Modifying a type generated by a service

When we install a service in the Flow tenant (like Salesforce, for example), all types associated with the service are also installed in the tenant.

Types added to a tenant via a service installation, can only be updated via the Flow API, specifically this endpoint. To do this:

  1. Click API. This opens the Flow inbuilt API client.
  2. Copy-paste /api/draw/1/element/type in the address field.
  3. Click GET. This populates the Response column, with the types in the tenant.
  4. Copy-paste the JSON of the type you want to update, from the Response column to the Request column.
  5. Add the parameter overrideService=true, and click POST.

NOTE: If you subsequently update the service, any changes to the type that you may have made will be overwritten.


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