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Flow Tools – The Best Plug-ins To Date, by Rajaram


A while back, the product manager for Flow, Varadarajan Rajaram, published on GitHub a series of Flow-based plug-ins and tools to make life easier using Flow. Truly, they were some of the best plug-ins ever made to facilitate Flow in Salesforce. Why they never made it into Salesforce’s core Flow offering, I’ll never know.

Now, however, Rajaram is no longer with Salesforce, and the GitHub page has been taken down. Thankfully, I did manage to download some of the source code, so I am making it available to the public here. It’s in the form of Apex classes and plug-ins, so you’ll likely have to use something like Eclipse and the good ol’ fashioned copy-paste to get them into your system. ANT can also be used, if you know those ropes.

I repeat: All of the following content is Varadarajan Rajaram’s, and not mine. I did not write any of this; I am just making it available in his stead.

And as always, install into your sandbox first!

FlowPicklistSync – Allows you to use existing Picklist definitions without re-creating them as Choices in Flow.

FlowShowAsYouGo – Shows how to create a dynamic Visualforce page that can get information from the flow as the flow progresses.

FlowPluginPack – Contains some of the plugins found in the AppExchange pack, plus a couple others: Submit for Approval, and Zip Code Verification.