Salesforce Flows – 25 Features Introduced in Spring ’22 Release

Salesforce Flows – 25 Features Introduced in Spring ’22 Release

Salesforce prides itself on innovation and launches hundreds of updated features and enhancements every 3 years. With Salesforce Flows- Spring ’22 features, you’ll be able to reach your goals and work smarter with seamless experiences for your customers and employees.

Salesforce releases updates regularly to improve the efficiency, functionality, reliability, and accessibility of its services. You can find a list of the available updates that may be needed in your organization on the Release Upgrades page. Many release changes have an impact on the existing customizations. In this post, you will discover the top 25 salesforce flow features released in Spring’22.

Salesforce Flows – 25 Features Introduced in Spring ’22 Release

Here is the list of 25 new Salesforce Flow features which can improve Salesforce ROI :

  1. In the spring of ’22 update, Auto-Layout will be GA 

Auto-layout makes it easy to create flow and align components. Elements on canvas are automatically spaced, linked, and aligned, reducing your time and maintaining your canvas nicely organized. Flows’ canvas style is also now set as auto-layout. Users’ templates may now be opened in auto-layout mode as well.


  1. Flow Trigger Explorer

Flow Trigger Explorer

A newly added tool that is more graphical and dynamic than that of the Flows list, allows you to view it and maintain existing record-triggered flow. The Explorer displays all the flows connected with a certain object and is also executed whenever a new record is generated, changed, or removed. You can easily view all of the processes that are initiated to execute when a new case entry is generated.


  1. Translate and Customize Button Labels

Translate and Customize Button Labels

In Flow the Builder, you can change the label wording for the Pause, Next, Previous, and Finish buttons. You can also give text for button labels in different languages. You may tell a user which one to allow when they click on the button using customizable screen navigation choices. 


  1. Generate choice options from Record Items

Generate choice options from Record Items

Using existing records from salesforce flow, you can create collection-based options. Collections choice sets eliminate any need to repeat the outputs of the Get Records component, element, or action.


  1. Filter Components in a Collections Using  New Element

Filter Components in a Collections Using  New Element

In salesforce Flow Builder, users can now filter unwanted data from existing collections. To select a collection and create conditions, use the Collections Filter element. So when the flow is executed, the element returns a collection containing just the objects that fulfill those constraints, keeping the original collection unchanged.


  1. Add a More Field Directories in Flow Screens

You may now immediately add phone, email, and picklist data to the flow screens by using record areas. Both controlling & dependent list elements should be on the same window for dependent drop-down list fields.


  1. Set the Run Order for Record-Triggered Flows

The trigger order value can be used to decide whether a save flow should run before or after another save flow with the same objects. Explicitly set one flow to operate pre or post another. Sequence your processes to guarantee consistency while avoiding unnecessarily complicated flows, allowing you to separate automating by groups or logic owners.


  1. Establish Flows Using Your Screen Reader and Keyboard

You may now build and change flows and displays only using the keyboard thanks to new accessibility features. Screen readers may now explain items inside a canvas and also their relative locations to one another.


  1. Navigate to Auto-Layout Panel and choose Subflows


Do you want to examine or modify a previously referred flow? Subflows may be accessed directly from the panel in auto-layout. To access a referred flow, first, choose the subflow component and then select Open References Flow.


  1. Integrate For-Each Loop Components to Elements Outside the Loop

You can use Go To connectors for each loop to link to components outside the loop in layout. Except for End elements, utilize the Go To connector to link flow components across the process.


  1. Extend the Use of Terminated Paths for Auto-Layout

Paths inside a loop will now be terminated in auto-layout. The flow with a closed path inside a loop can be converted from seamless into auto-layout.


  1. Monitor Flows in Browsing Tabs

The name & version of a flow already appears in the browser tab titles, allowing users to quickly check your workspace for your flow.


  1. Use Shortcuts for Adding Regularly Used Components into Record-Triggered Flows

You may now get your most commonly used elements from Add Element menu settings on the top bar. Add a preset Update Data element that changes fields on generating records or even an action that sends messages via email to alert when you establish your record-triggered flow. With auto-layout mode, shortcuts are only accessible to record-triggered flows.

  1. Multicolumn Screens Have Replaced 2-Column Flow Layouts

2-column formats are no longer supported as of Winter ’23.  Not to worry, no data will be lost, because Salesforce has a far better layout choice for you. By increasing your flow screens to use Section components now, you can prepare for this change in the future. Its Section component allows you to arrange screen components and record fields up to 4 columns straight on the screens.


  1. Dynamic Screens Components Are Now Available in Flows

Cut down the number of windows a user must go through by designing a flowing screen with bespoke screen elements that adapt to changes on the same screen. 


  1. Switch into Flow Tool

You can convert Workflows Regulations to Flows by using the Migration into Flow Tool.  There’s a lot to do, so, ready to use Flow Builder, the vision of less code automation. Use the Migration into Flow feature to convert your flow guidelines into workflows. This will be done by the workflow builder.


  1. Improvements to the flow and process run-times in API version 54.0

Upgrades will only affect processes and flows that operate on API 54.0 or later. Whenever you want, you can test and implement run-time behavior changes for particular flows & processes through versioned updates. 


Modify the flow edition attributes in Flow Designer to change a flow’s managed API version. In Process Designer, you can change an application’s run-time Interface version by adjusting its attributes.


  1. Modifications to Flow Screens Components

Using Lightning Web Technologies, Salesforce developed the Checkbox Groups component (LWC). They have enhanced the handling of run-time errors for bespoke aura components. Its Dependent Picklists package’s Flow Builders preview is also only available for entities that are accessible by the User Interaction API.


  1. URL-Launched Screens Flows Make Use of its White Background

When launching a display flow through a URL, its screen background has become white to fulfill the contrast criteria of Content Accessibility Guidelines. The backdrop was formerly grey. 


When flows were launched from the custom web window, a customized link or button, Flow Builder, or flow URL, the backdrop color changes. This modification does not applicable while debugging flows.


  1. Measure overall CPU Time Usage of Flows & Processes Precisely 

Salesforce can now precisely monitor, log, and restrict the CPU time required by flows & processes thanks to this upgrade. Since Computation time is precisely tracked, flow & activities fail after performing the element, criterion node, and action that causes a transaction to exceed the CPU limitation. 


  1. Examine the Screens Flow Usage 

Now you can analyze the runtime details of screen flows using reports. Using these metrics, you can determine how users are using your screen flow, and then you can improve it. 


  1. Disabling rules for explicitly accessing Apex classes 

By enabling this feature, users can now run flows without having to explicitly access Apex classes invoked by those flows. Summer ’20 was the initial delivery date for this update, and Summer ’22 was the intended implementation date, but they deferred it to Spring ’23 due to time constraints.


  1. Check Process Builder criteria concerning the original record value

This update fixes an issue with evaluation criteria for multi-criteria processes. Through this release, record updates that have multiple criteria will consider the original value of null fields at the start of the process.


  1. Continuing Paused Flow Interviews with Same Users

The update enables paused auto launched flow to be relaunched in the same environment and by the same user rights as before. It was originally planned for this update to be implemented by Winter ’22, but the implementation date has been moved to Summer ’22.


  1. Run flows by using REST API

Users are now able to customize their REST API flows. The object-level permissions of REST API flows are now determined by user profiles. That change was made in Spring ’22. 


If the flow is updated, then it will take the authenticated user through the login process. The running user’s profile and access settings determine the permissions that are assigned to objects and fields in a REST API flow.


Final Thought

25 Spring '22 features

These 25 Spring ’22 features affect all users immediately soon after the release. Consider informing your users about these changes ahead of time so that they will be prepared. Other features need active action on behalf of an admin before users may take advantage of the new capabilities.

There are a lot of exciting new features in Salesforce Flows that you’ve learned about here, so if you need any help with these features, feel free to contact isyncSF

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