Display a Message With a Microflow

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Description

This section describes how to show a message to the user with a microflow.

Instructions

Open the microflow, or if necessary create a new one. If you do not know how to add documents to your project, please refer to this article.

The microflow in the screenshot has a ‘Customer’ object passed to it, as several of the attributes of the ‘Customer’ object will be used as parameters in the message.

Add a ‘Show message’ activity to the microflow. If you do not know how to add activities to a microflow please refer to this article.

Double-click on the ‘Show message’ activity to start configuring it.

Use the drop-down menu at ‘Type’ to choose what type of message you want to show to the user.

You can enter the message template with parameters in the ‘Template’ area.

You can enter parameters in the template with the use of braces; these will be filled in by the microflow when it generates the message.

You can add new parameters to the message using the ‘New’ button in the ‘Parameters’ area. Pressing this button will bring up a new window which lets you enter the microflow expression, of which the value will be inserted into the message at the parameter position.

If you have variables or attributes which are not strings, you can use the ‘toString’ expression to convert them.

Finally you can choose whether or not the message should be blocking by adding or removing a check mark at ‘Blocking’

The end result in this screenshot is a blocking information message to a user congratulating them with a customer status upgrade, with customer specific information added through parameters.

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