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Learn MOAR in Spring ’22 with Flow Enhancements

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Follow and complete a Learn MOAR Spring ’22 trailmix for admins or developers by March 31, 2022, 11:59 pm PT to earn a special community badge and enter for a chance to win one of five $200 USD Salesforce Certification vouchers. Restrictions apply. Learn how to participate and review the Official Rules by visiting the Trailhead Quests page.

Flow features to get excited about

The Automation team continues to deliver Flow features admins can be excited about. In this blog post, we highlight the top five features the #Flownation should be aware of in the Spring ’22 Release.

Note that there are a few features on here designated as beta. These features are rolled out publicly for testing. Beta features usually are given limited support, as they are not yet fully functional or finished features, so we recommend getting hands-on with these features in a sandbox.

Enjoy!

See all your record-triggered automation in one view with Flow Trigger Explorer

View your object record-triggered flows and orchestrations in one place where you can see the flow versions and take actions to either activate or deactivate flows. Access this option from the main Flow setup screen or from within a record-triggered flow. In Flow Trigger Explorer, you’ll see all record-triggered flows or orchestrations using Fast Field Updates, Actions, and Related Records and ones that Run Asynchronously.

Accessing the Flow Trigger Explorer.

Control the order your record-triggered flows execute—no more mega flows

Now you can control the order your record-triggered flows fire with individual record-triggered flows. You don’t need to create and maintain massive record-triggered flows with subflows anymore.

Via the Advanced Properties, you can set the Trigger Order of your record-triggered flow from 1 to 2,000. Any non-ordered flows will run as they currently do between 1,000 and 1,001.

Note: To avoid the need to reorder every time you create a new record-triggered flow, we recommend that you space out the numbering order by 10s or 100s (for example, 10/20/30 or 100/200/300).

Trigger Order field in the flow properties.

Migrate workflow rules to Flow using this tool (now in beta)

If you haven’t already heard, Salesforce announced that we’re moving toward one declarative automation tool (Flow Builder) and will eventually retire Workflow Rules and Process Builder.

In Spring ’22, you can now migrate your existing workflow rules (WFRs) to a record-triggered flow in one click! The migration tool will also optimize the same record field updates by upgrading them to a before save flow, which is more performant. Once the migration is complete, you can view the inactive record-triggered flow in Flow Builder or deactivate the WFR and activate the record-triggered flow in one click.

Get more details here.

The migration of a workflow rule to a record-triggered flow.

Introducing Collection Filter, the newest Flow element in town

There’s a new way for admins to find and filter records in a collection. You can now specify the record criteria or create a formula to further filter the records in an existing record collection without looping through a set of records within a collection.

In this example, we queried for cupcake orders associated with a customer. We now want to further filter that record collection to records that are a large cupcake order (more than five cupcakes), and the desired pick-up date is 5 or more days from now without needing to do another query or looping.

The Collection Filter, a new Flow element.

Open subflows directly in auto-layout

In auto-layout mode, you now have quick access to your subflows. You can open a subflow directly from the Builder canvas.

Opening a subflow from the Builder canvas.

Want to hear Automation Project Managers talk about these enhancements and MOAR live, complete with demos? Be sure to tune into the Release Readiness Live Admin Preview on February 4, which will cover some of these highlights. Many more highlights will be covered in the Einstein Automate Release Readiness Live on February 9. Join us and ask questions live. And be sure to check out the Learn MOAR Spring ’22 for Admins Trailmix and follow along on the blog this week for more Learn MOAR!

Flownatics, what’s YOUR favorite Spring ’22 Flow-hancement? Please share with us on Twitter @SalesforceAdmns using #AwesomeAdmin.

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