Monitor sources dataflows using the Flow Service API

Last update: 2023-01-06
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This tutorial covers the steps for monitoring flow run data for completeness, errors, and metrics using the Flow Service API.

NOTE

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 to createa dataflow before attempting this tutorial.

Getting started

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.

Using Platform APIs

For information on how to successfully make calls to Platform APIs, see the guide on getting started with Platform APIs.

Monitor dataflows

To see the status of your dataflow, make a GET request to the Flow Service API, while providing your dataflow’s corresponding flow ID.

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: {ORG_ID}' \
    -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.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.adobe.io/data/foundation/export/batches/01EF01X41KJD82Y9ZX6ET54PCZ/meta?path=row_errors",
                                "sampleErrors": "https://platform.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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