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Which is more efficient: one flow or multiple flows?

rickydazla
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Hi there! I have a question about efficiency... If I have some logical conditions and actions that could either be split into one or multiple Flows, which would be preferred, from a platform perspective (more efficient, less prone to errors...)?

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AnthonyKentris
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33 15 16

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Hi @rickydazla,

 

Thanks for the question - it's a great one! It's recommended to have multiple related conditions in one workflow using a decision tree (if no, continue to the next condition). This is because if there are multiple separate workflows with the same trigger and conditions (or similar conditions), they will execute at different times and also could overwrite the actions of a previous one.

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AnthonyKentris
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33 15 16

This is an accepted solution.

Hi @rickydazla,

 

Thanks for the question - it's a great one! It's recommended to have multiple related conditions in one workflow using a decision tree (if no, continue to the next condition). This is because if there are multiple separate workflows with the same trigger and conditions (or similar conditions), they will execute at different times and also could overwrite the actions of a previous one.

Anthony // Product Marketing Manager @ Shopify
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Godduz
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Great answer! I figured as much, so i have packed a lot (i mean a lot) of actions and conditions using one trigger. So how big can your tree go before it becomes too big? Any limitations?

paul_n
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It will handle around 100 actions without much problem, but beyond that and it may be slower to load. 

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Godduz
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I see. Thanks Paul