How to edit or delete a trigger

Triggers saved for your workflows in your Flow account can be edited and deleted from canvas as well from the 'Settings' page. The steps to edit and delete a trigger are given below:

Step 1. Editing and deleting a trigger from canvas

1. Editing a trigger from canvas

Log in to your Flow account, and open the workflow of which trigger you wish to edit. Double click on the ‘Start’ icon (which now has the icon of the service used as a trigger). You will see the list of all triggers of your account that are associated with the service.


You will see the ‘Edit’ icon given against the trigger that is being used in the workflow. When you click on it, it will open up the trigger configuration window where you can make your changes. Once you have made the changes, click on 'Save'. 

2. Deleting a trigger from canvas

It is also possible to delete a trigger only from the workflow in which it is currently being used, and not from your Flow account. To do this, follow the instructions given below:

1. Log in to your Flow account and select the workflow from which you wish to delete the trigger. 


2. Double click on the start icon (now displaying the image of the service of which trigger you have used in the workflow). 


3. You will see the name of the trigger being used in that workflow with ‘Delete’ icon on its right hand side. Click on the ‘Delete’ icon.


4. You will be prompted to confirm if you wish to delete the trigger from the current workflow. Click on ‘Yes’. 


Once you have clicked on ‘Yes’ and saved the settings, you will be notified that the trigger has been deleted from the workflow. 

Step 2. Editing and deleting a trigger from the 'Project Configurations' page

Log in to your Flow account and navigate to the project of which trigger you want to edit/delete. 2-project-list.png

Next, click on the 'Configuration' tab and select 'Triggers'. 


You will see the list of all services along with the triggers associated with them. Locate the service of which trigger you want to edit/delete and hover over the name of the trigger you want to edit/delete.


You will see two options; 'Edit' and 'Delete'.

1. Editing a trigger

If you click on the Edit option, you will see the configuration window for that particular trigger where you can modify the trigger details. 


Once you have updated the details, click on 'Save'. This will update your trigger configuration settings.

2. Deleting the trigger

If you click on the Delete option, Flow will prompt you to confirm the action. 


Click on 'Delete' to delete the trigger. 

In case the trigger that you are trying to delete is being used in any workflow(s), you will need to remove it from the workflow(s) first before being able to delete it. In such a case, Flow will provide you the links of workflows in which it is being used. You need to simply click on those links to access the workflows from where you can remov the trigger. 

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Once you have made the changes in the workflow, and saved it, the trigger will be automatically deleted from your Flow account. 

While setting up a trigger, you also need to consider the total number of active triggers of your Flow account. Each subscription plan has a certain limit on the number of active triggers one can set. When a user reaches this limit and still needs to create/use a new trigger, he/she will have to delete one of the existing triggers from his Flow account. 

For example, a user with a trial plan can have maximum of two active triggers. If he wishes to create/use a third trigger, he will need to delete one of his existing triggers before creating a new one.