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Execute Workflow#

The Execute Workflow node is used to run a different workflow on the host machine that runs Workflow².

Node Reference#

The Execute Workflow node has two properties:

  • Source: This field is used to specify from where to get the workflow's information.
    • Database
    • Local File
    • Parameter
    • URL
  • Workflow: This field contains information about the workflow, such as the workflow ID, URL, or a file.

Example Usage#

This workflow allows you to execute another workflow on the host machine using the Execute Workflow node. You can also find the workflow on Workflow².io. This example usage workflow would use the following nodes. - Start - Execute Workflow

The final workflow should look like the following image.

A workflow with the Execute Workflow node

1. Start node#

The start node exists by default when you create a new workflow.

2. Execute Workflow node#

  1. Enter the ID of the workflow that you want to execute in the Workflow ID field. You can find instructions on how to obtain the ID of a workflow in the FAQs below.
  2. Click on Execute Node to run the workflow.


How do I find the workflow ID?#

  1. Open the workflow for which you want to get the workflow ID.
  2. Copy the number after workflow/ in your URL and paste that in the Workflow ID field.

How does data get passed from one workflow to another?#

Let's say, that there's a Execute Workflow node in Workflow A. The Execute Workflow node calls another workflow, Workflow B. - The Execute Workflow node passes the data to the Start node of Workflow B. - The last node of Workflow B sends the data back to the Execute Workflow node in Workflow A.