we are beginning a new feature here on the Developer Blog. Every Friday we will be spotlighting a project from the Share site on the Developer Portal. We dug deep and decided to call this “Share Spotlight”.
Show Flow Context
For the first installment, we are featuring a project called Show Flow Context authored by friend of the Developer Program Tom Cullen. This project does one thing, which is to add a UI Action to Task based records to show active Flows for that record. This is to provide parity with the Workflow UI Action “Show Workflow.” When a given Task record has executing Flows, clicking that link will open a page showing those flows. It’s a handy shortcut to see where Flows stand, and if the record has no currently executing flows you won’t see the UI Action.
If you want to use this on a non-Task based record, you certainly can. You just need to define it on that record type. I can see some utility in adding this to a project of mine that involves periodically verifying that the Flows for records did the right thing. This will save me a lot of navigating around.
Keep an eye on this space as every Friday we will provide a spotlight to another project on the Share site we think is worthy of attention. Have fun exploring!