I have a question about whether it is possible to place a variable in the offset number in the scheduled path? A Variable that can be modified outside the flow to avoid stopping the flow and modified it when is in production? I use this schedule path to send an email alert 31 days before the end working date. Can it be performed with apex? Or practically that requirement cannot be accomplished? enter image description here

  • @Felix van Hove Thank you for the review and edit Commented Sep 26, 2022 at 5:07

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You're thinking about this from the wrong direction.

You can create a new Custom Field (Formula), and specify the metadata:

(Warning End Date): Returns Date

EndWorkingDate__c - $CustomMetadata.TimeDelay__mdt.DefaultValue.Offset__c

Then, in your Flow, specify (0 Days Before) (Warning_End_Date__c). A word of caution, though; records that are saved before the offset value are changed will not honor the new date unless they are edited before the scheduled path executes.

  • Hi, thank you for your answer and explanation, I was not aware that you can use a formula field to place it like that, I have a lot to learn about it Commented Sep 26, 2022 at 5:10

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