I'd like to know if we can override screen flow's buttons (Pause, Previous, Finish) to do something else, not what they are originally meant to do. I basically want to fire an apex method via those buttons.


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Yes you can override the buttons using a custom lwc button. lightning/flowSupport module provides events that enable a component to control flow navigation and notify the flow of changes in attribute values.

Make sure to add flow target in meta xml file as below:-

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<LightningComponentBundle xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">

and the footer component on screen flow and make sure to do uncheck show footer inside configure footer panel at the right bottom of the image.

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The buttons in footer lwc component can look like this:-

<footer class="slds-modal__footer">
            <lightning-button class="slds-m-top_small" variant="brand" type="submit" name="update" label="Submit">
            <lightning-button class="slds-m-top_small" onclick={handleRefresh} name="refresh" label="Refresh">

handle the button click in js file of the lwc component. You can call apex method there. To finish the flow, you can fire this event:-

// navigate to the next screen
const navigateNextEvent = new FlowNavigationFinishEvent();

A working example you can find here:- LWC INSIDE FLOW WITH CUSTOM FOOTER

  • Exactly what I was looking for. 10/10 thank you! Nov 21, 2022 at 6:26

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