Let Flow Users Search for Records by Any Searchable Field

Now flow users can now search by any searchable field and choose from more than five records. Previously, the flow lookup component only supported instant search results. Users could search only by the name field, and the results were capped at five records.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic and all versions of the mobile app in Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions. Lookup screen components are supported only in the Lightning flow runtime.

Why: Now that full lookup search is enabled, there are fewer barriers between flow users and the specific record they’re looking for. Instant search results are still limited to five, like in the lookup field on a record.

Let’s say you want to search for a contact by their email address instead of their name. Click Show All Results for “...”, and the full lookup modal opens.

A full lookup search modal for contact records. The search uses "uog" as an example in the search box.

You can search by any field – as long as that field has been enabled for search. And notice that the result set isn’t limited to the first five records.

A full lookup search modal for contact records. The results show all contacts whose email ends in “uog.com”.