What is FlowBuilder?
FlowBuilder helps customers design, amend, test and share data flow templates.
FlowBuilder enables users to create new flow templates based on industry catalogues and then use the new flows on the Data Transfer Network (DTN) utilising the full suite of available auditing, translation and validation tools.
FlowBuilder can be used to create bespoke flows for use on a bilateral commercial basis with industry partners. Alternatively, it can be used to prototype catalogue change proposals before submitting them for formal approval or to test upcoming catalogue changes before they ‘go live’.
You can now register to use FlowBuilder by following this link. If you register on the ElectraLink website you can access a user guide, and you can register on our e-learning platform to view how-to videos.
- You will have the ability to test new or updated messages end-to-end through the Data Transfer Service (DTS), a trusted and secure messaging hub. These tests, by taking advantage of the DTS’ auditing, translation and validation tools, will help reduce internal system and process errors when deploying new or updated flows for catalogue changes.
- You can design new flows for use over the DTN to meet your bespoke requirements with easy drag-and-drop functionality.
- You will have control over who sees your proposed flow designs – the whole industry or selected partners.
- An easy to use graphical drag and drop interface: Users can easily drag and drop single or multiple items to create new or amended flows.
- Share proposed designs with chosen partners: Users can easily restrict the view of proposed designs to selected Market Participants if required.
- Integrated with the Data Transfer Service: Flow designs can be ‘published’ to the DTN, and users can then transmit the new flows over the DTS leveraging the full suite of available auditing, translation and validation tools.
- Creation of new data items and groups: Users are not limited to the existing data items and can easily create new ones to create new required flows.
- Version control: When amending existing flows, users can select whether to create a new version of the existing flow, or a completely new flow. Flow references and version numbers will be automatically allocated to ensure they do not clash with planned catalogue changes.
- Annex documentation available: Users can download Word documents containing the structural details of flow designs.