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Allow non-string attribute types like Map and Object for Flow Local Actions

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Local actions in Flow are pretty darn cool, but they're also somewhat limited to what you can pass into a string attribute.

For example, let's say I want to take users to a create record screen, passing in default field values. I can do this with a lightning component via e.force:createRecord and then setting the field & values as a param. 

If I wanted to make this a general component and not create a createrecord component for every sobject with hard-coded fields, I need to pass in a Map, something that'll let me set defaultFieldValues with multiple keys and values. lightning:availableForFlowActions doesn't allow this at this time. 

It's only acceptingn strings, which leaves passing json and parsing it in the controller which is not recommended. 

If I could pass a map value in and then in Flow set the value of the attribute in the local action like: {ParentId : 'a0Bc0000005vzzhEAA', Name : 'Record name' } I could create an extremly flexible component with more than a single use.

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