Dreamforce 2017 Highlights

For the last 4 years at Dreamforce, Salesforce has announced at least 1 brand new product - Chatter, Salesforce1, Lightning, Einstein! But this year, I'm sure you haven't heard a "new product name" so far.  Yes, no new "product name" but Salesforce did announce a slew of new awesome products - all focused on Personalization …

My Salesforce Career Story and Career Guidance for Students & Salesforce Starters – Featured on AppleForA

I have shared my Salesforce Career Story and answered the most intriguing questions faced by Students who are looking to start their careers in Salesforce technology. Though I have answered the questions aiming at Students, this will also be very useful for those who are looking to switch to Salesforce technology or starting their careers …

New MVP – Corey Snow shares his journey

  Corey Snow has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is his journey to MVP status in his own words! Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do? I serve as …

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A Tip A Day #24 – 3 Ways to delete an Apex class from Production

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #24 - THREE Ways to remove an Apex class from Production In a scenario, you no longer want to use the functionality in your apex class remove it from your Salesforce production org, so as to reduce the …

A Tip A Day #23 – 5 Ways To Stop Trigger In Production

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #23 - FIVE Ways To Stop Trigger In Production In a scenario, you no longer want to use the functionality in your trigger and want to turn it off in your Salesforce production org, as in make …

A Tip A Day #22 – Official Salesforce Practice Test for Administrator Certification

This post is a part of the daily blog series A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #22 - Official Salesforce Practice Test for Administrator Certification Are you preparing for your Salesforce Administrator certification and looking for a practice test to test your knowledge, find your strengths and weaknesses - look no further …

Free Certification Preparation Webinars by Salesforce – Nov 2017!

UPDATED :  NOVEMBER SESSIONS Note:  With the merger of Salesforce University with Trailhead, this post name has been renamed to "Trailhead Certification Preparation Webinars"! Preparing for Your Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant Certification November 13 2017 Time: 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM IST | Singapore - 11:30 AM - 5:00 PM | Sydney - 1:30 PM - 7:00 PM …

A Tip A Day #21 – PriceBookEntry Creation with StandardPrice

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #21 - PriceBookEntry Creation with StandardPrice We have a Product with a standard price of say $100.  As shown below, in Salesforce UI, it is easy to add a product and add a standard price (related …

A Tip A Day #20 – Deploy while running Scheduled Jobs

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #20 - Deploy while running Scheduled Jobs While deploying an apex class via change sets or Force.com IDE, you sometimes receive one of these error messages - "Schedulable class has jobs pending or in progress" " …

A Tip A Day #19 – Set Currency of User

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #19 - Set Currency of User I have a user whose current Currency is set as SGD - Singapore Dollar Requirement The requirement is now to change the Currency of the user to USD.  Simple? I thought …

A Tip A Day #18 – Rollup Summary Decimals in Database

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #18 - Rollup Summary Decimals in Database Lets say you have a rollup summary field of decimal on your master object record which is a SUM of currency field of your child records. Scenario: For a child …

A Tip A Day #17 – Upload Records with Inactive Owner

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #17 - Upload Records with Inactive Owner Recently I was migrating few old records into Salesforce using Data loader.  The upload csv file had of course Record Owner field referring to the User record.  I got …

A Tip A Day #16 – Report on Duplicate Records in Salesforce

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #16 - Report on Duplicate Records in Salesforce Salesforce has configuration setup to identify duplicate records when users create new records.  While setting it up, you have an option to 1) alert the user about it and …

New MVP – Abhilasha Singh shares her journey

Abhilasha Singh, has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for her outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is her journey to MVP status in her own words. Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do? I am a Salesforce …

A Tip A Day #15 – Salesforce for Beginners!

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #15 - Salesforce for Beginners! Where to get started in trailhead? is the common question raised because Trailhead is a Library now.  Finding the right block of books is important in starting your learning journey with …

New MVP – Pritam Shekhawat shares his journey

Pritam Shekhawat has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is his journey to MVP status in his own words!   Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do? I am working …

New MVP – Amit Chaudhary shares his journey

Ami Chaudhary has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is his journey to MVP status in his own words! Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do? I am working in …

New MVP – Sadahiro Suzuki shares his journey

Sadahiro Suzuki has been awarded with MVP status by Salesforce in September 2017 for his outstanding contribution to Salesforce community in sharing knowledge, leadership skills, and showing creativity within the Salesforce Community.  Here is his journey to MVP status in his own words! Brief Intro about yourself? What do you do? I am a Salesforce …

A Tip A Day #14 – Data Load Date and DateTime Fields

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #14 - Data Load Date / DateTime Fields into Salesforce While data loading any Date fields into Salesforce, remember to include the TIMEZONE as well in your csv file.  If you miss the time zone, it …