Deploy Active Processes and Flows Using Change Sets or Metadata API

You can choose to deploy processes and flows as part of a continuous integration and continuous delivery model without manually activating them. Previously, processes and flows were always deployed as inactive. In production orgs, a new setting lets you deploy a new active version of a process or flow via change sets or Metadata API. This setting doesn't appear in non-production orgs (such as scratch, sandbox, and developer orgs), because you can always deploy a new active version.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Essentials, Professional, Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.

How: You must opt in to deploy active processes and flows. From Setup, enter Process Automation Settings in the Quick Find box, then select Process Automation Settings. Select Deploy processes and flows as active.

When you deploy an active process or flow in a production org, Salesforce runs your org’s Apex tests and confirms that enough of your processes and flows have test coverage. Specifically, the Apex tests must launch at least 75% of the total number of active processes and active autolaunched flows in your org. The required percentage is the same as the code coverage requirement for Apex code. If the required percentage isn’t met, the deployment is rolled back.

Related Updates for Developers

Metadata API
Updated result object: DeployResult
Updated SOAP call: runTests()