.
  4. Click Run. This opens the app you just built in a new tab.

Running a flow from the Flows tab:

  1. Click the Run button on flow you want to run.

Boomi Flow Ninja: What is the difference between Run and Publish?

  • Run: Snapshots the current version of the flow, and runs that version. The URL in the Run dialog contains a Flow Version ID.
  • Publish: Snapshots the current version of the flow, and make that version the default version.

Whenever you run a flow without a Flow Version ID specified, it will use the last published version. You may want to share links that do not contain the Flow Version ID with your end users, so they always have the latest published version of your app.

Check out the glossary for a definition of terms and key concepts that appear in the Boomi Flow website, Drawing Tool, technical documentation, blogs, and marketing communications.

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