This topic describes how to create a flow to call Function Compute. The flow contains one task step.


The Create Flow with Code method is used in this example.

  1. Log on to the Serverless Workflow console.
  2. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
    Notice You must select the region where the function is created.
  3. On the Flows page, click Create Flow.
  4. On the Create Flow page, click Create Flow with Code and configure the parameters.
    Note You can also use the Hello World and Sample Projects methods to create a flow. However, if you use one of these methods to create a flow, you cannot modify Definition.
    • Name: Enter a custom flow name. The name must be 1 to 128 characters in length and can contain letters, digits, underscores (_), and hyphens (-). It cannot start with an underscore (_) or a hyphen (-).
    • Description (Optional): Enter a description for the flow.
    • Definition: Follow the visual process to configure a flow definition.

    You must change the content in the YAML file of Definition to the following code:

    version: v1
    type: flow
      - type: task
        name: hello
        resourceArn: acs:fc:{region}:{accountID}:services/{serviceName}/functions/{functionName}
    The following table describes the parameters that are included in the YAML file.
    Parameter Description
    version The version of the flow. Only v1 is supported.
    type The type of the flow. Default value: flow.
    steps The steps of the flow.
    type The type of the steps. task: The task type. For the step types of other parameters, see Overview.
    name The name of the step. You can customize a step name.
    resourceArn The cloud service to be integrated.
    • You can view the ARN in the created function and copy the ARN for use. For more information, see Function operations.
    • You can also replace {region}, {accountID}, {serviceName}, and {functionName} with the region, account ID, service name, and name of the created function. Example: acs:fc:cn-shanghai:18807708****3420:services/demo/functions/test.
  5. Click Next Step.
  6. Configure a flow role.
    Note If other cloud services such as Function Compute must be called in your flow, you can configure a flow role in the Config Flow Role section to grant Serverless workflow the permissions to call Function Compute. For more information, see Create execution roles.
    • If RAM roles exist, you can click Select an existing RAM role.
    • If you use Serverless workflow for the first time, you can create a RAM role by performing the following operations:

      1. In the Config Flow Role section, click Create a RAM role. Enter a value in the Role Name field.
      2. Select AliyunFCInvocationAccess from the System Policies drop-down list and click Create Role.create_flow_step2
      3. On the Role Templates page, click Confirm Authorization Policy.create_flow_step3
  7. On the Create Flow page, click Create Flow.

    After the flow is created, the following page is displayed.



In addition to the Serverless Workflow console, you can also call the CreateFlow operation to create a flow. For more information, see CreateFlow.

What to do next

Execute a flow