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New in Workflows: Flow Backup to GitHub and Google Drive, and 17 New Workflows Events in System Log – Java Code Geeks

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The Workflows team released two new features to help you build workflows and automatons. In this blog post you will learn about two new capabilities:

  • Flow backup to GitHub or Google Drive
  • 17 new workflows events in System Log

Flow backup to GitHub and Google Drive

Flow backup allows Workflows builders to export flows and folders in Workflows and back them up to GitHub or Google Drive. With GitHub it’s now possible to create a commit and submit a pull request – all within a flow.

Workflows builders can automatically backing up their flows and folders into a GitHub repository or on Google Drive. Builders no longer need to manually export and upload flow files as part of their version control process.

Click Add function and then choose Flows (to backup one flow) or Folders (to backup a folder):

New functions for flow and folder backup
Saving a flow to a Google Drive folder

You can schedule to run this flow automatically for example once a day. Or, you can run it manually by clicking the Test button. Either way this new capability will greatly help with (automatic) flows or folders backup.

If you want to try this now, there is a new template to help builders get started.

A flow from GitHub versioning template

17 new workflows events in System Log

Workflows System Log messages allows Workflows builders to see 17 new Workflows events in Reports> System Log. This allows builders to search events and create reports from a single location. With this update, builders will be able to track create, read, update, and delete operations for flows, tables, and connections within Workflows.

System Log events

You can click on an event to view its details:

Viewing event details

And as an early preview, there are plans to introduce a version management feature in Workflows that allows builders to create versions of their flows and natively rollback to previous versions.

What’s next? We recommend the following Workflows educational resources to help you learn how to build workflow automations:

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