Using Flow Inline Fields to Extend Report Data
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Using Flow Inline Fields to Extend Report Data

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Example:
A Flow that has Reporting Inline Field Flow Behavior can be added as a data field in Reports.
In this Example, create a Flow that will display the accounts first and last name in a field from the Report's Data Source.

Steps:

  • Get Cell By Name (x2): Data > List > Dynamic Row

Below is the screenshot for the finished flow. 
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Configure the Steps:
Begin in Designer Folder by selecting Create Flow to create a New Flow. Name the Flow, select Create to proceed to theFlow Designer. The Flow Designer opens, within the Properties panel under Settings > Behavior Type select Report Inline Field Flow .
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Get Cell By Name:
Add the Get Cell By Name step from Data > List > Dynamic Row. Chose Constant under Inputs > name , type first_name. Select Report Row from flow for row.
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Add another Get Cell By Name. Chose Constant under Inputs> name, typelast_name. Select Report Row from flow for row.
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Output String:
In this Flow Behavior the Output step has an OutputString that will be displayed in a flow inline field. Choose Merge Plain Text as Mapping type for this output. Select Show Editor to configure the Merge Text Plain.
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Within the Merge Text Editor select GetCellByName1_Output.TextValue and GetCellByName2_Output.TextValue. This will display the first and last name as the output. Save and close this dialog. Then save and close the flow. 
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Report:
In the Designer Folder create a new Report, name it and select Create to proceed to the Report Designer.
In the Report Designer, expand Data Source > Common category**.** SelectAccount Data Source link to add it to our Report .
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Under Data Fields , expand Calculated Columns category, select the  FlowInlineField element. 
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In the resulting dialog, select the Flow that was created previously in this tutorial. Select OK to save and close.
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See that the flow_inline_field Column was added to the Report . And as expected, it displays the first and last name from the Account Data Source.
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