Use flow in Chatter profile tab to update user fields
I needed a ‘simple’ way for users to view and update two custom fields on their user record. Visual workflow or visualforce are easy enough for this type of stuff but need a custom tab or a link in order to pass in the running user Id to the page / launch the flow.
I like Chatter subtab apps / profile tabs for this use case, as they allow you to group functionality that is relevant to the running user, in a clean way that doesn’t add yet another tab to the mix.
However, when using a visualforce tab in a profile tab, you can easily display running user data using the $User global variable, but you need a controller extension in order to update data because you have no way to pass in the running user’s Id to the page’s standard Id parameter. And i wanted something simple, which for me means no apex code.
So, I did a lot of digging to find a simple way to do this, and found the
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