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Build Logic to Determine the Right Discount to Apply

 

Determine the Right Discount to Apply

Next, the flow needs to determine the discount to apply. In their new discounting program, Acme Wireless awards discounts based on the account’s annual revenue: the higher the revenue, the larger the discount. In this step, a Decision element routes the flow along one of several paths—also known as outcomes—depending on annual revenue.

Create three outcomes based on annual revenue.

  • Full Discount Applied when the account’s annual revenue is greater than $200,000,000
  • Partial Discount Applied when the account’s annual revenue is between $100,000,000 and $200,000,000
  • No Discount (default) Applied when neither of the other outcomes’ conditions are met
  1. After the Find Related Account element, hover over Add Element and click Add Element.
  2. Click Decision.
  3. For Label, enter Determine Discount.
  4. Create an outcome for the full discount.
    1. Under OUTCOME DETAILS, for Label, enter Full Discount.
    2. Set the outcome criteria. For Condition Requirements to Execute Outcome, use All Conditions Are Met (AND). Type Account in Resource, click on Account from Find_Related_Account >, then select AnnualRevenue.

      Field Value
      Resource {!Find_Related_Account.AnnualRevenue}
      Operator Greater Than
      Value 200000000
    3. These criteria tell the element to route the flow along the Full Discount path only if the annual revenue of the account is greater than $200,000,000. The Determine Discount decision element with the first condition added
  5. Create an outcome for the partial discount. This outcome is based on the annual revenue being between two values, so use two criteria.
      1. Click + by OUTCOME ORDER.
      2. For Label, enter Partial Discount.
      3. Set the outcome criteria for the lower revenue limit.
    Field Value
    Resource {!Find_Related_Account.AnnualRevenue}
    Operator Greater Than or Equal
    Value 100000000
  6. Click Add Condition. When you add a condition, Flow Builder applies the boolean operator AND by default. If you want the flow to take this path, every condition must be true. Here, AND is exactly what you want: only apply a partial discount when the annual revenue is above the lower revenue limit AND below the upper revenue limit. A view of the Decision element after a condition row has been added
  7. Set the outcome criteria for the upper revenue limit.
    Field Value
    Resource {!Find_Related_Account.AnnualRevenue}
    Operator Less Than or Equal
    Value 200000000
  8. These criteria tell the element to route the flow along the partial discount path only if the annual revenue of the account is greater than or equal to $100,000,000 and less than or equal to $200,000,000. 
    A view of the Decision Element overlay with the second condition added
  9. Configure the default outcome, which occurs if the account’s annual revenue doesn’t meet the criteria for a full discount or a partial discount.
      1. Click Default Outcome.
      2. For Label, replace the predefined value with No Discount.
      3. Click Done.
  10. Just to be safe, save your progress.

Here’s what your flow should look like.

A view of the Flow Builder canvas after adding the Determine Discount Decision element

Assign Numerical Values to Discounts 

At this point, the flow knows the annual revenue of the account and can use that value to determine the right kind of discount. But the discounts—full, partial, or no—are abstract. To be useful, each discount needs to link to a numerical value: 10%, 5%, and 0%.

Here, you’ll create a variable in which to store the discount values. Then you’ll use Assignment elements to update that variable with the right percentage based on the outcome: full, partial, or none. To change a variable’s value, you’ll use the Assignment element’s Equals operator. It sets a variable to a value, such as a number or string.

Full Discount 

  1. On the Full Discount path, hover over Add Element and click Add Element.
  2. Click Assignment.
  3. For Label, enter Discount is 10%.
  4. To store the discount percentage, create a variable. You’ll also use this variable for the percentages of the other outcomes.
    1. For Variable, select New Resource.
    2. Configure the variable.
      Field Value
      Resource Type Variable
      API Name Discount
      Description Stores the discount percentage in whole number format
      Data Type Number
      Decimal Places 2
      Available for input and Available for output Leave unchecked
    3. Click Done. You’ll use this variable to update the opportunity later. Just like the name variable suggests, its value varies based on which discount the opportunity gets.
  5. For Operator, select Equals.
  6. For Value, enter 10. A view of the Assignment overlay for the full discount
  7. Click Done.

Here’s what your flow should look like.

A view of the Flow Builder canvas after the Full Discount assignment step

Partial Discount 

A full discount isn’t the only possible outcome in this flow, so let’s configure another assignment—this one for when a partial discount is appropriate.

  1. On the Partial Discount path, hover over Add Element and click Add Element.
  2. Click Assignment.
  3. For Label, enter Discount is 5%.
  4. For Variable, select Discount.
  5. For Operator, select Equals.
  6. For Value, enter 5. A view of the Set Variable Values overlay
  7. Click Done.

Here’s what your flow should look like.

A view of the Flow Builder canvas for the Partial Discount assignment step

No Discount 

One last outcome to take care of! You need an Assignment element to cover the scenario where the opportunity isn’t eligible for a discount.

  1. On the No Discount path, hover over Add Element and click Add Element.
  2. Click Assignment.
  3. For Label, enter Discount is 0%.
  4. For Variable, select Discount.
  5. For Operator, select Equals.
  6. For Value, enter 0. Here's what the Set Variable Values overlay should look like. A view of the Set Variable Values overlay for no discount
  7. Click Done.
  8. Just to be safe, save the flow.

Here’s what your flow should look like.

A view of the Flow Builder canvas for the No Discount assignment step

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