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Robin Papa

03/05/2021, 11:37 AM
Hi all, I'm Robin, an operations manager in the seafood logistics business. I was actually looking for a business process engine framework, but Prefect looks so easy to work with. So I'm approaching Prefect from a business process viewpoint. I hope I'm able to: ā€¢ use Prefect as a workflow engine where I can retrieve by API what the next task in the flow is ā€¢ integrate conditional business logic to define what the next task in the flow should be ā€¢ step by step automate each task (which is more likely Prefect's use case) So, I'm trying to build the backend to make our business futureproof, even though now Prefect does not match the current use case of business processes flows that well. It's used for data flows right? But everything is data nowadays šŸ˜‰. Curious to hear your ideas about this! I'll do some more experiments.
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Amanda Wee

03/05/2021, 12:10 PM
Welcome! For the conditional logic, you could look into the
case
,
switch
, and
ifelse
tasks: https://docs.prefect.io/api/latest/tasks/control_flow.html
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nicholas

03/05/2021, 1:47 PM
Hi @Robin Papa - welcome to Prefect! It sounds like Prefect will likely work for your use case but let us know over in #prefect-community if you run into trouble šŸ™‚
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Robin Papa

03/05/2021, 2:02 PM
Thanks so much Amanda and Nicholas!
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Dylan

03/05/2021, 4:32 PM
Welcome Robin!