Grouping subflows - renaming category

#1

Hi
I have 5 subflows, i want to group them in various categories , say. 2 in one group and other 3 in another group, i noticed that we can use categorize option, is there a way to rename the created category ?

#2

Hi @mvidhya86

you cannot rename the category directly, but you can move the subflows to the category with the name you do want and Node-RED will forget about the old category when you deploy and reload the editor.

#3

Thanks, and how do i remove an already created category - i currently don't see any direct option...

#4

That is exactly what I answered. If the category has no nodes in it, the editor will forget about it when you next reload. There is no option to remove an empty category directly.

#5

Yes, i use this option and it works. Do i have an option to order it in the way i need? for e.g. i created a category with 2 sub flows - i want this to appear first in the palette ...

#6

You can edit the category list order in your settings.js file... any with nothing in will not show so you can add some in anticipation they will exist at a later date.

#7

thanks, i noticed some issues if i name the category in capital letters, nevertheless i renamed to have all lower cases and it works. is there a way to provide unique color for the sub flows which belong to a specific category ?

#8

Not currently - no. You can set the name and Icon. So the colour is the only thing left for a means for people to quickly understand what it is they are looking at when "reading" a flow. IE work out what is a subflow (in this example).

If and when eventually the nodegen project support converting subflows into installable nodes - then you would be able to set the colour - as you can for any other fully custom node.