Discover Restlet Cloud cell lifecycle

Restlet Cloud cells are always in one of the states of the cell lifecycle.

The states of the lifecycle and the possible transitions are shown in the diagram below.

cell lifecycle

Draft

This is the initial state.

Major modifications to the cell are allowed.

Published

The Published state is used to specify that a cell is in a stable state and is ready to be used by end users or imported by other cell s.

A Published cell cannot undergo structural modifications or be deleted as this could break clients or other cell s using it.

If a Published Data Store is imported by a Published web API, then the Data Store cannot be reverted to Draft state while the API remains Published.

Deprecated

The Deprecated state is used to specify that a cell will not be supported in the near future, and should no longer be used.

A Deprecated cell cannot undergo structural modifications or be deleted as this could break clients or other cell s using it.

If a Deprecated Data Store is imported by a Published web API, it cannot be reverted to Draft state while the API remains Published.

Archived

Archived state is only used for storage of cells that are no longer used. If you do not wish to delete your cell, you can archive it.

Deleted

Once a cell is deleted, it no longer exists in any dashboards and is no longer reachable.

Note: Data stores (Entity Stores, Files Stores and Wrappers) are excluded from the cell lifecyle process i.e. they cannot be published, versioned, etc.