Posted On: Sep 13, 2022

Amazon Step Functions now provides a new console experience for viewing and debugging your workflow executions that makes it easier to search, filter, and root cause issues in your executions.

Amazon Step Functions is a low-code, visual workflow service that can be used to connect Amazon Web Services services and API actions to build applications using workflows. Amazon Step Functions stores a detailed history for every execution so that you can view the path of execution, audit each transaction, and debug failures.

Now, Step Functions makes it easier to navigate through the details of your workflow executions in the Amazon Web Services Console to identify issues, dive deeper into the context of a failure, and visually present information in a way that makes sense for you. You can select from three different views for your workflow execution including a navigable workflow graph, a state transition table, and a revamped events table. You can search and filter based on unique attributes such as state name and error type. Errors are now easier to root cause as the experience highlights the reason for failure in a workflow execution and you can reverse sort the execution history to see the events that led to a failure. Customers use map state to optimize the performance and efficiency of their workflows as a set of steps are run for each element of an input array. Now, you can easily navigate through each map iteration to identify its status and any errors.

The execution details page is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD.

To learn more about the execution details page, read the developer guide. Start using this new experience when viewing the execution history for an existing workflow in the Amazon Web Services Console.