Select Custom Colors for Wires?


#1

Hello,

I would like to submit a feature request to have the ability to edit the color and/or texture (dotted, dashed, etc...) of the "wires" that connect each node.

Occasionally on a flow there are wires that cross underneath a few nodes and I would like to distinguish easily at a glance if the wire "belongs" to that group or if it is just passing beneath.

Thank you for your consideration,
Kris


#2

The best approach right now is to make good use of the link nodes.

These let you really simplify complex feedback loops and access to common end points.

As in this case for example:


#3

Hi @topkoa , thanks for the suggestion.

As it currently stands, the flow file format does not provide a way for wires to have any sort of property - they are simply an indication that two nodes are linked.

There have been various suggestions over time for things that could be done if wires had properties, but none of them has been compelling enough to justify the disruption a fundamental change to the flow file format would bring.

So at this time, it isn't something we'd consider. But I do expect at some point in the future we'll properly explore adding properties to the wires at which point this idea could be considered.

Thanks!


#4

Thank you for the detailed response. And the alternative suggestion to use Link nodes. Much Appreciated!