What is FlowBuilder?

The Data Transfer Network (DTN) enables industry to send data, and, in most cases, the industry requires data to be sent in a structured way to ensure that it can be used correctly and integrated into IT systems. FlowBuilder is a web application that contains the structural details for all industry messages that can be sent across the DTN. It allows industry participants to create their own data structures that can be added to the DTN for bilateral communications where there are currently no data flow structures.

FlowBuilder users can design, amend, test, and share message templates with other parties. FlowBuilder enables users to create new flow templates based on industry catalogues or their own requirements and then use the new flows on the DTN. This provides users with the full suite of available security, auditing, translation, and validation tools available to DTN users. It can take less than one working day to add a new flow onto the Data Transfer Service (DTS).

FlowBuilder can be used to create bespoke flows for use on a bilateral commercial basis with industry partners, to prototype catalogue change proposals before submitting them for formal approval, or to test upcoming catalogue changes before they ‘go live’.

Users can view the following catalogues in FlowBuilder in an easily understandable format:

  • Supplier DFC
  • UK Link
  • DTC Catalogue
  • RGMA Catalogue
  • CSS
How will it benefit you?
  • Immediate, automated access to FlowBuilder after registration, 
  • 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. 
  • Security for your data and flows using the trusted DTS, 
  • Market accessibility for new entrants, 
  • Greater innovation as data transfer possibilities open, 
  • Increased ability to collaborate with industry partners, 
  • Simplified market requirements and forms a part of your organisation’s digitalisation transformation, 
  • Simpler understanding of data-related license obligations 
FlowBuilder Features
  • Self-service registration via this link
  • Drag and drop creation functionality, 
  • Manage gas flows as well as electricity flows, 
  • Integrated with the Data Transfer Service (DTS), 
  • Create and manage your own data sharing requirements in common formats in a sandbox-style environment, 
  • Take advantage of the DTS’ auditing, translation and validation tools, 
  • Once you have created, amended and tested flows or templates, and received ElectraLink’s approval, you can publish bespoke data templates on our website for the industry to use and share designs with select partners, 
  • Version control, 
  • A single structure of data requirements out of hundreds of variations, 
  • A one-stop shop for data flows in the energy market means one website to understand all data flow obligations across four data catalogues, 
  • Download documentation 



FlowBuilder Use cases
  • Create new data transfer formats and pathways for new innovative processes 
  • Send additional datasets not mandated by Code Bodies  
  • Create new relationships with non-licensed entities (such as EV installers) 
  • Create the metadata behind your datasets to share with industry  


If you are a DTS user, you can now register for FlowBuilder for free and access our e-learning platform to view how-to videos.

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