I have a custom button that calls a visualforce page. In this VF page I embedded a flow in order to control the "finish location". I got the following error message:

unexpected token: ':'

An unexpected error has occurred. Your solution provider has been notified. (Flow__Interview)

Can you tell me why it happened and solve this? I added the VF and Apex code below.

VF Page:

<apex:page standardController="Lead" extensions="flowFinishContExt_Acct" tabStyle="Lead">
<!-- Checks for object accessibility -->
<apex:pageBlock rendered="{!$ObjectType.Lead.accessible}">
<flow:interview name="Deal_Registration_New" interview="{!FacLookupFlow}" buttonLocation="both" finishLocation="{!FinishPage}">
<apex:param name="VarLeadID" value="{!Lead.id}"/>

Apex Class:

  public class flowFinishContExt_Acct {
    private final Lead acct;
    //Uses Standard Lead Controller 
    public flowFinishContExt_Acct(ApexPages.StandardController stdController) {
    this.acct = (Lead)stdController.getRecord();

//Calls referenced Flow below
public Flow.Interview.Deal_Registration_New FacLookupFlow {get; set;}
//Gets Id of variables below from flow
public String getaccountID() {
if (FacLookupFlow==null) return '';
else return FacLookupFlow.VarLeadID;
//Used for Flow finish location
public PageReference getFinishPage(){

return new PageReference('/' + getaccountID());


1 Answer 1


Salesforce have broken the <flow:interview> component in the run up the Winter '14 release.

They are aware of this but we have not been given a resolution ETA yet.

  • 1
    didn't thought to look there...thanks!
    – Itay B
    Sep 12, 2013 at 13:15
  • Is there any workaround that I can use in the meantime? I need to control the "finish" as there can be several results to the Lead ID (whether lead is merged or not)
    – Itay B
    Sep 12, 2013 at 17:01
  • Not that I'm aware of. Sep 16, 2013 at 13:50

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