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The Essential Guide to Launching Flow from LWC in Salesforce Lightning CRM

Launch flow from lwc

In this blog post, learn how to launch a simple screen flow from the lightning web component (LWC).

lightning-flow base component in Salesforce allows developers to embed the screen flow inside the LWC. This base component also supports passing parameters between flow and LWC.

The scope of this article is to create a screen flow and launch it from the LWC using a lightning-flow base component.

Create a screen flow

Log in to Salesforce > Navigate to setup from the gear icon

Search with the flow in the Quick Find box (1), Click Flows under Process Automation (2), Click the New Flow button (3)

Salesforce setup

Select Screen flow and click Create button

Create screen flow in salesforce

Click + option in the canvas and add a screen element

Screen flow canvas

Add Display Text from the toolbox to the screen element, and fill in the required details in the right section. Click Done button

Add screen element in the flow

Save the flow and activate.

Create Lightning Web Component




import { LightningElement } from 'lwc';
 export default class CreateContact extends LightningElement {


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<LightningComponentBundle xmlns="">

Deploy LWC to the sandbox, add it to the record page from the app builder, and save. 

Refresh the page. You must see the screen flow launched from the LWC as shown below

Launch flow from lwc in a flexi page

Closing comments

We have seen how to invoke flow from the LWC.

Did you know that LWC can be called from lightning flow? This will be the topic of our next blog post.

If any queries, comments, or feedback, please post them in the comments section below.

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