Flow: How To Use “Decision”

Decision is the “if/then” method of flow. If you want to set several paths in one flow, Decision element will be needed.

Decision configuration page
1. Outcome Order

You can add new Outcomes (Paths) here. Note that the system will evaluate the Outcomes from the top and execute only the first outcome with met criteria.

2. Default Outcome

If none of the criteria sets in the Outcomes is met, the Default Outcome will then be executed. You can also change the name so it is easier to read the flow.

Decision Outcome
3. Outcome Details – Condition Requirements

Similar as the report filtering, here you can specify either all, any, or custom criteria should be met. When you choose custom, you have to use “AND” or “OR” to connect the criteria.

Decision Criteria
4. Outcome Details – Conditions/Criteria

Similar to Assignment element, so reference this article.

5. When to Execute Outcome

If you are building a record-triggered flow, you will see an extra option under conditions. This is similar to the setting in Workflow and Process Builder.

Decision - When to execute outcome
WorkflowProcess builderFlowExplanation
Evaluation Criteria:
Created, and every time it’s edited
Under each node > Advanced >
Do you want to execute the actions only when specified changes are made to the record?:
Unchecked
If the condition requirements are metAs long as the criteria is met, the automation will be triggered every time the record is edited
Evaluation Criteria:
Created, and any time it’s edited to subsequently meet criteria
Do you want to execute the actions only when specified changes are made to the record?:
Checked
Only if the record that triggered the flow to run is updated to meet the condition requirementsThe automation will only be triggered at the first time the criteria is met

After you configure everything, you can have a Decision element with several paths to continue the flow.

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Official Salesforce Help Article On Decision

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