Entries by Eric Smith

Mergician – Make Unnecessary Formula Fields Disappear!

Here’s a great new Flow Action from the team at Gears Design. Use the Mergician app with Salesforce Flow to quickly and easily create custom copy for chatter posts, custom notifications & emails – or any other scenario where you need to leverage Salesforce’s merge field syntax in Flow.  Ever tried to use default Flow […]

Checkbox Component for Custom Property Editors

Created by Eric Smith – February 2021 This Post was most recently updated on: 2/17/21 ABOUT The fsc_flowCheckbox component is designed to be used in a Custom Property Editor. There is an undesired behavior when using a standard lightning-input with a type of checkbox in a Custom Property Editor. If a checkbox is checked in the CPE and […]

IsChanged and Triggered Flows

Jodie Miners has written another excellent review covering some new Flow features in the Spring 21 release. This time she explains how to use the Prior Value feature in triggered Flows. Read the full post here.

Formula Fields and Triggered Flows

Jodie Miners has written about all the ways Formula fields can be referenced in Triggered Flows in the Spring ’21 release. As of Spring ’21 sandbox testing: Formulas CAN be used in trigger conditions on before save flow triggers Formulas CAN be used in trigger conditions in after save flow triggers Formulas CAN be used […]

Icon Picker for Flow Screens and Custom Property Editors

Icon Picker for Flow Screens and Custom Property Editors Components like Datatable allow the user to select a Salesforce Icon from the Lightning Design System but up until now you had to know the exact name and formatting for the icon. Examples: standard:account or utility:color_swatch With the new fsc_pickIcon component, you can add a visual […]

Datatable Now Includes a Custom Property Editor

See this in action during DreamTX! Flow Builder Demos 12/17 (1PM, 2PM, 3PM Eastern Time) The Datatable Flow Screen Component has come a long ways from the original Aura component that included separate attributes for 10 different Salesforce objects in a single component. Once Salesforce supported the ability to pick the desired Object in the […]

Check out these Flow Use Cases and Scenarios

Vibhor Goel has been publishing some great blog posts for quite some time on Accidental Coder. Recently he published a list recapping some wonderful flow use cases and scenarios he has written about in the past. Check out the complete list here: Salesforce Flows : Flow Use Cases and Scenarios

Lookup now supports multi-level dependencies

A Salesforce team in Great Britain reached out to me recently with an interesting use case for the unofficialsf.com Lookup component. Back in 2018, I enhanced the original Lookup component to support Parent/Child lookups.  This type of dependent lookup allowed admins to create Flows that could request related information on a single screen rather than […]