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  • Writer's pictureJordan Nelson

Salesforce Flow Pauses

Updated: Dec 25, 2021

What Does This Post Cover?

- How to use the Pause Element in Salesforce Flows


Use Case?

- Ever wanted to kick off a flow but then pause it for a specific period of time? Awesome, that's what this is all about.


In this example:

We will be taking the pause element and stopping (pausing) our flow for 24 hours before we make another update. Our made up business use case is the following: Finance has asked that we wait 24 hours between when we get a new account and when we activate that account. This will allow the finance team to manage their queue and SLAs accordingly.


Since we have a video on this showing you step by step, this blog post will be primarily used to view the values we used in the video as a reference to rebuild.




#1 Account Process Builder


Node: "Active Is Changed?"

a. [Account].Active__c ISCHANGED = True

b. [Account].Actibe__c = True


Immediate Actions: "Update Lead Description"

Flow: "Pause Flow"

Flow Variables:

a. RecordId FIELD REFERENCE = [Account].Id




#2 Pause Flow


a. Update Records: "Update Account"


b. Pause: "Wait to Activate Account"


c. Update Records: "Update Account Status"




#3 Video Walkthrough


Check out the FULL video walkthrough to get more context here in the youtube video below 🎬🍿



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