Taskflows FAQ

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    The Winter 2019 March release of Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services Data Integration includes the Taskflow as a Service feature. With this feature, you can invoke a taskflow as an API.

     

    To invoke a taskflow as an API, open the taskflow and click the Publish option on the Actions menu. Data Integration publishes the taskflow as a service and generates the service URL and the SOAP service URL. You can use these endpoint URLs to invoke the taskflow as an API.  When you invoke a taskflow as an API, you can dynamically provide input parameters for the tasks that the taskflow contains and perform orchestration.

     

    For more information about invoking a taskflow as an API, see the following URL:

    https://network.informatica.com/onlinehelp/IICS/prod/CDI/en/index.htm#page/mm-cloud-taskflows/Running_a_taskflow.html

     

    This article provides frequently asked questions and answers that will help you better understand the taskflows feature.

     

    Demo

    You can find a demo here:  How to: Run Taskflows using Run and as an API

     

    What happens to my existing taskflows?

    After you upgrade to the Winter 2019 March release, if you open an existing taskflow or import a taskflow that was exported before the Winter 2019 March release, the following message appears:

    You must verify the taskflow for possible upgrade errors and manually save the taskflow. Otherwise, the upgrade message appears each time you open the taskflow and you cannot run or publish the taskflow.

     

    After you manually save the taskflow, you can run the taskflow or invoke the taskflow as an API by publishing it.

     

    What happens to my scheduled taskflows?

    After you upgrade to the Winter 2019 March release, scheduled taskflows will continue to run as is. However, if you open and edit a scheduled taskflow, you must verify the scheduled taskflow for possible upgrade errors and manually save the taskflow. Otherwise, the upgrade message appears each time you open the scheduled taskflow.

     

    After I upgrade to the Winter 2019 March release, why do I not see the Data Task fields under the Input Fields section of the Data Task step?

    If you had included a Data Task step in a taskflow, after upgrade, the Data Task fields appear under the Temp Fields section of the Start step. The Data Task fields represent the input parameters of the task.

     

    Previously, if you added a Data Task step, the Data Task fields appeared under the Input Fields section of the Data Task step.

     

    This is a changed behavior in the Winter 2019 March release of Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services Data Integration.

     

    After I upgrade to the Winter 2019 March release and open an advanced taskflow, why does it become invalid?

    After upgrade, when you open an advanced taskflow, it becomes invalid and the following error is displayed:

    Error: One or more output mappings are incorrect. Re-select the task in the Data Task step.

     

    This error occurs if the taskflow points to a task parameter and the task was modified. To fix this issue, select the task again in the Data Task step.

     

    Note that this validation was added in the Winter 2019 March release.

     

    Even after I resume a suspended taskflow, why does the status still show up as Suspended?

    Even after you resume a suspended taskflow, the status continues to show up as Suspended. The status does not change to Running although the rest of the steps and the task continue to run in the background until completion.

     

    This is a known issue and is being tracked for a fix in a future release.

     

    Workaround: Use the Monitor service to monitor the execution and completion of the remaining tasks. When the taskflow completes, the status of the taskflow will automatically get updated to Completed.

     

     

    More Information

    For information about known issues and workarounds for the Winter 2019 March release, see the following article:

    (IICS) Informatica Cloud Winter '19 FAQ