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View flow information

"Visual Flow Creator" has the feature to allow you to view the information of the flows in different ways. You can use the sidebar window to configure the nodes and flows and view the results. It has three panels:

  • Info window
  • Dashboard window
  • Debug window

Info window

The info window shows the properties of the selected node as well as information on how to use the node. If no node is selected, the info window will show the properties of the current flow displayed in the workspace.

Info window

Dashboard window

To get an idea on the working of the dashboard nodes, it is important to know some terms and their definitions:

  1. Group: A group is a container for multiple dashboard elements. You can add or edit a group for each flow and you can develop multiple groups under the tab.
  2. Tabs: Tabs are created under dashoard window. You can add and edit groups and edit the group properties under the tab. You can add or edit multiple groups in the tabs.
  3. Links: You can create links to other web pages in the dashboard panel of the sidebar window.

The dashboard window has three panels:

  • Layout: The layout defines the tabs (with containing dashboard elements) and links.

Dashboard window

① Tab creation with groups

② Created link

After creating tabs, you can add multiple groups in each of the tabs. The tabs allow you to reorder the tabs and groups. To add a new group, click the group icon in the created tab. For editing any group, use the edit icon. The tabs and groups are expandable for editing as well as collapsible.

In a similar way, you can define the properties of the created links by clicking edit the button.

For configuring a dashboard node, the groups and tabs created can be used to define the dashboard node properties. For more information, refer to Configure dashboard node properties.

Edit link window

  • Site: The site panel allows you to configure the user interface behavior of the dashboard site.

You can also set the title of your dashboard here.

Set title

  • Theme: You can set the themes, style, colour and font of the UI in the dashboard sidebar.

Set theme


The creation of groups / tabs / links are applicable only with the dashboard nodes.

For more information about creating and working of dashboard nodes, refer Dashboard nodes.

Debug window

You can inject the node and message payload is displayed in the Debug window.

This window display debug information for:

  • MindSphere
  • Function
  • Analytics
  • Storage
  • Array
  • Simple anomaly
  • Dashboard
  • Custom

Click the "debug" window to view the message payload.

Debug window

The "debug window" displays message payload of the nodes in the flows. The messages can be filtered using the node filter button. The node panel has the following filter options:

Debug filter window

  • All nodes: Displays all the messages.
  • Own nodes: Displays the messages of the current user's nodes.
  • Selected nodes: Displays messages only of the selected nodes from all the available nodes.
  • Current flow: Displays the messages of the current working flow.

If there is a large number of messages, users have the possibility to filter them in order to quickly find important debug information.

Flow durations

"Flow durations" displays the duration of the triggered flows in Visual Flow Creator by different users with time, user details and node information. Click Access to access the "Flow durations":

Flow duration

You can find the list of triggered flows in Visual Flow Creator. You can filter by the user and redirect to the flows in Visual Flow Creator by clicking on the active node.

Triggered flow

① Inactive node

② Active node


  • If the triggered flow is deleted from Visual Flow Creator, then the node will be inactive.

  • The flow duration will be the sum of the maximum compute hours of a triggered flow and the list will be descending based on the duration.


Projects allows you to separate your flows from other user flows and organize your flows into small logical coherent pieces based on your working tasks. You can create, rename and delete the "Projects" from the tenant. A default project is already available for each user. You can also access the other user flows by selecting user from the list of "Projects". You can access "Projects" from the top left corner of the UI:


① Tenant user list

② Selected user project list

③ Creates a new project

④ Renames the existing project

⑤ Deletes the existing project


  • Up to 10 projects can be created per user including the "default" project.
  • "Default" project cannot be renamed or deleted.

Flow migration

"Flow migration" allows you to migrate other user executed flows from the selected project in Visual Flow Creator. Click Access to access the "Flow migration":

Flow migration

You can select the user and project to migrate the flows from one user to another user by clicking "Migrate Flows".

Select user and project

You can access the migrated flows from "Projects".

Access migrated project


  • Only Visual Flow Creator admin can use "Flow migration" page.
  • After migration, project name will be replaced with the Visual Flow Creator generated project name.

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Last update: April 29, 2022