Referencing an existing value

There are two ways you can reference an existing value in a flow.

You can insert any value from your tenant into the content editor by clicking Insert Value, which opens the Insert a Value dialog box, and selecting the value.

You can also reference the value, using the following format {![my-value]}, where [my-value] is the name of your value. For example, say you would like to insert a value called Lead 1 in a step. Just type {![ Lead 1]} where you want the value to be referenced.

The format is slightly different for values of a certain type. Say, you want to refer to the Lead 1/City value, which is an object of the Lead type from the Salesforce service. The format then is {![ Lead 1].[City]} (the type, followed by the value).

We follow this convention for system values (values assigned dynamically by the Boomi Flow engine during runtime) as well. Remember, system values have a $-sign preceding them. Which means, the $JoinUri system value will be referenced by {![$JoinUri]}.

What happens if we want to reference a system value which is an object of a certain type? For example, $User/Brand. The format, as you may have correctly guessed by now, for that is {![$User].[Brand]} (the type, followed by the value).