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Let’s Get With The Flow – Loop Basics

Ever have an automation use case where you need to take a collection of records and do something with them? The only declarative (clicks, not code) automation tool that can stand up to the task is Flow Builder. As someone who identifies with an Admin, I have to admit, it took me a while to… Continue reading Let’s Get With The Flow – Loop Basics

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Run Flows on Record Changes (Before Save Updates)

Spring 20 brings a cool new feature for declarative developers. We can now build before save update flows that are triggered by record creation or updates. This flow type is 10x faster than a record change executed by process builder. Changes will be made to the new or existing record (not any related records) before… Continue reading Run Flows on Record Changes (Before Save Updates)

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Update Multiple Contacts Associated to a Task

This blog post is in response to an inquiry from Ryan Scheibert. Thank you, Ryan. Activities are different beast in Salesforce. There is the Task and Event object. Then, there is a junction object called Task Relation or Event Relation, respectively, which holds the primary contact on the task or event and all the other… Continue reading Update Multiple Contacts Associated to a Task

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Look It Up in a Flow Screen

(Note: This blog posts only covers how you configure a lookup component for use in a screen flow and how to reference the lookup value selected by the user, and not all the steps to complete the flow.) With Winter ’20, Salesforce introduced a standard lookup component for use in a screen flow. Now, you can… Continue reading Look It Up in a Flow Screen

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Using Dependent Picklists in Screen Flows

(Note: This blog posts only covers how you configure a dependent picklist for use in a screen flow and how to reference the picklist values selected by the user, and not all the steps to complete the flow.) With Winter ’20, Salesforce introduced a standard dependent picklist component for use in a screen flow. Now, depending… Continue reading Using Dependent Picklists in Screen Flows

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Schedule a Flow

In the Winter ’20 release, Salesforce introduces scheduled flows. Now, you can schedule flows to run create scheduled batch jobs declaratively, specifying when the date/time the flow will run and the frequency of the scheduled flow (once, daily, weekly and monthly) and provide additional filter conditions for the records. Here are some things to note… Continue reading Schedule a Flow

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Flow Screen: This error occurred: MIXED_DML_OPERATION

So, you built a flow that you think will work wonderfully just to get the following error when you run debug on your flow: “This error occurred: MIXED_DML_OPERATION: DML operation on setup object is not permitted after you have updated a non-setup object (or vice versa): Account, original object: User.” Bummer. But you need this… Continue reading Flow Screen: This error occurred: MIXED_DML_OPERATION