flow http callout and transform element
in preparation for a user group session with peter churchill re extending flow with http callouts and lwc for a dc user group meeting, i tested http callout and external services against the petfinder api, developer.trade.gov consolidated screening list api, and the boldsign api. my notes and observations re http callout and transform element are below. peter figured out a bunch of cool things
One of the first decisions to make is whether to use http callout or use external service. My conclusion is that if the endpoint provides an open api spec, it is easier to create an external service and select the methods you need in the flow, for the following reasons:
- when you create a http callout action, you paste in the response and then salesforce parses it. in this process, you have to go through and manually set the types (string, date, boolean, etc) for any properties that the...
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