We’ll begin this article by explaining the primary term - Flow.

So, what are the Flows?

Flows are triggered tasks; tasks that you have scheduled, triggered by an event, or started manually.

  • Triggered Tasks = Flow

Flows are consumed when you start a task to send actual data from A to B. Tasks can be triggered on the event or scheduled.

E.G., If you schedule your Task to send Facebook leads to CRM every 2 hours, you’ll have 12 triggers a day (regardless of how many leads were sent or how many steps in the task you have).

And that’s the most important thing - what, and how many times.

So, the formula for the Flows would be:

F = ET x N

F = number of flows

E.T. = number of tasks

N = number of triggers (how many times one task has been performed)

To make this as clear as possible, let us define our terms, The Task, and The Trigger.

What is the task?

The Task: The Task itself is the workflow that you create. Every flow will perform operations and send data from A to B to C…

You can also set your tasks to be triggered by some other occasion or manually.

What are the triggers? :

The triggers are actions that will set your task to run. You can also set your tasks to be triggered by some other occasion or manually.

Your tasks can be triggered by:

a) Event

b) Schedule

c) Manual task run (when you manually run the task by clicking the run button)

Definition of Event: Some happening that took place in an external system which activated the task on SyncSpider platform, and sent the data of the given action.

Definition of Schedule: Basically with our On Schedule trigger, you can set your task to activate at the exact specified time of the day, month, ... This will mean that at the given time the task will automatically recognize the set parameter and will trigger.
For example, you can set your task to activate every day on every 15 minutes. You are free to determine which schedule option suits you the best.


Note - It is highly recommended that if you are using a High-Traffic Shop in the task, that instead of selecting On Event trigger, you select On Schedule. It is directly preventing the task from getting broken and preventing our queue from getting jammed. Also, an important note is that in this way you are sparing the number of Task Runs you have in your plan.

What is important to mention is that Flows has nothing to do with Items within your Entity.

Your Entity may have 100 Items within it, and if you choose to send these data from point A to point B and run it every 6 hours, it will be counted as 4 Flows a day.

E.G.

If you schedule your Task to send Facebook leads to CRM every 2 hours, you’ll have 12 triggers a day (regardless of how many leads were sent or how many steps in the task you have).

We hope this article was helpful! For more information, you can always contact our support team.

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