Hi! 🙂 Imagine, as a developer, you've a use case where you're developing a custom modal LWC component and you'd like to make it flexible so that you can easily adjust the height of the modal. One (and relatively the easier) way of doing this is by using in-line CSS, and here's how it will … Continue reading How to dynamically set custom CSS properties in LWC?
Very recently, one of my fellow #flownatic friend, Andy, shared a tweet about scheduled flows which led to some interesting suggestions on the thread. https://twitter.com/enginutkan/status/1413922984188948491 The question here is which approach should you be taking, left or right? Take a moment to think about it! Which one did you pick? So the ideal approach here … Continue reading Scheduled Flows: How do they work?
Did you know you can customize the pre-chat form in the Embedded Service Chat? Well I certainly did not until I came across lightning:base-prechat base component, handy stuff I must say. I recently had a use case where the customer wanted to hide the pre-chat form on the chat bot which seems very easy, however, … Continue reading Customize Pre-Chat in Embedded Service Chat
Hi! 😀 The OOTB functionality in Lightning Flow Builder doesn't allow us to upsert records. Typically, you will not finding yourself using this action much. However, if use flows to integrate data with external systems or have an external system calling your flows via REST API, this action can prove to be useful as it … Continue reading Flow Apex Action: Upsert Records
This one has been on my drafts list since a very long time and I'm glad it's finally out! Timing is a bit off though since Jack Pond also introduced his own version of something similar on Unofficialsf.com. Webhook2Flow framework is a very light weight set up that will allow you to receive and handle … Continue reading Webhook2Flow Framework
To handle complex validations, for a long long time, we have been using Apex(mostly) and that's only because there was no better substitute. However, with the introduction of Before save flows and the addition of sweet error handling and surfacing(last to last release I guess) you can get rid of lot of Apex(mostly, before create … Continue reading Before Save flows and Validation Rules
I recently had the fortune of featuring and collaborating with one of the most amazing folks, Kevin Poorman on one of the most viewed Salesforce channel, Salesforce Developers, on YouTube. It was about trying to integrate Salesforce with Twilio API to send text messages using 2 different options; Apex and External Services, kinda like a … Continue reading Salesforce Developers CodeLive: Dueling Integrations
Hola! 😀 Have you come across a use case where you wanted to display/share some images(or other file types), stored as Salesforce Files, outside of Salesforce? Salesforce lets you handle this very effectively using the Content Delivery object; API Name: ContentDistribution. To expose a file publicly, you can simply create a record on ContentDistribution object … Continue reading Generating Public URL for Salesforce Files
This summer, let it Flow, seriously! Because there is a lot of Flow goodness coming your way!And this article is a small sneak peak of what's to come in Summer '21 for flows. Let's start with a couple of my favourites! 1. Is Changed is FINALLY here for record triggered flows! If you're a #flownatic … Continue reading Summer ’21 Sneak Peek for Flows!
Hi, there! 🙋♂️ Launching flows via URL is generally not preferred mostly because of all the limitations associated with for example, unpleasant UI, requires enabling Lightning runtime, redirection limitations, limited(almost none) usability of custom lightning flow actions etc. Note: Enabling Lightning runtime doesn't change the context(or host) to lightning. AFAIK, there is no official doc … Continue reading Run URL launched flows in Lightning Context