The concept of using a Parallel step is to trigger a set of simultaneous record-processing applications to achieve improved throughput.

The Parallel step can be likened to data synchronization in traditional programming to update separate data sets on different platforms.

In Synatic, the Parallel step provides this function and generally allows the program to execute each configured sub-flow simultaneously as follows:

  • Sub-flow 1 – the flow performs one action

  • Sub-flow 2 – the flow performs another action


Using a Parallel Step

The Parallel step is located in the Control drawer in the Steps palette. To use the Parallel step:

  1. Select and drag the Parallel step to the desired location in the flow.

  2. Add a sub-flow for each action you want to process.


Configuring the Parallel Step

Each Parallel Step lets you add a name and a description for the object.

When you add parallel sub-flows, you can insert a process step and configure each process action.

Example

As a typical example, you may use for the Parallel step sub-flows is to populate an Excel spreadsheet and a PDF file simultaneously with the same data and then email them to individual recipients.

Synatic Parallel step sub-flow

Alternatively, you may want to simultaneously send an Excel spreadsheet to Dropbox, Google Drive, and an Amazon S3 bucket.


Options

There are no extra options for this step.


Advanced Mode Options

There are no advanced options for this step.


Limitations and known issues

None.


See Also

Read about other Flow steps.


Useful Tutorials

Revisit the Getting Started page for a refresher.

Read more about Flow Steps here.

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