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Show More Information in a Flow Screen using Dynamic Record Choice

For those of you who have created Visual Flow screens with dynamic record choice, ever want to return more information than a single field from the object to distinguish a record from another? For example, if you are showing a list of contact names, the search can return multiple Jennifer Lee’s. How do you know… Continue reading Show More Information in a Flow Screen using Dynamic Record Choice

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Southeast Dreamin’ 18: Flow It! Automate Processes Using Clicks, Not Code

Thank you to all of you who attended this session at Southeast Dreamin’ 18. Wow! Standing room only! Thank you, Southeast Dreamin’ for having me. Here is the Powerpoint slideshow from my presentation at Southeast Dreamin’ 18, “Flow It! Automate Processes Using Clicks, No Code.” Start your journey into declarative programming (clicks, not code). Get… Continue reading Southeast Dreamin’ 18: Flow It! Automate Processes Using Clicks, Not Code

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The flow failed to access the value for myVariable_Field because it hasn’t been set or assigned.

[Note: This use case/solution can be implemented in both Classic and Lightning Experience.] I’d like to give a shout out to my community friend, John Lay, for being the inspiration for this blog post. He had recently reached out to me on advice on this very error in his process. Ever create a process that… Continue reading The flow failed to access the value for myVariable_Field because it hasn’t been set or assigned.

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Highlight Record Attributes Using Flow [Lightning Experience]

For one of my projects, there is a requirement that the support staff be able to specify the Contact’s status for that relationship via a picklist, such as active and inactive. There are three possible relationships a Contact can have with our company. There is another requirement by the support staff for the other relationships… Continue reading Highlight Record Attributes Using Flow [Lightning Experience]

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Build a Search Tool Using Flow

This blog post was inspired by a flow question asked by fellow MVP Toya Gatewood. This one’s for you, Toya! Here are a few lessons learned from implementing this use case: Create an interactive flow with dynamic record choice and loops. Learn how to invoke a flow and pass parameters into a flow from a custom… Continue reading Build a Search Tool Using Flow

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Excerpt from SED17 Presentation: Visual Flow Tips & Tricks

At Southeast Dreamin’ 17, I delivered a presentation called “So, You Want to Go With the Flow But Don’t Know How?” In that presentation, I reviewed 10 tips and tricks for those who are starting out with visual workflow. Here they are… 1. A flow can only perform an operation if the running user has permission to… Continue reading Excerpt from SED17 Presentation: Visual Flow Tips & Tricks

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Lightning Experience: Add Case Comments Using a Flow Screen/Embedded Flow Component

Salesforce introduced Lightning Experience (LEX) in its Winter ’16 Release. With each of its seasonal releases, Salesforce continues to release enhances to Lightning Experience and starts addressing the features gap between LEX and Classic. One of the current features gap is the ability to add case comments to a case. This was surprising to me since… Continue reading Lightning Experience: Add Case Comments Using a Flow Screen/Embedded Flow Component