Lightning Flows in Salesforce

Introduction in Lightning Flows in Salesforce

What is Flow Builder ?

Lightning Flow is the product inside salesforce to automate complex business processes.

Lightning Flow provides two tools Process Builder and Flow Builder.

Process Buidler is used to create processes.

Flow Buidler is used to create Flows.

When to use Flows?

If you want to automate a guided visual experience.

If you want to build more complex functionality as comapared to process buidler.

If your team does not have enough developers, flows could be alternative to write an apex code. Time and efforts to write a flow is much lesser than apex code.

Advantages of Flows

Flow builder provides a visual debugging interface whic makes troubleshooting smoother.

If you are delivering for a client team, flows are easier to maintain by providing an interface for admins to make changes easier in longer term.

If your team does not have enough developers, flows could be alternative to write an apex code. Time and efforts to write a flow is much lesser than apex code.

Flows interviews automatically bulkify the actions.

Flow Elements:

User Interface:

Screen Elements

Action

Subflows

Logic Elements:

Assignment

Decision

Loop

Pause

Data Elements:

Create Records

Update Records

Get Records

Delete Records

Resources in Flow Buidler

Variables

Constants

Formula

Text Template

Choice

Record Choice Sets

Picklist Choice sets

Stage

Lets look in to below video to actually go into flow builder and explore these things:

Let me know incase of any doubts or questions in comments section of video.

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