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Using deeplink to return to SFS (FSL) Flow with additional image information

SharinPix includes parameters that can be used in encoded return URLs to provide additional information regarding the images captured using the SharinPix mobile app within the SFS app. The return URL can be used to redirect to the SFS Flow along with the parameter values passed in the return URL. 

The available parameters are:

  • spMediaCount: which returns the number of images captured
  • spBatchState: provides details on the state. The values available for the state are SUBMITTED, UPLOADING and UPLOADED
  • spBatchId: provides the batch ID
  • spAlbumId: provides the album ID
  • spChecklistState: provides details on whether the checklist has been completed or not. Values will be either OK or KO.
  • spCompletedTaskCount: provides the number of tasks completed in the checklist.
  • spIncompleteTaskCount: provides the number of tasks left incomplete in the checklist.

spChecklistState, spCompletedTaskCount and spIncompleteTaskCount will only be filled if the SharinPix app was opened in checklist mode; spMediaCount, spBatchState and spBatchId will not be filled in checklist mode.

The following sections demonstrate how to set up a Field Service Mobile Flow that can be used to launch the SharinPix mobile app from the SFS app to capture images using a deeplink embedding the above parameters in encoded URL to provide additional information once images are submitted on the SFS Flow.

Assumptions:

  • The WorkOrder object will be used throughout this article.
  • The WorkOrder object has a custom field named SharinPix_Token__c that holds a token. If you haven't implemented this yet, refer to the article SharinPix automatic token generation to generate the token.

Setting up a Flow that makes use of the parameters

In this section, you will learn how to create a Flow that embeds the return deeplink URL.

Please note that the SharinPix deeplink URL is highly customisable and could be dynamically changed depending on the flow context to make different action, upload target or behaviour available for the flow user.

To create the flow, follow the steps below:

  • Go to Setup then type Flow in the Quick Find box. Under Process Automation, select Flows.
  • Click on New Flow. You will be directed to the Flow Designer.
  • Click on Show More and select Field Service Mobile Flow. Then click on Create.
  • Go on the Manager tab and click on New Resource:
    • Resource Type: Variable
    • API Name: Id
    • Data Type: Text
    • Default Value: {!$GlobalConstant.EmptyString}
    • Availability Outside the Flow: Available for input
  • Click on New Resource again:
    • Resource Type: Variable
    • API Name: WorkOrderRecord
    • Data Type: Record
    • Object: Work Order
    • Click Done
  • Go on the Elements tab then drag and drop the Get Records element found under the Datasection onto the blank canvas. For the Get Records element:
    • Label: lookupWorkOrder
    • Object: Work Order
    • Conditions: Id (Field) equals (operator) {!Id} (newly-created resource named Id)
    • Record Variable: {!WorkOrderRecord}
    • Field: SharinPix_Token__c
    • Click Done
  • Now create variables to store the returned parameters. 
    • Go to the Manager tab and click on New Resource:
      • Resource Type: Variable
      • API Name: imgCount
      • Data Type: Text
      • Default Value: No images captured
      • Availability Outside the Flow: Check both Available for Input and Available for Output
    • Click on New Reource again:
      • Resource Type: Variable
      • API Name: state
      • Data Type: Text
      • Default Value: State not available
      • Availability Outside the Flow: Check both Available for Input and Available for Output
    • Click on New Reource again:
      • Resource Type: Variable
      • API Name: batchId
      • Data Type: Text
      • Default Value: Batch ID not available
      • Availability Outside the Flow: Check both Available for Input and Available for Output
    • Click on New Reource again:
      • Resource Type: Variable
      • API Name: albumId
      • Data Type: Text
      • Default Value: {!Id}
      • Availability Outside the Flow: Check both Available for Input and Available for Output
  • Click on New Resource again:
    • Resource Type: Variable
    • API Name: Launch_SharinPix_App
    • Data Type: Text
    • Default Value: 

<a href="sharinpix://upload?token={!WorkOrderRecord.SharinPix_Token__c}&ret_url=com.

salesforce.fieldservice%3A%2F%2Fv1%2FsObject%2FspAlbumId%2Fflow%2FTake%20Surv

ey%3FimgCount%3DspMediaCount%26state%3DspBatchState%26batchId%3DspBatchId%

26albumId%3DspAlbumId">Take Pictures using SharinPix app</a>


  • Click Done
  • The deeplink URL in this case is:

sharinpix://upload?token={!WorkOrderRecord.SharinPix_Token__c}&ret_url=com.salesforce

.fieldservice%3A%2F%2Fv1%2FsObject%2FspAlbumId%2Fflow%2FTake%20Survey%3Fimg

Count%3DspMediaCount%26state%3DspBatchState%26batchId%3DspBatchId%26albumId

%3DspAlbumId


For more detailed information about the deeplink URL syntax, you can refer to the following article: 

SharinPix mobile App : deeplink syntax 


  • You should ensure that the return URL is encoded and assigned to the ret_url parameter when used in the deeplink. You will find more details regarding the ret_url parameter here.

Here is an example of an encoded return URL:

com.salesforce.fieldservice%3A%2F%2Fv1%2FsObject%2FspAlbumId%2Fflow%2FTakeSu

rvey%3FimgCount%3DspMediaCount%26state%3DspBatchState%26batchId%3DspBatchI

d%26albumId%3DspAlbumId


Here is the corresponding decoded return URL:

com.salesforce.fieldservice://v1/sObject/spAlbumId/flow/TakeSurvey?imgCount=spMediaCount&state=spBatchState&batchId=spBatchId&albumId=spAlbumId


In the above URL, you will notice that the Flow name is TakeSurvey. This value should correspond to the App Extension of type Flow that will be used to launch the Field Service Mobile Flow within the SFS app. We will explain how to configure this App Extension later on. For now, just keep in mind that the Flow name used in the return URL should match the actual App Extension Name.


For more detailed information about the deeplink schema for the Field Service Mobile App, refer to the following article:

Deep Linking Schema for the Field Service Mobile App


  • Go to the Elements tab and drag and drop a Screen element next to the Get Records element.
  • For the Screen Element:
    • Label: Details Screen
  • Drag and drop a Display Text component on the screen canvas. For the Display Text:
    • API Name: Details
    • In the insert resource search bar, enter the following:

Album ID: {!albumId}

No. of images captured: {!imgCount}

State: {!state}

Batch ID: {!batchId}

  • Click Done
  • Click Done. Connect the Get Records to the Screen.
  • Go to the Elements tab and drag and drop another Screen element next to the Get Records element.
  • For the Screen Element:
    • Label: SharinPix App Launcher
  • Drag and drop a Display Text component on the screen canvas. For the Display Text:
    • API Name: Take_Pictures
    • In the insert resource search bar, select Launch_SharinPix_App
  • Click Done. Connect the previously created Screen to this one.

This is how your Flow should be connected at this point:

  • Save the newly-created flow as SharinPix App Launcher then activate the flow.
  • Next, integrate the newly-created Flow with the SFS app using an App Extension as shown below:

Note:

  • The App Extension should be of type Flow.
  • For this demo, make sure that you insert TakeSurvey as the name. As mentioned earlier, the return URL includes the App Extension's name, therefore, both values should match:

com.salesforce.fieldservice://v1/sObject/spAlbumId/flow/TakeSurvey?imgCount=spMediaCount&state=spBatchState&batchId=spBatchId&albumId=spAlbumId

Tip:

For more information on how to embed a Field Service Flow in an App Extension, refer to the following link:

Creation of an App Extension embedding a Field Service Mobile Flow

  • Once done, go ahead an test your new Flow on the SFS app.

DEMO

You can now access your newly created Action on the SFS app.

  • Open the SFS app.
  • Select the Service Appointment record of a Work Order record.
  • Select Show Actions.
  • Select your newly-created Action, in this case action is labelled as Take Survey:
  • The action will launch the Flow created in the previous section. Below, you can see the details added to the first screen:
  • Click on Next to launch to access the second screen
  • Clcik on Take Pictures using SharinPix app to launch the SharinPix app:
  • Take some pictures using the SharinPix app then select the upload button when done:
  • You will then be directed back to the FSL app. Click on LAUNCH to access the Flow again:
  • Once on the Flow again, you will see the details about the album ID, number of images uploaded, state and batch ID on the first screen as demonstrated below:

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