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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 Flow Builder, at the time of configuration, it was rebuilt from scratch as a Lightning Web Component. Now Datatable has been reimagined again with the addition of a Custom Property Editor that’s used by the Flow Builder whenever a Datatable is added to a Flow Screen.

Custom Property Editors allow a developer to bypass the standard basic list of all component attributes in the Flow Builder and replace it with a Lightning Web Component that can present a logical and formatted interface for the user to configure the component. The CPE developed for the Datatable component takes this even further by including a button that launches a separate Flow that displays a special Datatable the user can interact with to configure their Datatable. I like to refer to this as my Custom Column Configuration Wizard.

Once installed, this component will appear as Datatable in the Flow Builder. DatatableV2 will still work with your existing Flows and can coexist with the new Datatable.

Here are a few examples showing how to build a Flow with a Datatable, how to configure the Datatable using the Custom Property Editor and how a user can interact with a Datatable. For complete documentation, visit the Datatable page.


Build a Flow with a Datatable

https://unofficialsf.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Build.mp4

Configure a Datatable with the Custom Property Editor

https://unofficialsf.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Configure.mp4

Interact with a Datatable

https://unofficialsf.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Interact.mp4
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