You can call the DescribeFlowCategory operation to query the information of a directory.


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Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes DescribeFlowCategory

The operation that you want to perform. This parameter is required for API requests that you create by piecing together HTTP or HTTPS URLs. Set the value to DescribeFlowCategory.

Id String Yes FC-075AB9477DAE****

The ID of the directory. You can call DescribeFlowCategory View data on the Member Management page.

ProjectId String Yes FP-ABD24A6163D3****

The ID of the project. You can call ListFlowProject View the ID of the project.

RegionId String Yes cn-hangzhou

The region ID. You can call DescribeRegions To view the latest list of Alibaba Cloud regions.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
CategoryType String FILE

The type of the object to which the directory references. Valid values:

GmtCreate Long 1542783867503

The creation time of the directory.

GmtModified Long 1542783867503

The modification time of the directory.

Id String FC-075AB9477DAE****

The ID of the directory.

Name String my_category

The name of the directory.

ObjectId String F-EB3021F73E51****

The ID of the associated target object. For example, the ID of a workflow or a job.

ObjectType String FLOW

The type of the associated entity. Valid values:

  • FLOW: workflow
  • JOB: job
ParentId String FC-3A749C1F5D12****

The ID of the parent directory.

ProjectId String FP-E3F1523F8FC1****

The ID of the project.

RequestId String BCEDC663-43F1-4202-9C49-9D3D66EA93D7

The ID of the request.

Type String FLOW

The type of the directory. Valid values:

  • FLOW: The type of the workflow.
  • JOB: the type of the JOB.


Sample requests

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Sample success responses

XML format


JSON Syntax

    "Data": {
        "ParentId": "FC-198D4E3ACA4F****",
        "ObjectType": "FLOW",
        "Type": "FLOW",
        "GmtCreate": 1541858202000,
        "RequestId": "BBEB8FD9-3AA8-4D53-831C-037D9C53348E",
        "ObjectId": "F-33FA7CD5E195****",
        "ProjectId": "FP-E3F1523F8FC1****",
        "GmtModified": 1541858767000,
        "CategoryType": "FILE",
        "Id": "FC-3A749C1F5D12****",
        "Name": "myFlow"
    "RequestId": "BBEB8FD9-3AA8-4D53-831C-037D9C53348E"