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PSA: Deleting upstream dataflows will make downstream dataflows uneditable

TL;DL: remove dataflow entities from downstream dataflows before deleting upstream dataflows.

 

I have a dataflow with Linked Entities to a few other dataflows--so a downstream dataflow with several upstream dataflows.

 

I wanted to "swap out" a few of these entities for newer versions, so I deleted the old upstream dataflows--with the intent of editing my downstream dataflow to replace the upstream GUIDs with the new ones--however upon deleting the upstream dataflows, the downstream dataflow became uneditable.

 

I submitted a support ticket and they said since the upstream dataflows can no longer be found, the downstream dataflow cannot be edited.  My only option is to delete the dataflow and re-create--which will break the dataflows my users have built from this dataflow.  What a mess.

 

So, always remove entities from dataflows before deleting the dataflows they reside in--or just don't delete them at all, just rename them.

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Re: PSA: Deleting upstream dataflows will make downstream dataflows uneditable

Hi @jeffshieldsdev ,

 

Sorry for we also did not found an effective solution, apologize for any inconvenience this issue have caused. Thank you for sharing this useful advice and it will benefit more users.


Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Dong Li
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