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View the Uploaded File List After Uploading the Files via Screen Flow

Those flownatics who have used the OOTB file upload component know once the files are uploaded to the screen flow, that the files are not shown back to the user as a confirmation of the files uploaded. This can be achieved using OOTB flow by querying the documents, assigning the file title and extension to a text template adding it to a variable and then displaying that variable on a flow screen. 

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Run a Segment of Your After Save/After Update Record Triggered Flow at a Dynamically Scheduled Time Using Scheduled Paths

If you’ve created a time-dependent action on a workflow rule, a scheduled action in a process or a pause element in flow, now you can run part of your record-triggered after save/after update flow based on a dynamically schedule time using the new feature – scheduled paths – in Spring ’21! This new feature is… Continue reading Run a Segment of Your After Save/After Update Record Triggered Flow at a Dynamically Scheduled Time Using Scheduled Paths

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Reference Prior Value in a Before/After Update Record Triggered Flows

One of the long awaited flow features is coming in Spring ’21 — the ability to use prior value in before or after update record triggered flows. This brings us closer to be migrating our processes into flows as Flow Builder is the end state declarative automation tool. In a record triggered flow, you can… Continue reading Reference Prior Value in a Before/After Update Record Triggered Flows

Salesforce Release

Spring ’21 – Flow Enhancements

I was excited to test out these new Spring ’21 flow enhancements so I decided to share these with you sooner than my Spring ’21 Release Summary Highlights – stay tuned for that. All features apply to both Lightning and Classic, unless otherwise noted. Note: These features are not listed in any particular order. 1.Access… Continue reading Spring ’21 – Flow Enhancements

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Automate New User Creation

Here are a few lessons learned from implementing this use case: Learn how to configure a screen flow to create a new user. Learn how to determine if there are sufficient licenses in the org needed to create the new user. Ensure certain user fields are unique to prevent the user creation process from failing.… Continue reading Automate New User Creation

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Post to Chatter When Opportunity Stage Is Not Updated in Over 30 Days

This blog post is a built solution based on a post in the Salesforce Automation Trailblazer Community by  Edixon Puglisi. Edixon wanted to automatically create a Chatter post to the opportunity owner reminding them that their opportunity has had the same stage for over 30 days. The solution was posted by my friend, Michelle Hansen,… Continue reading Post to Chatter When Opportunity Stage Is Not Updated in Over 30 Days

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Winter ’21 – Introducing the Before Delete Record-Triggered Flow

In Winter 21, Salesforce introduces the Before Delete record-triggered flow. This allows you to automate changes to related records or actions prior to deleting the record. A few things to know about Before Delete flows: You cannot use a before delete flow to prevent a record from being deleted like you can with a Before… Continue reading Winter ’21 – Introducing the Before Delete Record-Triggered Flow

Salesforce Events

Northeast Dreamin’ 2020: Know When and How to Flow (& When Not To)

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at Northeast Dreamin’s Virtual Marathon 2020 along with 9 other local speakers. I presented “Know When and How to Flow (& When Not To) You know Flow Builder is a low code tool to automate your business processes. But you still don’t know which of the many available… Continue reading Northeast Dreamin’ 2020: Know When and How to Flow (& When Not To)