User Input to Update Info on Contact


Flow Lab Inc. needs to keep their contact info up to date. When a user is on the phone with a customer, they go to their contact page. Prompt the user to update the customer’s email address and phone number.

On 3/31/21, added a “Lookup” element to the screen to explore how those work.

Using Lookups in Flows

The following fields are required when creating a Lookup in a Flow:

  • API Name: API name of the object being looked up. In this example, Account.
  • Field API Name: Generally the ID field of the object being looked up.
  • Label: Label that will be shown in the Flow.
  • Object API Name: Object being looked up from. In this example, Contact.
  • Record Id: The field on the current record that this field in the flow will be populated with.


Build Flow

  1. Resource > Variable
    • Record_Id Text, Available for input
  2. Data > Get Records
    • Id Equals Record_Id
  3. Interaction > Screen
    • Email Input
      • Value: {!Get_Current_Record.Email}
    • Phone Input
      • Value: {!Get_Current_Record.Phone}
    • Lookup
      • API Name: Account_Lookup
      • Field API Name: AccountId
      • Label: Account Name
      • Object API Name: Contact
      • Record Id: {!Get_Current_Record.AccountId}
    • Control Navigation: Next or Finish Only
  4. Logic > Assignment
    • {!Get_Current_Record.Email} = {!New_Email.value}
    • {!Get_Current_Record.Phone} = {!New_Phone.value}
    • {!Get_Current_Record.AccountId} = {!Account.recordId}
  5. Data > Update Records
    • Use the IDs and all field values from a record or record collection
    • Record to update: {!Get_Current_Record}

Deploy Flow

  1. Contact Record Page > Edit Page > Add “Flow” element to page from Lightning App Builder
    • Check the checkbox: “Pass record ID into this variable” -> Record_Id