The Winter ’22 release is nearly here, and as usual there are a ton of great new things to unpack. We’ve highlighted what we feel are some of the most exciting changes headed your way. Read on for the details…
The sheer amount of Flow updates for Winter ’22 has us excited! Here are the top four we’re looking forward to the most.
Outbound messages are now available as an action in the Flow Builder. Why is this so great? Now you can do more within Flow instead of having to use antiquated Workflow Rules!
Setting up the Record-Triggered Flow Start Element used to require multiple steps. Now these steps have been combined into one with some additional enhancements included.
In addition to the ‘Object’ and ‘Trigger’ sections now being on one single page, you can also now optimize the Flow for a specific action set:
Record-Triggered Flows can now call Subflows. Now you can allow complex logic to be reused across multiple Record-Triggered Flows, and you don’t need to rebuild them each time.
One glaring issue many have encountered with Auto-Layout Flows is that, if a small modification is required to a path, you might need to switch off Auto-Layout, make the edit, and then switch Auto-Layout back on. With Winter ’22, you’ll now have the ability to reconnect elements throughout a Flow without the headache.
Flow updates aren’t the only thing to be excited about for the Winter ’22 release! Here are the top 5 non-Flow changes that caught our eye.
Dynamic Interactions allow you to create Lightning Components that react dynamically to user activity on another Lightning Component. In the example below, when the user clicks on an account, the Dynamic Interactions component shows the exact location on the map.
Prior to Winter ’22, Gauge charts only allowed you to track KPI’s against static numerical goals. Now you have the ability to build your gauge chart using metrics and field values that respond dynamically to your business.
NOTE: This feature is in BETA and is available only on the Lightning Experience in Group, Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.
Flow Orchestrator was created so that Admins can create complex multi-user, multi-step automated business processes with clicks, not code. This enables you to link different flows and approval processes together and define whether steps should be completed in order or together.
This was introduced in BETA in the Summer ’21 release. While not yet out of BETA, it’s worth mentioning that inline editing is now additionally supported for date, picklist, and lookup fields.
These changes are available only in Lightning Experience in Group, Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.
The Winter ’22 release has multiple updates to the Email Template Builder, including: