New Enhancements to the recordDetailFlowScreenComponent

Right out of the blocks, this was a great new component for your Flows. In reading through some of the comments, I saw a need to add a few enhancements to the basic component. Since there was an Edit mode being offered, I added a Cancel button so the user could reset the fields if they decided not to proceed with the changes.

I also added an option to support Flow navigation on both Record Save and on Cancel. To make it easier for Admins to understand and use this new component, I updated the attribute labels to be more descriptive as well as adding Help Text for each attribute.

Spring ’20 Release Readiness Live – Admin Preview with Flow Builder and External Services

This release’s admin broadcast includes not just a survey of Flow Builder improvements by product manager Shannon Hale but also a demonstration of Slack integration with Flow via an Enhanced External Service, presented by External Service product manager Liz Skaates. Check it out!

Spring ’20 Release Readiness Live – Developer Broadcast with Dynamic SObject Demo

The Developer Broadcast includes a section presented by Developer Evangelist Anny He that goes deep on creating a collection processor. Check it out!

Spring ’20 Flow “Release Readiness Live” Broadcast

This is the big one. Nearly 90 minutes of intensive Flow content, straight from product management. Check it out!

QuickChoice Update: Now with Column Width Control, Plus Bug Fixes

You can now pass in a number of pixels (default is 320) in the attribute “style_width” to set the width of the control.

Problem preventing Get Layouts action from working in non-debug environments have been fixed.

“ObjectAndFieldName” attribute has been removed to simplify the interface, which still has an Object Name and a Field Name for use specifying picklist fields to use as choice inputs. (Note that you may need to remove the quick choice component from existing flows in order to install this version. We’ll try not to mess with the interface, moving forward.)

Learn more about QuickChoice.

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Flow and File Upload

Documentation

Salesforce makes a File Upload screen component available. It’s documented here. This component requires a recordId and associates the uploaded files with that record. It can accept multiple files and returns a collection of ids representing the uploaded file. These ID’s are of the type Content Document (Note that this is different from the older ‘Attachment’ Object Type).

More detail on the different ways files can be used in Flow is available here.

Articles

David Litton: The Lowdown on Uploading a File inside a Flow

Automation Champion:Enhance Productivity by Uploading Files Directly from a Flow!)

Using Before-Save Flow and Custom Metadata Type to Update a Region​ Field

Salesforce Spring ’20 Release brings us a powerful enhancement – Flow Builder before-save updates.

In the following article, Gidi Abramovich demonstrates how to use this feature to update a Region field.

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ProfessorFlow.com: A new Flow Blog with Datatable Mods and Visual Picklists

Chris Van Der Merwe has launched a promising new Flow Blog this week, starting out with an article explaining how to mod Eric Smith’s Datatable component for orgs where permissions limitations prevent the standard version from working. He has followed it up with a streamlined Visual Picklist component that automatically transitions to the next page as soon as the button is clicked.

Jessie Rymph Updates 10,000 Records With A Single Flow and One of the New Collection Processors

Check out Jessie’s exploration of the limits frontier as she puts the new Map Collection action through its paces.