Use with Screen Flow

Output files using Office File Creator with the screen flow.

*Knowledge of flow creation is required. Inquiry support does not cover standard Salesforce functions such as how to create flows, flow errors, etc.

*This procedure is for Office File Creator ver.2. Ver.1 and Ver.2 have different settings. If you are using Ver.1, please refer to the Ver.1 version.

 

How to use with Screen Flow

  • Place the ofcForFlowScreen component on the screen flow.
  • The ofcForFlowScreen component returns return values such as isSuccess and errorMessage.
  • Hide the flow footer since the ofcForFlowScreen component contains "Next" and "Previous" buttons.
  • The ofcForFlowScreen component proceeds to the next flow process even if the output fails. To detect errors, include error handling that retrieves the return value of the isSuccess parameter and displays an error message in the event of an error.

 

Screen Properties: "Show Footer" checked off

 

ofcForFlowScreen Component property screen

 

Screen with "(Footer) Use Gray Background" set to False (default)

 

Screen with "(Footer) Use Gray Background" set to True

 

ofcForFlowScreen Component Parameters

Parameters Setting details
(Footer) Next Button Label Set the label for the "Next" button that appears in the footer. Default is "Next".
(Footer) Previous Button Label Set the label for the "Previous" button that appears in the footer.
(Footer) Use Gray Background Check on to set the footer background color to gray. Default is False.

  • True ・・・ Gray
  • False ・・・ No color (default)
download If "file" or "att" is set to the "save" parameter, set "true" to download the file in addition to saving the file.

  • true・・・Save file + download
  • false・・・Do not download
recordId Record Id

*Multiple record Id's separated by commas are not allowed.

recordId List Set the record Id list. Set this variable for batch output of multiple files from the ListView or flow.

In flow, the variable is a text data type, and "Allow multiple values (collection)" is checked.

If values are set for both "recordId" and "recordId List", "recordId" is used, and "recordId List" is ignored.

save Set the file output method.

  • blank・・・Download
  • file・・・Attached to the record as a file (File).
  • att・・・Attached to the record as a file (Attachment).
  • preview・・・・PDF preview

*preview is available only for PDF.

template Template Api Name of the OFC_Template Record.

 

ofcForFlowScreen Component Return Values (for single record output)

When the recordId parameter is set to a value, the return value is as follows.

Prameters Result Values
isSuccess Returns the success or error of the file output result.

  • True ・・・ Success
  • False ・・・ Error
errorMessage If isSuccess is False, it returns the error content.
filename File name (with extension)
fileNameWithoutExtension File name (without extension)
fileExtension File extension
contentDocumentId If the parameter save is "file", it returns the record Id of the ContentDocument object.
contentDocumentVesionId If the parameter save is "file", it returns the record Id of the ContentVersion object.
attachmentId If the parameter save is "att", it returns the record Id of the ContentVersion object.
pdf preview url to get error details This is the PDF preview URL when an internal error occurs in the PDF output. The preview may show more detailed errors.
log Id Returns the OFC_Log record Id. Returns the result if "Save Logs" is checked on the OFC_Template record.

*Log saving feature is available in OFC Pro.

 

ofcForFlowScreen Component Return Values (For multiple record output)

When the recordId List parameter is set to a value, the return value is as follows.

Prameters Result Values
(Batch) successIdList Returns a list of record Id's for which file output succeeded.
(Batch) errorIdList Returns a list of record Id's for which file output failed.
(Batch) logIdList Returns a list of OFC_Log record Id. Returns the result if "Save Logs" is checked on the OFC_Template record.

*Log saving feature is available in OFC Pro.

(Batch) totalCount Returns the number of processes.
(Batch) successCount Returns the number of successes.
(Batch) errorCount Returns the number of errors.
(Batch) errorMessages Returns error messages.

 

 

NoteLimitations

  • Office File Creator cannot be used in a Record-Triggered Flow.
  • Output from screens containing custom development other than record screens (standard) and list views is not supported.
  • Knowledge of flow creation is required. Inquiry support does not cover standard Salesforce functions such as how to create flows, flow errors, etc.

 

 

Reference

Output files and update Opportunity records in Salesforce Flow (for OFC Ver.2) – Office File Creator Advanced –

Output documents and update Opportunity from the List View in Salesforce Flow (for OFC Ver.2) - Office File Creator Advanced -