Use Case - Updating a Task for a Known Contact in Salesforce

Update tasks for a known contacts in Salesforce.

In this use case, we want to use the Nimbus Power Automate Connector for the following Salesforce interaction scenarios:

  1. When a call comes in then populate the caller data from the Salesforce contacts.
  2. When the call remains unhandled (no agent available, customer hung up), then log a new call task in Salesforce with a due date and assign to the corresponding account manager.

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At this point we assume you have a Salesforce account with admin privileges.

To connect to Power Automate to your Salesforce instance, perform the steps below.

  1. Log into your Power Automate account. Within the main menu, go to Data > Connections. Click "New Connection" and select "Salesforce "
  2. When adding the connector, note that this requires a Premium Power Automate account. 💡 Cost of this connector is outside of Luware product scope.
  3. Select your URI, and the API Version and create the connection

☝ We highly recommend testing in a "Sandbox" or creating a new account in Salesforce to test the connection. You can delete the account permanently after testing your solution.

You have already created the flow: Use Case - Looking up caller information and creating a task in Salesforce.

🤔 Why is this necessary? In the flow of this use case you learn to create and use Nimbus parameters which are also required in this flow.


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How-To Steps

Create the Flow

✅ Ensure that your service's workflow has a "Accept ConversationWorkflow Activity which starts the "GetOnUpdatedTasksTrigger Event.

  1. Start your flow with the a "GetOnUpdatedTasks" Nimbus activity.
  2. Select the "Queue Left" Event. If this event is raised, it means the caller has not been connected to an Agent.

Check SFTaskID Parameter

✅ If the contact had been found in Salesforce in the previous Flow, then there should be a value in the SFTaskID parameter. 

💡 We created these Parameters in Use Case - Looking up caller information and creating a task in Salesforce.

  1. Initialize a variable SFTaskID and write the following expression to it:
    1. NameSFTaskID
    2. TypeString
    3. ValuetriggerOutputs()?['body/customerContextParameters/SFTaskID']
  2. Add a Control > "Condition" element to the flow and check on the SFTaskID variable

    ✅ In the "If no" branch, the SFTaskId is not an empty string, so we want to update the task.

Update the Task in Salesforce

✅ If the SFTaskID is not an empty string, then we can update the Salesforce task as with a due date in two days.

  1. Add a "Get future time" element as follows:
    • Interval 2
    • Time unit Day
  2. Then add the "Update record" element from the Salesforce connector and set the values to:
    • Salesforce Object Type = Tasks
    • RecordID = SFTaskID
    • Due Date Only = Future Time
  3. Update other values as you like. Here is an example:
    • Subject Call Back - Missed Incoming Call via Nimbus service @{triggerOutputs()?['body/teamName']} at @{formatDateTime(triggerOutputs()?['body/created'],' hh:mm tt')}
    • Description =
      You've received a call via nimbus service @{triggerOutputs()?['body/teamName']}. The call has not been handled.
      Details:Number: @{triggerOutputs()?['body/microsoftCallerId']}
      Ring Time: @{formatDateTime(triggerOutputs()?['body/created'],' hh:mm tt')}to @{formatDateTime(triggerOutputs()?['body/terminated'],' hh:mm tt')}
    • Call Type Inbound
    • Call Object Identifier RequestId

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