Salesforce Summer ’23 Flows: Features and Updates

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Salesforce Summer 23 included a number of new features and updates to Flow Builder. Allowing customers to automate business processes and streamline workflows within the Salesforce platform.  

In this blog, we will look at some of the important highlights and enhancements made in Summer 23 Flows. 

Flow Builder Enhancements 

Summer 23 brings various enhancements to the Flow Builder interface, making it even more user-friendly and intuitive. Salesforce has focused on improving the overall design and usability, allowing users to create and manage flows more efficiently. 

  • Updated Look and Feel: The Flow Builder now sports a refreshed look and feel. A modernized interface and improved navigation. The updated design provides a cleaner and more visually appealing experience for users. 
  • Enhanced Canvas Layout: Salesforce has made improvements to the canvas layout. Making it easier to arrange and organize flow elements. With the new canvas layout, align elements more precisely and create more visually appealing flows. 
  • Improved Flow Versioning: Summer 23 introduces enhanced flow versioning capabilities, enabling users to manage and track different versions of a flow more effectively. Create and activate multiple versions of a flow, allowing for better control and easier deployment. 

Flow Screen Components  

Summer 23 brings a range of new Flow Screen Components. Empowering users to create more interactive and dynamic flow screens. These components enhance the user experience and provide greater flexibility in collecting data and presenting information within flows. 

  • Multi-Column Layout: The Multi-Column Layout component allows display flow screen fields and components in multiple columns. Optimizing screen space and improving readability. This feature is especially useful when designing complex flow screens with numerous fields. 
  • Display Text with Rich Text Editor: With the new Display Text component, utilize the Rich Text Editor to format and style text within flow screens. This enables adding emphasis, headings, bullet points, or even images to enhance the presentation of information. 
  • Dependent Picklists: Salesforce has introduced support for dependent picklists within flow screens. This feature enables creating dynamic picklist fields where the available options depend on the value selected in another picklist. Dependent picklists enhance data entry accuracy and streamline the selection process. 

Local Actions 

Summer 23 introduces Local Actions, enabling users to perform actions directly within a flow without navigating to another page or record. Local Actions are useful when one needs to perform quick actions or updates without disrupting the flow’s context. 

  • Create and Edit Records: Now create new records or edit existing records within a flow using Local Actions. This functionality simplifies data entry and enables updates related records without leaving the flow. 
  • Quick Actions and Invocable Actions: Local Actions also support Quick Actions and Invocable Actions, allows trigger predefined actions or execute custom Apex code. This flexibility empowers automate complex business processes and integrate with external systems seamlessly. 

Enhanced Debugging and Error Handling 

Salesforce Summer 23 introduces significant improvements to flow debugging and error handling capabilities, making it easier to identify and resolve issues during flow development. 

  • Pause and Resume Debugging: Developers can now pause the flow execution during debugging to inspect variable values, debug logs, and evaluate complex logic. This feature helps in troubleshooting and understanding flow behavior more effectively. 
  • Enhanced Fault Messages: Flow error messages have been enhanced to provide more detailed information about the cause of the error, helping developers pinpoint issues quickly. The improved fault messages simplify the debugging process and reduce development time. 
  • Retry on Error: Summer 23 introduces the ability to configure flows to automatically retry failed steps or elements. This functionality enhances the robustness of flows, allowing for more reliable error handling and recovery. 

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Flow Usage and Performance Enhancements 

Salesforce Summer 23 includes various enhancements focused on improving flow performance and usage tracking. 

  • Optimized Screen Flow Execution: The performance of screen flows has been optimized in Summer 23, resulting in faster load times and improved overall responsiveness. Users will experience smoother and more efficient interactions with screen flows. 
  • Flow Usage Metrics: Salesforce has introduced new metrics and reports to track flow usage and adoption within the organization. These usage metrics provide valuable insights into how flows are being utilized and help identify areas for improvement. 
  • Flow Limit Monitoring: Administrators now have access to improved flow limit monitoring capabilities, allowing them to track flow usage against predefined limits. This feature enables proactive management of flow usage and ensures compliance with resource limits. 

Finally, Salesforce Summer 23 introduces a number of interesting updates and new features to Flow Builder, allowing users to automate business processes and streamline workflows within the Salesforce platform. The new flow versioning and upgraded Flow Screen Components provide a more intuitive and visually pleasing experience. The addition of Local Actions allows conduct actions directly within flows, while improved debugging and error-handling capabilities make troubleshooting and development easier. Summer 23 enables organizations to successfully harness flows and create business success by optimizing performance and improving flow utilization tracking.

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