Integrating Eventarc and WorkflowsIntegrating Eventarc and Workflows Developer Advocate

One limitation of Eventarc is that it currently only supports Cloud Run as targets. This will change in the future with more supported event targets. It’d be nice to have a future Eventarc trigger to route events from different sources to Workflows directly. 

In absence of such a Workflows enabled trigger today, you need to do a little bit of work to connect Eventarc to Workflows. Specifically, you need to use a Cloud Run service as a proxy in the middle to execute the workflow. 

Let’s take a look at a couple of concrete examples.

Eventarc Pub/Sub + Workflows integration

In the first example, imagine you want a Pub/Sub message to trigger a workflow. 

Define and deploy a workflow

First, define a workflow that you want to execute. Here’s a sample workflows.yaml that simply decodes and logs the Pub/Sub message body: