Welcome in Salesforce flow tutorial. This training will get you up and running in Salesforce Flows from scratch and will turn you into a Flow master. There are many different automation options when it comes to Salesforce, but none are quit as powerful as Salesforce Flow. In this session we will learn about what is flow builder and types of flow builders.
What is flow builder in Salesforce
Flow is an automation tool provided by Salesforce which can be used to perform various tasks like, Sending an Email, Posting a chatter, Sending the custom Notifications & etc. Flow is the most powerful automation tool provided by Salesforce. It can be trigger for record insert, update and record delete and it can be run for both after and before events.
Types of flows in Salesforce
Currently we have following types of Flows in Salesforce.
Screen Flow: With Screen Flow you can create a custom UI (user interface) and guide users through a business process that can be launched from Lightning Pages, Experience Cloud (previously known as Community Cloud), quick actions and more.
Record-Triggered Flow: This Flow launches when is record is created, updated, or deleted. So far, we have used Apex triggers for these automations some of which can now be done using Flows.
Scheduled-Triggered Flow: This flow launches at the specified time and frequency for each record in a batch. Traditionally we have met this kind of requirement using Apex batch jobs.
Platform Event Flow: Launches when a platform event message is received. For example, you can pump the data from external system in Platform Events and then use Flows to split and save the records in different objects.
Auto launched Flow: Launches when invoked by Apex, Process Builder or even REST API
Lightning Flow : Includes tools for building, managing and running flow and processes.
Flow Builder : Point and click tool for builder flows
Flow : Application that automates business processes by collecting data and doing something in Salesforce or external System
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