According to Salesforce, Lightning Flow consists of Process Builder and Cloud Flow Designer.
Process Builder is responsible to create process when record is created/updated or any platform event is occurred.
Cloud Flow Designer is used to create flows which is used to automate business process by taking input from User or by collecting data in Salesforce Org or from an external system.
Type of Flows
Screen Flow – Requires User Interaction
Autolaunched Flow – handle back-end services, so It is not supported screens, choices, dynamic choices, local actions and steps.
User Provisioning Flow – It is implemented with a connected app when running the User Provisioning Wizard.
Field Service Mobile Flow – Requires User Interaction (used in Field Service Lightning mobile app)
Field Service Snap-In Flow – Requires User Interaction (used in Snap-ins Appointment Booking)
We can use Screen Flow from
Custom buttons and links
Custom Lightning component
Lightning Community page
Direct flow URLs
We can use Autolaunched Flow from
Custom Apex classes
Custom buttons or custom links
Order of execution
After Workflow field updates, Lightning Flow is executed. Please visit Salesforce Order of execution link.
Flow Runtime Experience
Please enable Lightning runtime for flows from Process automation Settings(from Setup in your org) to make the UI feel like Lightning Experience for only URL-based flows means applicable for the flows which are generated from Custom Button, Custom Link, Web Tab and Direct Link. This settings is not required for Lightning Component, Lightning Pages & Lightning Community Pages. This setting is applicable for only URL-based flows.
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