Reference System-Provided Values

Use system variables in formulas to easily reference information in your organization.
To add a system variable, click System Variable when you build your formula. System Variable ButtonYou can use these system variable types in your formula:
  • $API
  • $Organization
  • $Profile
  • $System
  • $User
  • $UserRole


Your process notifies the owner of a contact record if it’s changed by another user. Use a system variable in your formula criteria to reference the user value.

[Case].ContactId <> $User.ContactId

If this formula evaluates to true, your process notifies the contact record’s owner.

For more information, see “Understanding Global Variables” in the Salesforce Help.