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Activate/Deactivate flows via Metadata API

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Within reasonable limits, the metadata API gives full CRUD support for Salesforce Flows. However, you cannot activate or deactivate flows from any API that I can find. This means that you can write business productivity tools to speed up changes to flows and provide complete consistency. But then you need to have a Salesforce admin just to activate the flow. Everything is possible except that one little thing!

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  • Karen Fidelak - 10 months ago

    Further updates were made in Winter'19 to enhance the Flow metadata to include a 'status' field to allow activation/deactivation of Flows via the Metadata API.   More information can be seen here:  https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/winter19/release-notes/rn_forcecom_flow_deploy_as_active.htm.
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