All You Need to Know About Platform Event-Triggered Flows

Event-Triggered Flows at Salesforce is a potent tool for streamlining data consistency and automating business operations. Platform Events let you transmit and receive personalized alerts, whereas Flows give you a visual interface for building and running intricate business logic. You can build real-time, event-driven automation that reacts to changes in your Salesforce organization with the aid of the Event-Triggered Flows platform. 

Now platform occurrences: 

A custom message that can be shared and subscribed to within Salesforce is referred to as a platform event. They are comparable to common Salesforce events like record changes and deletions, but they are made for specific use cases. Platform events can be used to start automation, transfer data between systems, or give people up-to-the-minute information.

You must define an Event object that represents the message you want to deliver in order to use Platform Events. This object may have a relationship with other objects in your Salesforce org and may contain custom attributes. Once your Event object has been defined, you can broadcast events using REST API or Apex code. 

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Let's now discuss Triggered Flows

Triggered Flows are a particular kind of flow that is intended to be started by a particular trigger event, like the creation or updating of a record. They are comparable to Salesforce Process Builder, but they offer more sophisticated features and a visual user interface that supports more intricate business reasoning. Processes, associated record updates, email sending, and other tasks can all be automated using triggered flows. 

  1. Platform Events and Triggered Flows work together to enable event-driven programming that reacts instantly to changes in your Salesforce org
  2. Create an Event object for your platform that represents the message you want to deliver. This object may have a relationship with other objects in your Salesforce org and may contain custom attributes. 
  3. An event can be published using REST API or Apex code. Your Platform Event-Triggered Flow will begin as a result. 
  4. Create a Triggered Flow that watches for your Platform Event to define your triggered flow. This flow may involve operations like record updates, email transmissions, and Apex code execution. 
  5. Execute your triggered flow: Your triggered flow will be carried out when a platform event is released. After receiving the event message, the flow may carry out any activities specified therein.

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We can develop real-time, event-driven software that reacts to changes in your Salesforce org using Platform Event-Triggered Flows. This can assist you in streamlining data consistency, automating intricate business processes, and giving customers real-time updates. The power of Platform Events and Triggered Flows can be combined to build a Salesforce org that is more organized and effective. 


  1. Sure! The Flow Builder in Salesforce empowers users to design and execute complex processes by utilizing a drag-and-drop interface. With its intuitive visual design, users can automate tasks, gather data, and streamline their business operations. It offers a wide range of capabilities, including decision-making, looping, data manipulation, and integration with external systems. The Flow Builder simplifies the creation of custom flows without requiring any coding expertise, making it accessible to a broader range of users. It serves as a powerful tool for enhancing productivity, improving customer experiences, and driving efficiency within the Salesforce ecosystem.

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