ServiceNow Principal Product Manager, Brian Bimschleger joins to talk about all things Flow Designer. From the history, comparisons to legacy workflow, and where it’s going in the future. Listen Subscribe to Break Point Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Amazon Music Stitcher TuneIn RSS
On this past week’s Live Coding Happy Hour show we continued to enhance our cooking management application, which manages and tracks long cooks like smoking meat for 18 hours. The scenario we were looking to solve was that we needed a way to use Siri to create a cook record and then create some additional records during the cook. We ended up creating a subflow, creating a scripted REST API that calls the subflow, and then calling that scripted REST API from an Apple Shortcut.
Stop writing code! Ok, ok! That might be a LITTLE dramatic. We don’t need to fully stop writing code, just stop writing some of your code. At the very least, start asking yourself “should I really be writing this in code?”. Have you had time to sit down and check out Flow Designer yet? Seriously, it’s going to replace Workflows and if you’ve caught an episode of Live Coding Happy Hour lately, it is truly becoming the go-to tool!
IntegrationHub week is still going strong! The last two new Paris related features I will highlight on the blog will be the Payload Builder API and the JSON Parser action step. JSON Parser Building and extending spokes is one of my current favorite things to develop. One of the most common parts of integration is handling the response. Introduced in the New York release was the XML Parser step. With the Paris release, the other main format, JSON, is handled with the JSON parser step.
Join us as we cover a few of the new developer features in the Paris release. Chuck is joined by special guest ServiceNow Sr. Software Engineer, Dave Slusher. Dave is a familiar name (and voice) to the developer community. For several years he was a former Developer Advocate and co-host of Live Coding Happy Hour and TechNow. One detail - this discussion covers a lot of the Flow Designer and IntegrationHub features - fear not!
It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. To get access to these new things, you have to upgrade! This article will be about a new feature in IntegrationHub. To view the whole list, check out the release docs. Connection Manager Dashboard The connections dashboard is a new interface inside Flow Designer to manage connections.
I’ve got three more Flow Designer enhancements to make your lives a bit easier. They are: Action instance ordering Ghost actions Duplicate action instance Action instance ordering The first is pretty straight forward. Prior to Paris, action numbering was “outline based”. Every time you added a new if, for each, or other action that created an indent level, a decimal was added on to your action numbers. While this may seem innocuous at first, it could make inline scripting challenging when referencing action 3.
Flow Designer received many new features and enhancements in the Paris release, and I’m going to focus on the intersection of Flow Designer and Service Catalog for this post. Flow Designer is an important component in automating the process behind Service Catalog requests, and every release brings a tighter integration and additional support for the catalog in Flow Designer. Submit Catalog Item Request action The first enhancement is a new action that ships with Paris called Submit Catalog Item Request.
It is ServiceNow’s new release season! With the Paris release in Early Access, we will show some enhancements targeted around being more effective and efficient as a developer. To get access to these new things, you have to upgrade! This article will be about two new features in Flow Designer. To view the whole list, check out the release docs. Run with Roles One new enablement is Run with Roles in the trigger settings for a flow.
Use Branches on Make a decision Flow Designer continues to improve in the Paris release. If you haven’t at least started exploring Flow Designer, or made the commitment to create your new business logic using Flow, we’ve got a couple more features in the Paris release to tempt you to take another look. Existing Flow advocates are going to love this too! First, the Make a decision logic has been improved to include a simple checkbox labeled Use Branches.