Reactive components are going to be generally available in the Winter '24 release. This exciting development allows you to create interactive screens that reduce the need for users to click through multiple screens, which directly enhances user experience and productivity.
The above picture illustrates a pre-reactivity screen Flow. It has multiple screen elements to address the requirement.
This enables the building of screens that mimic the seamless experience of single-page applications by utilizing reactive Flow screen components. You can configure both supported standard components and custom Lightning Web Components to respond dynamically to changes in other components on the same screen in real-time.
Reactive components are readily available for Flows running on API Version 59.0 (or later). For Flows running on API Version 57.0 or 58.0, you can access reactive components by clicking on "Setup," "Process Automation," "Settings," and selecting the "Opt into Reactive Screens Beta" checkbox.
Let's create a screen Flow that has the following:
The idea is to have the remaining components populate automatically when the user selects a row in the DataTable.
Previously, if you wanted one component to change when doing something in another, you had to put them on different screens. Not anymore!
Global variables can be used in reactive formulas on Flow screens to save time and create custom labels for translatable text.
Enhance interactivity by using choice components ("Choice Lookup," "Picklists," "Radio Buttons," etc.) that respond to user selections on the same screen.
Access additional formula functions, like "SUBSTITUTE," "ADDMONTHS," and "^," for real-time logic in your Flow screen components (for API versions 59 and above).
These can now be configured to react to changes in other components on the same screen, adding flexibility to your screen Flows.
Reactive components offer several substantial benefits, including the following:
One of the key benefits is the ability to craft screen Flows that resemble single-page applications. This means fewer clicks for users, resulting in higher efficiency and a seamless user experience.
Reactive screens reduce complexity, making screens easier to manage and modify, contributing to long-term maintainability.
The simplicity of implementation empowers Admins to create Flows more efficiently with fewer screens.
Simplify testing and debugging with real-time feedback and responsiveness.
Salesforce's reactive components make building interactive Flow screens a piece of cake. You'll be able to create engaging, dynamic, and unified user experiences.
Embrace the future of user interaction with reactive components to transform your Salesforce applications.