Edit your pipelines

How to edit pipelines?

Step 1: Go to any project and click the vertical ellipsis button. Then, the Pipeline Editor will show up. You can see all changes that you have done in the table.

Step 2: Click the action that you want to edit and select one of the options to enter into the editing mode. When you see a blue icon that shows up right to the action, it represents that you can edit the action now.

  • Edit: edit the setting of the action or replace the action with another action

  • Add: add a new action after the current action

  • Remove: Remove the current action

Additionally, the current table is the result after applying the action you are editing. Take the following as an example. When you edit the Join action, the table displays the result after applying the Filter and Join action but before running the Hide Columns action. At this time, you can feel free to adjust the Join action or change it to another action.

Step 4: If you finish action editing, remember to click Run to save all the changes and leave the editing mode. Or, you can click Exit to give up all the changes. Notice that the editing mode won't be closed automatically if you don't click Run or Exit. You can check whether your table is in the editing mode by inspecting your table name.

Edit an action

Click the action that you want to edit and choose Edit. When a small blue icon shows up, you can edit the action now.

  • Adjust the setting of the action

Go to the toolbar, open the setting of the action, and adjust it. For example, if you want to edit the Filter action, you can click the Filter button under the View tab to open the setting. Finally, remember to click Apply after changing the setting.

  • Replace the action with another action

Click another action other than the current action and apply it. For example, if you want to change the Filter action to the Deduplicate action, just click the Deduplicate button and apply it. Then, the action will be replaced by the Deduplicate action

Add an action

Click an action and choose Add. Then, you will see a blank action below the current action.

Now, you can go to the toolbar to find the action that you want to add and apply it. In this example, we apply the Change Type action and you can find it becomes the second action.

Notice that when adding a new action, you have to assign an action to it before editing other actions. That is, you cannot leave an empty action in the pipeline and go to edit other actions.

Remove an action

Click the action that you want to delete and choose Remove. After removing the action, the pipeline will go back to the previous action automatically.

Notice that

  1. If an action runs into an error, you cannot delete the action until you correct it.

  2. When removing two consecutive actions, it is better to remove them from the last. For example, if you want to remove the third and the fourth action, the better way is to remove the fourth one first and then remove the third one.