Entries by Alex Edelstein

The Official Lookup Component

Flow now has a Lookup Component. This component includes type-ahead search, and a list of recently chosen records. Here are the input parameters that you can pass in to it: You configure it by pointing it at an existing Lookup field using the Object API Name and Field API Name fields. If you want to […]

Winter ’20 Flow Preview!

I’m pleased to report on the great things the Flow team has built over the Summer. These Flow Previews have become my favorite blogs to write because there are so many goodies to disclose. If you want to try these out immediately, get a free preview org. Scheduled Flows It’s now possible to schedule Flows […]

Flow Action: Get Picklist Values

In my spare time I’m experimentally rebuilding Approval Processes on top of Flow and I recently had a need for a way in Flow to retrieve a set of picklist values that I could then work with. So I built a simple Flow Action to enable all flow designers to do this without code. It’s […]

Scaling to Thousands of Screens with Lightning Flow

In the common diagnostic use case, you have a tree structure of information and you work your way through the tree, gathering information and using it to determine the next diagnostic question. This is useful for important and distinctive use cases like troubleshooting and coming up with a good offer. Here’s an example: Now, you […]

Hosting Components on UnofficialSF

When we learn about a good component, we seek to: create a page for it on unofficialsf. This can either be a Post or a Page. make sure the install instructions on that page provide links to unmanaged and managed packages. Managed packages can be important if there are collisions between support files. For example, […]