I'm using a flow to do a nightly (1am) job. This job sets a Boolean to false if it is true and to true if the Next Email Date is Today().

I need to use this job to also set the Next email date for all those records where Next Test Date is today.

I did this in a Formula field when testing the logic but now I see that the temporary nature of formula fields is causing an issue.

Is there a way to program a formula into a Flow without breaking it down into separate conditions?

  IF(ISNULL(Last_Test_Date__c), "A: Double Null",
    IF((TODAY()-Last_Test_Date__c)<335, "B: Null Email, Recent Test Date", "C: Null Email, No Recent Test")),
    IF((TODAY()-Last_Email_Date__c)<365,"D: Null Test, Email in Last 365 days",
      IF(AND(MONTH( Last_Email_Date__c ) = 2,DAY( Last_Email_Date__c ) = 29),"E: Null Test, 29th February","F: Null Email but not 29th Feb")),
    IF(Last_Email_Date__c>Last_Test_Date__c, "H: No Nulls, Email more recent than Test" ,
      IF(AND(MONTH( Last_Email_Date__c ) = 2,DAY( Last_Email_Date__c ) = 29),"G: but for 2.29",
        IF((TODAY()-Last_Test_Date__c)>335, "H: Use Today()","G: No Nulls, Test more recent than Email")
  • I added my own answer but would love to know if the Flows allows more complex equations. – SeanGorman Apr 19 '19 at 16:43

Is there a way to program a formula into a Flow without breaking it down into separate conditions?

Yes. You can create a Flow Resource of type Formula. You'll get a place to enter your formula (much like a formula field), but you'll be able to reference other Flow Resources, including sObject variables and the various global value providers like $Setup.

You can then use the Formula Flow Resource in places where you need a value, like performing an assignment to a field followed by a record update.

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