Because of less human intervention, Flows used to be a highly-preferred way for streamlining data entry and automating the business processes. While it helped entrepreneurs create an application that navigates users through a sequence of screens to update records in the database, it was difficult to render flow screens on a VF page or a Lightning component. Therefore, a more powerful tool was needed to overcome the limitations associated with Flows and Flow API came into existence.
Flow API gives the programmatic access to the flows and makes it easy for admins to render the flow screens on the VF page or the Lightning component. Using Flow API, admins can easily change the look and feel of flow components without writing any particular code at all.
Let us take a look at the major benefits that you can draw from Flow API over regular flows:
Benefits of using Flow API
Here are some of the benefits of using Flow API:
Apply your company’s branding
Being a solution that defines your business to your team and external audience, branding is the identity of a business that guarantees success to it. By using Flow API, you can ensure the success of your business by applying your company’s branding.
Create multiple-column layouts
Flow API gives you the ability to create and govern the display of screens with one, two, or more columns. However, businesses using Lightning runtime can leverage only two column screens.
Create choice buttons
Instead of enabling users to select a choice and then click Next, Flow API saves your users’ time by allowing them to create choice buttons in the form of dropdowns or lists.
Render dynamic screens
Based on the user selection, Flow API gives you the ability to automate the process of showing dynamic screens to the users.
With fast and smart integration with any database, file, or application, Flow API lets you share data and automate your business processes effectively.
Create custom flows
By leveraging CSS, Flow API allows you to customize different parts of a flow including look and feel of a screen, button location, and style, background and more.
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