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The Official Best Unofficial Salesforce Flow Resource

There are a lot of resources for Salesforce Flow out there. From the official help documentation to amazing blogs and videos, you can find tons of information out there. Most of these resources are very targeted. They cover a specific topic versus being an all overall resource of all things Flow.

One question I’ve gotten is where do I go when I have questions on Flow? What are my resources?

In general, I go to the same places you do. I use the community and my professional network. I look at blogs and recorded presentations.

There’s one resource that I frequently use.

Unofficial Flow

The Unofficial Flow resource is created and managed by the Salesforce Flow Team. It’s not an official Salesforce website. It’s the team taken it upon themselves to add some additional value to community – as community members themselves. It also means that it’s updated only as frequently as the team has time. Don’t expect it to always have the latest and greatest.

Things you’ll find on Salesforce Flow

  • Blogs about Flow
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Flows
  • Sample Flows
  • Videos & Demonstrations
  • What’s New
  • Links to Official Flow Documentation
  • Tutorials and Beginner Material
  • Flow Utilities – Typically Community made
  • Flow Pilots
  • Local Action (Lightning Component) Samples
  • Flow Screen Components Samples  (Lightning Component)

I like to use resources for the samples. Remember my Lightning Component local action I used in my post URL Hack Functionality In Lightning?! I got the idea for the component and how to build it from this site. One of the component samples is to Navigate to a Record in Lightning. The use case was to allow you to redirect the user to a record created within the Flow in a re-usable manner. No more Visualforce pages and Apex code required. It was simple. I could install it like an AppExchange app. It’s unmanaged so I can view the component and any code involved. It gave me the inspiration to see what else could I make a Lightning Component do.

You could use these samples yourselves by simply installing the packages. Personally, I would rather use it as a learning tool and then create my own. Not only do I get to learn how to do it, but I can rename variables and the components themselves to make more sense to me. For example, the sample it’s called “Navigate to SObject.” In my world, an SObject is an Object like an Account, Case, or Opportunity. A record is a specific item of an Sobject with a record Id. I’m picky, so I used their sample to create my own and label it the way I wanted to. There’s nothing wrong with just taking the app and using them as-is; it’s down to personal preference.

I love this resource. The only thing I don’t like about it is they have neglected a very important Blog & Video resource on the page, me! Shame on you Salesforce Flow Team! We’ll have words at Dreamforce!

Seriously, you want to check this resource out:

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  • ericsplayground

    I think you’re there now. 😉

    • Brian Kwong

      Yep! Shortly after this post came out originally they added me. I’ll get around to updating that.

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