When to use this flow type
Use this flow type when you need to read hundreds or thousands of emails as fast as possible from the relatively slow inbound email connection.
You can then process messages and attachments saved as files using any of the file to destination flow types.
You can still use a regular source-to-destination flow type, where the source is an inbound email connection to read the emails and attachments but it will be slower than a designated flow optimized for reading email messages.
Here are the steps on how to create Flow:
Step 1. Start creating a Flow by clicking
Add flow on the
Step 2. Type in
save messages in the
Select flow type box and select
Read emails, save messages to the folder.
Step 4. Select previously created inbound email connection in the
Source connection dropdown.
Step 5. Select
Parameters tab and enter flow parameters:
From: use this if you need to filter emails based on the
FROMfield. Partial matching is used. For example, an
etlworks.comfilter will include all emails sent from the domain
etlworks.comand exclude everything else.
Subject: use this if you need to filter emails based on the
Subjectfield. Partial matching is used. For example:
important!will include all emails which include the subject
important!and exclude everything else.
Email Folder: the name of the folder to read messages from. The default is
Received After: the date, in a MM/DD/YYYY Format. If a date is entered, the Etlworks Integrator will read only the messages received after the specified date and ignore everything else.
Received Before: the date in a MM/DD/YYYY Format. If a date is entered, the Etlworks Integrator will read only the messages received before the specified date and ignore everything else.
Read Only New: if enabled, only new (unread) messages will be retrieved.
Max messages to read: the maximum number of email messages to read from the folder.
Folder to save messages to: a required parameter that specifies the folder in the server storage to save messages and attachments. Example:
Delete After Reading: a parameter that allows you to configure a flow to delete read messages from the inbox. Select one of the following:
- Same as connection - the value set for the inbound email connection will be used.
- Yes - delete the email message after reading.
- No - do not delete the email message after reading.
On Exception: by default, any error causes a halt of execution. When
Ignoreis selected, the errors will be ignored and execution will continue. Read how to configure the Flow to ignore all or specific exceptions.
Exception Mask: you can specify what errors should be ignored while still halting execution for all other errors. Enter part or all of the exception string. This field only works when the
Ignore On Exceptionoption is selected.
Execute if Error: if this option is selected, the Etlworks Integrator will send the email if there is an error. It could be useful if you want to notify someone that there is a problem with running the Flow and you would like to attach a report.