my aim is to create an automated workflow documentation. Therefore, it would be nice to have all the node IDs of the workflow in a table in the EXACT order they are executed, together with the “custom description”. I can isolate the “custom description” from the settings.xml file and the node IDs from the knime.workflow and/or Workflow Summary using the XPath node but I failed to isolate the exact sequence of the nodes as they are executed in the workflow. I also tried the “Timer Info” node the same (even after sorting for execution time). A similar question was posted in the forum: Get the whole workflow flow information - #2 by Ema and How to write a documentation for a KNIME workflow? - #9 by Patrick1974
So my question…
Is there a way to isolate node IDs/Labels in the exact sequence of executed nodes of a workflow? E.g.:
Node 1 (executed) → Node 2(branch - exectuded) → Node 3 (not executed) → Node 4 (executed)
|Node Id||Node Name||Description|
|Node 1||Excel Reader||qrwqeqwe|
|Node 2||If Switch||wqegesrz|
|Node 4||Column Filter||qeqwewqe|
The problem might be associated with the fact that my workflow is quite big with several branches and the node “composition” has changed over time.
The workflow “Interactive Workflow Metadata exploration” here (Interactive Workflow Metadata exploration – KNIME Hub) is pretty close … But still I cannot get the correct order displayed in the interactive table.
I read that there is more information provided when using the KNIME server (Compliance and Explainability with Metadata Mapping | KNIME) and Workflow summary (incl. automation) but for now I work on a local machine.
Would be nice if someone could help me out.
Many thanks in advance.