Monitor dataflows using the Flow Service API

Adobe Experience Platform allows data to be ingested from external sources while providing you with the ability to structure, label, and enhance incoming data using Platform services. You can ingest data from a variety of sources such as Adobe applications, cloud-based storage, databases, and many others.

Flow Service is used to collect and centralize customer data from various disparate sources within Adobe Experience Platform. The service provides a user interface and RESTful API from which all supported sources are connectable.

This tutorial covers the steps for monitoring flow run data for completeness, errors, and metrics using the Flow Service API.

Getting started

This tutorial requires you to have the ID value of a valid dataflow. If you do not have a valid dataflow ID, select your connector of choice from the sources overview and follow the steps outlined before attempting this tutorial.

This tutorial also requires you to have a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

  • Sources: Experience Platform allows data to be ingested from various sources while providing you with the ability to structure, label, and enhance incoming data using Platform services.
  • Sandboxes: Experience Platform provides virtual sandboxes which partition a single Platform instance into separate virtual environments to help develop and evolve digital experience applications.

The following sections provide additional information that you will need to know in order to successfully monitor flow runs using the Flow Service API.

Reading sample API calls

This tutorial provides example API calls to demonstrate how to format your requests. These include paths, required headers, and properly formatted request payloads. Sample JSON returned in API responses is also provided. For information on the conventions used in documentation for sample API calls, see the section on how to read example API calls in the Experience Platform troubleshooting guide.

Gather values for required headers

In order to make calls to Platform APIs, you must first complete the authentication tutorial. Completing the authentication tutorial provides the values for each of the required headers in all Experience Platform API calls, as shown below:

  • Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}
  • x-api-key: {API_KEY}
  • x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}

All resources in Experience Platform, including those belonging to Flow Service, are isolated to specific virtual sandboxes. All requests to Platform APIs require a header that specifies the name of the sandbox the operation will take place in:

  • x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}

All requests that contain a payload (POST, PUT, PATCH) require an additional media type header:

  • Content-Type: application/json

Monitor flow runs

Once you have made a dataflow, perform a GET request to the Flow Service API.

API format

GET /runs?property=flowId=={FLOW_ID}
Parameter Description
{FLOW_ID} The unique id value for the dataflow you want to monitor.

Request

The following request retrieves the specifications for an existing dataflow.

curl -X GET \
    'https://platform.adobe.io/data/foundation/flowservice/runs?property=flowId==c9cef9cb-c934-4467-8ef9-cbc934546741' \
    -H 'Authorization: Bearer {ACCESS_TOKEN}' \
    -H 'x-api-key: {API_KEY}' \
    -H 'x-gw-ims-org-id: {IMS_ORG}' \
    -H 'x-sandbox-name: {SANDBOX_NAME}'

Response

A successful response returns details regarding your flow run, including information about its creation date, source and target connections, as well as the flow run’s unique identifier (id).

{
    "items": [
        {
            "createdAt": 1596656079576,
            "updatedAt": 1596656113526,
            "createdBy": "{CREATED_BY}",
            "updatedBy": "{UPDATED_BY}",
            "createdClient": "{CREATED_CLIENT}",
            "updatedClient": "{UPDATED_CLIENT}",
            "sandboxId": "1bd86660-c5da-11e9-93d4-6d5fc3a66a8e",
            "sandboxName": "prod",
            "id": "9830305a-985f-47d0-b030-5a985fd7d004",
            "flowId": "c9cef9cb-c934-4467-8ef9-cbc934546741",
            "etag": "\"b8003af1-0000-0200-0000-5f2b09f10000\"",
            "metrics": {
                "durationSummary": {
                    "startedAtUTC": 1596656058198,
                    "completedAtUTC": 1596656113306
                },
                "sizeSummary": {
                    "inputBytes": 24012,
                    "outputBytes": 17128
                },
                "recordSummary": {
                    "inputRecordCount": 100,
                    "outputRecordCount": 99,
                    "failedRecordCount": 1
                },
                "fileSummary": {
                    "inputFileCount": 1,
                    "outputFileCount": 1,
                    "activityRefs": [
                        "promotionActivity"
                    ]
                },
                "statusSummary": {
                    "status": "success",
                    "errors": [
                        {
                            "code": "CONNECTOR-2001-500",
                            "message": "Error occurred at promotion activity."
                        }
                    ],
                    "activityRefs": [
                        "promotionActivity"
                    ]
                }
            },
            "activities": [
                {
                    "id": "copyActivity",
                    "updatedAtUTC": 1596656095088,
                    "durationSummary": {
                        "startedAtUTC": 1596656058198,
                        "completedAtUTC": 1596656089650,
                        "extensions": {
                            "windowStart": 1596653708000,
                            "windowEnd": 1596655508000
                        }
                    },
                    "sizeSummary": {
                        "inputBytes": 24012,
                        "outputBytes": 24012
                    },
                    "recordSummary": {},
                    "fileSummary": {
                        "inputFileCount": 1,
                        "outputFileCount": 1
                    },
                    "statusSummary": {
                        "status": "success",
                        "extensions": {
                            "type": "one-time"
                        }
                    },
                    "sourceInfo": [
                        {
                            "id": "c0e18602-f9ea-44f9-a186-02f9ea64f9ac",
                            "type": "SourceConnection",
                            "reference": {
                                "type": "AdfRunId",
                                "ids": [
                                    "8a8eb0cc-e283-4605-ac70-65a5adb1baef"
                                ]
                            }
                        }
                    ]
                },
                {
                    "id": "promotionActivity",
                    "updatedAtUTC": 1596656113485,
                    "durationSummary": {
                        "startedAtUTC": 1596656095333,
                        "completedAtUTC": 1596656113306
                    },
                    "sizeSummary": {
                        "inputBytes": 24012,
                        "outputBytes": 17128
                    },
                    "recordSummary": {
                        "inputRecordCount": 100,
                        "outputRecordCount": 99,
                        "failedRecordCount": 1
                    },
                    "fileSummary": {
                        "inputFileCount": 2,
                        "outputFileCount": 1,
                        "extensions": {
                            "manifest": {
                                "fileInfo": "https://platform-int.adobe.io/data/foundation/export/batches/01EF01X41KJD82Y9ZX6ET54PCZ/meta?path=input_files"
                            }
                        }
                    },
                    "statusSummary": {
                        "status": "success",
                        "errors": [
                            {
                                "code": "CONNECTOR-2001-500",
                                "message": "Error occurred at promotion activity."
                            }
                        ],
                        "extensions": {
                            "manifest": {
                                "failedRecords": "https://platform-int.adobe.io/data/foundation/export/batches/01EF01X41KJD82Y9ZX6ET54PCZ/meta?path=row_errors",
                                "sampleErrors": "https://platform-int.adobe.io/data/foundation/export/batches/01EF01X41KJD82Y9ZX6ET54PCZ/meta?path=row_error_samples.json"
                            },
                            "errors": [
                                {
                                    "code": "INGEST-1212-400",
                                    "message": "Encountered 1 errors in the data. Successfully ingested 99 rows. Review the associated diagnostic files for additional details."
                                },
                                {
                                    "code": "MAPPER-3700-400",
                                    "recordCount": 1,
                                    "message": "Mapper Transform Error"
                                }
                            ]
                        }
                    },
                    "targetInfo": [
                        {
                            "id": "47166b83-01c7-4b65-966b-8301c70b6562",
                            "type": "TargetConnection",
                            "reference": {
                                "type": "Batch",
                                "ids": [
                                    "01EF01X41KJD82Y9ZX6ET54PCZ"
                                ]
                            }
                        }
                    ]
                }
            ]
        }
    ],
    "_links": {}
}
Property Description
items Contains a single payload of metadata associated with your specific flow run.
metrics Defines characteristics of the data in the flow run.
activities Defines how the data is transformed.
durationSummary Defines the start and end time of the flow run.
sizeSummary Defines the volume of the data in bytes.
recordSummary Defines the record count of the data.
fileSummary Defines the file count of the data.
statusSummary Defines whether the flow run is a success or a failure.

Next steps

By following this tutorial, you have retrieved metrics and error information on your dataflow using the Flow Service API. You can now continue to monitor your dataflow, depending on your ingestion schedule, to track its status and ingestion rates. For information on how to perform the same tasks using the user interface, see the tutorial on monitoring dataflows using the user interface

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