WFR is an automated mechanism in Salesforce by which, when a record is created or edited, we can perform 4 types of actions and make our business automated, without writing any code.
Workflow automates the following types of actions based on your organization's processes:
For example, the workflow can:
Each workflow rule consists of:
Let us discuss in detail with a sample business scenario for the creation of Workflow Rule on Email Alert.
Business Scenario: Need to send Email alert along with a message for the form filler that, if the candidate is having less than 3 years of experience, the candidate's placement will be delayed.
Setup → Administer → Communication Templates → Classic Email Templates → New Template → Text → Email Template Information (section) → Fill the details → Save.
Sample Content in Email Template:
Thanks for applying to our company.
As of now, we don’t have any vacancy for your experience.
As you have less than 3 years of experience, there will be a delay in offering you a job.
Note: We can customize the email body with required fields in specific positions also. For this, we need to follow another process - Merge Fields.
Following the above Email Template: Steps to create Merge Fields in the Email Template are as follows:
Select the field Type(required object) → Select Field → We can visualize the auto-created merge value for the field selected in the below mentioned “Copy Merge Field Value” → Copy the value from the box and paste in the “Email Body” where required.
Steps to create Workflow Rule on “Email Alert”:
Login to Salesforce → Setup → Build → Create → Workflow & Approvals → Workflow Rules → Edit the existing Workflow Rule → Workflow Actions → Edit → Add Workflow Action → New Email Alert → Fill in the required fields → Email Template(created email template - Placement Notification USA Template) → Select the Recipient Type(Email Field) → Candidate’s Email → We can add Email to Outsider’s in the below-mentioned box(Maximum 5 Emails are allowed) → Select the Current User’s email address → Save → Click on Done(Immediate Workflow Actions).
Steps to Identify - Email Sent or Not:
Setup → Logs → Email Log Files → Click on “Request Email Log” → Select the data range(From & To for the Log Report) → Delivery Notifications → Include the Email ID for which the Report is to send → Submit Request.
Note: A mail is sent to the Email id Requested for Report. From there, we can download the report.
In the next topic, we will discuss in detail about “Configuring Tasks in Workflow Rules”. Keep following us for more info on Salesforce Administration.
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