This step-by-step guide will show you how to run a flow. While our example focuses on running the Globus-provided Two Stage Globus Transfer flow, the steps are similar for other flows.
Login to the Globus Web App (app.globus.org) and open the Flows management page from the navigation menu.
When first-opened, the Flows management page displays your run history—including runs that are in progress. For now, select the Library tab to browse the flows available to you.
To find a specific flow, enter the name of the flow (or a portion of it) into the search field and press return. To follow this example, search for "two stage globus transfer."
You can further filter your search results using the Quick Filters below the search field.
To open a flow’s Guided Input page, select the Start button next to the flow that you would like to run.
Most flows provide parameters that can be used to control aspects of what the flow does when it runs. On the Guided Input page, you can see a list of the parameters that this flow provides (you can use the Advanced tab if you prefer to provide JSON-formatted input).
Choose your source, intermediate, and destination collections and paths. In this example, we’ll use the Globus Tutorial Endpoint collections (see below).
Provide a name for this run using the Label This Run parameter.
Notice that some of the parameters displayed in the Guided Input indicate that they are "[OPTIONAL]". These fields may safely ignored.
In the Two Stage Globus Transfer flow, the "label" transfer parameters can be used to apply a custom label to the transfer operations that this flow will perform on your behalf. The "tags" parameters for the run are useful for keeping your run history organized.
Once you’ve set all of the required parameters, the Start Flow button will become enabled. When you are ready, use this button to initiate a run of the Two Stage Globus Transfer flow.
Once the run has successfully launched, you should see the Run Successfully Started page, which displays your run’s label and unique ID.
To view the details for your newly submitted Run, select View Run Details.
To view the status of all of your runs, select View All Runs.