Glossary



TermDescription

Workflows

Workflows are graphical scripts which allow users to automate complex tasks with ease. The scripts are made up of blocks called Action Blocks, which can be dragged into place and are configured for integrations. For more information, see the workflows page.
Roles

Roles are defined for each user dictating what actions they are allowed to take in your particular instance of Pliant.

Jobs

Jobs are Workflows scheduled to run automatically. They are available for view and edit in the "Jobs" tab at the top of the page.

Dashboard

The Dashboard is the first view upon entering the platform. It is also accessible via the "Dashboard" tab.

Logs

Past executed workflows are logged in Logs. This also tells whether the workflow executed successfully or if the workflow failed in execution.

Filter

Filtering allows users to easily parse through and find a particular workflow or job. Users can "Search" for the name of a particular Job or Workflow instead of parsing through several pages to find and edit one.

Permissions

Permissions dictate the actions a user is allowed to take e.g. what workflows they may execute, which blocks are enabled, etc.

Folder

Folders enable users to group workflows together on the platform.

Users

A User is assigned a username, first name, last name, and a password. They may use their credentials to log into your pliant instance. Users have roles which determine what they shall be allowed to do within their Pliant instance. Users also have a specific timeout period, and when reached, will be be required to log in once again for security.

Successful Log EntryA log entry generated after a workflow executes successfully. These successful workflow executions will have a checkmark (✓) in the first column titled "Success" on the "Logs" tab.
Failed Log EntryA log entry generated after a workflow fails in execution. These failed workflow executions will have an "X" in the first column titled "Success" on the "Logs" tab.
Workflow Actions

Workflow actions are different actions one can perform on a workflow by clicking the three vertical dots under the "actions" column of the workflows tab on the row of a workflow, NOT a folder. From here, one can Open (invoke editor view), start (execute), export (download), clone (copy), rename, or delete a workflow.

Folder ActionsFolder actions are different actions one can perform on a folder by clicking the three vertical dots under the "actions" column of the workflows tab on the row of a folder, NOT a workflow. From here, one can open a folder to view its contents (child folders and workflows), export (download the folder), or delete the folder.
Jobs ActionsJob Actions are available by clicking the three vertical dots under the "actions" column of the jobs tab. From here, one can edit a job or delete a job. Creating a job is accomplished by clicking "+ Create" towards the top right of the page.
Job StateThe "State" column from within the Jobs tab allows users to enable or disable jobs. A job switched toward the "Enabled" position will run, while a job switched away from the "Enabled" position will not run.
Actions BlocksWorkflows are made up of Action Blocks, which are blocks users can click and drag into place to build a workflow. From the workflow editor screen (accessible by either clicking on an existing workflow or creating a new workflow), actions blocks are displayed at the right of the page. Actions blocks for many different purposes and integrations are available.
IntegrationsIntegrations are functionalities provided by users of the Pliant system in the form of action blocks. Users can utilize these integrations and API's by dragging by building workflows from action blocks.