The DateMatcher action lets you achieve more precise scheduling of your Schedule-triggered Flows, enabling you to run Flows that activate on ‘the third Wednesday each month’ or the ‘the 23rd of August, each year’. Here’s how you configure it: Note the use of a Custom Property Editor. The action compares the current date/time to the […]
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This Post was most recently updated on: 7/9/21Current Version: 1.2.1Thanks to Derek Camp from GearsCRM we can now pass the recordId to the Flow Suppose you have a screen flow that you want to automatically launch whenever you’re on a record page and the record changes. Most likely, this will be because you just edited the record. […]
Some actions and screen components have input attributes of type SObject or SObject. When configuring an instance of one of these, you need to provide a concrete type in order to save the flow successfully. The standard property editor does this by providing automatically generated mapping UI: As the developer of a custom property editor, […]
Salesforce provides a Platform Cache that can serve as a temporary storage device for your data. One use of this is when you want to store some data with one flow and retrieve it with another. However, caches are intended only for data that doesn’t need to sit around for long. They’re not intended to […]
The lightning:flow component is commonly inserted into aura components to enable screen flows to run when those components are rendered. What if you want to insert a flow into your own LWC component?If you’re building an LWC, you can’t currently just invoke lightning:flow because it has not yet become available in an LWC version (and […]
Jack Pond has added major improvements to email sending via Flow with Send Better Email – Flow Action. This action replaces all previous rich/html Flow actions. Most notably, the new action features a custom property editor, providing easier configuration: Jack has also added new support for Salesforce’s Mass Email sending service. This substantially increases the […]
I’m very pleased to again be able to share information about imminent new Flow functionality! This is a particularly strong release, possibly a match for the already-legendary Winter ’20 release. Preview Orgs can be obtained to try out this functionality. Flow Canvas ‘Autolayout Mode’ Flow Builder now provides a canvas option called Autolayout that automatically […]
This file viewer takes a ContentDocumentId as an input and is based on the fileCard base component. Check it out!
Access the document More information on Custom Property Editors is available in the Flow Wiki
I recently made a big learning about the difference between managed and unlocked/unmanaged packages: when a user tries to install an unlocked package, all of the tests are run, but when a user tries to install a managed package, the tests are not run. This prevents managed package tests from interfering with validation rules on […]