Checking out a flow

Learn how to check out a data flow from the Cloudera Flow Library.

  1. Drag and drop a process group onto the canvas and click Import from Registry.
  2. In the drop-down list, select the Registry Client configured to access the Flow Library.
  3. Select the desired bucket.
  4. Select the flow that you want to check out in NiFi by clicking the selected version and then clicking Import.
  5. Optional: All flows stored in the Cloudera Flow Library are read-only so you are not able to change the original flow that you have checked out.
    If you want to edit the flow, you can create your own version:
    1. Right-click the process group, select Version and click Stop version control.
    2. Make the changes you want.
    3. Version your new flow as a custom flow using another Registry Client into another Registry (NiFi Registry or Cloudera DataFlow Catalog): right-click the process group, select Version, and click Start version control.