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Bulkify Process Builder

Process Automation

It appears that the new Lightining Process Builder (Beta) is running on the trigger flow engine, which has some bulk limitations. The Process Builder is great because it allows admins to easily build a process that would noramally have to be written in Apex. For example, the cross object limits do not apply to the Process Builder, so an admin can traverse as many relationships to look up values as well as update and create records. 

The problem that I have found is that each one of these lookups and updates uses a SOQL query. And because the process is not bulkified, like workflow rules, if the process is triggered on more than 100 records (perhaps during a mass update, or new lead upload), a trigger flow error is hit (caused by: Too many SOQL queries: 101). Also, each look up is it's own SOQL query, so if there are two lookups in the process uploads of 50 or more will fail, and so on.

I would like to see both the process builder and the trigger flow functionality bulkified, so admins can create great processes without having to move to Apex due to limits.

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  • Jennifer Sacks - 4 years ago

    All, I have confirmed with the product manager that this idea is delivered in Winter '16. Record creates were already bulkified when we originally released process builder. The PM pointed out there is often a misunderstanding of what is causing most use cases to hit limits. The operation may be to create a bunch of records, but the queries associated are actually the main cause of limit errors. In such cases, you are hitting platform limits. At this point, Process Builder & Flow are as optimized and bulkified as possible. For those purely reacting to the details captured in the release notes, we will be updating that content to make it clearer. 

    If you have a platform limits use case, the PM would love to hear it as her team explores enhancements to overall limits. 
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