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I'd like to know when is the alternative method when using formula, ISNEW() and ISCHANGED() in the flow builder.

Here's what I already know:

  • ISCHANGED()
    1) Compare CreatedDate <> LastModificationDate
    *Limits - Cannot speicfied the field
    2) Call the flow using process builder
    *Limits - Want to use a single method
    3) Use Field Tracking Object
    *Limits - Can only track less than 20 fields
  • ISNEW()
    1) Compare CreatedDate == LastModificationDate
    2) Call the flow using process builder
    *Limits - Want to use a single method
    3) Use Field Tracking Object; when it doesn't have any field updates history...?

    I want to use these funtions to detect a specific field. (such as ISCHANGED(AccountId))
    It would be great if you share more effiecient ideas instead of using above ways!

Thanks.

  • Hi Rita, what is your actual scenario, why do you want alternative for these functions? – rahul gawale Dec 16 '19 at 6:21
  • Hi, Rahul. Currently, my team is planning to replace multiple process builders in one flow per the same object. My actual scenario was built by a process builder so I could use ISNEW() and ISCHANED() functions. However, as far as I know, the flow doesn't' support these two functions. That's why I need alternative solutions to filter records in the same condition. – Rita Dec 16 '19 at 8:06
  • I think merging those process builder into one is more appropriate here. instead of creating flow. is there specific reason to go with flows? – rahul gawale Dec 16 '19 at 8:14
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    We want to go with flows because there are some limitations when using the process builder. 1) Hard to configure logic in order (This is the main reason why I cannot join the whole processes at once) 2) Cannot receive return value ...etc. – Rita Dec 16 '19 at 8:34
  • so you want the flow to be aware of the old/new versions of the record? – cropredy Dec 16 '19 at 20:33

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