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Creating Action Flows for manual triggering

In use cases of attended automation Celonis Platform users click buttons which in turn can execute Action Flows.


  1. Start building your Action Flow.

  2. (Optional) Add Inputs:


    For more information on inputs and their structure, see Action Flow inputs.

    1. Click Inputs.

      Here you can define inputs that have to be provided when an Action Flow is executed.

    2. Enter a Name for the input.

    3. Select the Type (Text, Date or Number).

    4. Choose if the input is required or optional.

    5. Click Save.


      When testing the Action Flow using the Run Once button, the respective inputs have to be filled manually.

    6. These Action Flow inputs can be used as a space holder in every module when building the Action Flow. They are shown below the “Custom and system variables” (symbol {}) tab.

    7. (Optional) Increase the “number of consecutive errors” setting.


      Toggle the Show advanced settings switch to view the Action Flow Settings. The “Number of consecutive errors” setting is set to 3 by default. This means when the Action Flow fails 3 times in a row, it gets deactivated and the Action is no longer shown to business users as button. In order to avoid this type of automatic deactivation, we recommend increasing this value for any “On demand” Action Flows (since manual executions may have more errors due to wrong inputs).

    8. Save your Action Flow.

    9. Publish your Action Flow.

    10. In the View mode, schedule the Action Flow to On demand.

    11. Switch the Activate toggle to activate the Action Flow.

You’ve created an Action Flow which is ready to be used with Actions.