Sudipta Deb

Sudipta Deb

Founder of Technical Potpourri, Co-Founder of Shrey Tech, Enterprise Cloud Architect

In the ever-evolving landscape of Salesforce, staying ahead of the curve is not just a goal – it’s a necessity. With each new release, Salesforce introduces features that empower businesses to create more robust and intuitive user experiences. The Spring ’24 Release is no exception, bringing forth a groundbreaking feature that is set to redefine how users interact with the platform – the Repeater component.

Imagine a scenario where the need arises to duplicate a set of components dynamically during runtime, providing users with a seamless and efficient way to work with repetitive data or tasks. Enter the Repeater component, a powerful addition to Salesforce’s arsenal that opens up a world of possibilities for developers and administrators alike.

In this blog post, I will delve into the intricacies of the Salesforce Spring ’24 Release’s Repeater component, exploring how it enables users to effortlessly add and duplicate sets of components on a screen. I will uncover the potential it holds for enhancing user productivity, streamlining data entry processes, and ultimately elevating the overall user experience within the Salesforce ecosystem

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What Is This New Feature?

As of today (March 1st, 2024), this new feature is in Beta Service. By enabling and configuring this feature, we can now add a set of components to a screen, and enable your users to duplicate the set of components at run time with the new Repeater component.

So in this blog, I am going to introduce you with this new feature and show you how you can configure this in your org.

Understand The Use Case

I will be building a screen flow where the end user will be able to select an account from the list of all available accounts. After that on the same screen, my end users will be able to creata as many as contacts under that account. This entire use case I will be implementing in the same Flow screen using the new Repeater element.

Let’s Configure

To configure this, first I will start with a screen flow. The first thing I will be doing is fetching all the accounts from my salesforce org using Flow’s Get Records element. 

Once all the accounts are fetched, I will be adding a screen element in the flow. Within the screen element, I will be adding the Datatable to display all the fetched accounts from my org. I will make the Row Selection Mode as Single. Under Configure Columns, I will add Account Number and Account Name.

Below the datatable, I will be adding the new Repeater Element. Give it a name as contactInfo. Inside Repeater element, I will be adding two Text elements. One to capture Contact’s First Name and another to capture Contact’s Last Name

Here by adding the repeater element in the screen, the intention is that my end users can repeat the same component and add as many contact information as they want. Now I will be going through all the contacts in Flow Loop and create them under the selected Account record.

So for that I will start with the Loop element to loop through all the contacts created by using Repeater element. In the Loop Collection Variable, I will put {!ContactInfo.AllItems} where ContactInfo is the name of my repeater element’s API name.

Inside Loop, I will add one Assignment element. I will create a record variable named singleContact. In the assignement element, I will be assigning contact’s first name, last name from loop element’s first and last name text element. Important is to assign the account id so that contact can be created under the selected account. So this is how the singleContact and Assignment element look like –

Next I will be assigning the singleContact variable into a list variable named allContacts. This is how the allContacts and Assignment look like –

Finally, I will be adding the Create Records element to create all the contacts from the allContacts list variable at the end of the loop.

Final Flow 

This is how the flow is looking like after the completion.

Execute The Flow

During execution, I am selecting Pyramid Construction Inc. account and under which I am creating three contacts using the Repeater element.

After the flow execution, I can see that all three contacts are being created under the account.

Conclusion

As we wrap up our exploration of the Salesforce Spring ’24 Release and its revolutionary Repeater component, it’s evident that the landscape of Salesforce development is evolving at an unprecedented pace. The introduction of the Repeater component opens up new dimensions in creating dynamic, user-friendly interfaces that adapt to the ever-changing needs of businesses.

The ability to add and duplicate sets of components at runtime empowers developers and administrators to craft interfaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing but also highly functional. This newfound flexibility is a boon for streamlining repetitive tasks, optimizing data entry workflows, and ultimately enhancing the efficiency of Salesforce users.

With the Repeater component, Salesforce has once again demonstrated its commitment to providing tools that align with the evolving demands of modern businesses. The possibilities are vast, whether you’re building a comprehensive customer relationship management system, a powerful analytics dashboard, or a customized workspace tailored to your organization’s unique processes.

In conclusion, the Spring ’24 Release’s Repeater component marks a significant milestone in Salesforce development, offering a tool that empowers creativity, efficiency, and user satisfaction. As we continue to evolve in the Salesforce ecosystem, the Repeater component stands as a testament to the platform’s commitment to innovation and user-centric design.

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Disclaimer

This article is not endorsed by Salesforce, Google, or any other company in any way. I shared my knowledge on this topic in this blog post. Please always refer to Official Documentation for the latest information.

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