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Decoding Trailhead Admin-Beginner Modules

Where to get started in Salesforce? I'm new to this ecosystem, how to learn Salesforce? What is the best way to switch to Salesforce from other technologies? People quite frequently post these kind of questions in Salesforce forums and the most common... Continue Reading →

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A Tip A Day #3 – Outlook & Salesforce Integration

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #3 - Outlook & Salesforce Integration There are 2 products offered by Salesforce and Microsoft for this integration.  The products help... Continue Reading →

A Tip A Day #2 – Display custom popup message while Submitting for Approval

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #2 - Display custom popup message while Submitting for Approval Standard Approval Process Feature: When you setup Standard Approval process on any... Continue Reading →

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I – Summer ’17 Release Exam

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer 1 Maintenance Release Exam Summer 17 Question and Answers

Webinar: Hot Tips to Get You Building Salesforce with ⚡ Lightning Components ⚡ The first in our APAC online workshop series kicks off this August with a super charged session about Lightening Components... Join Master Instructor Rahul Shah to learn... Continue Reading →

Protected: PRIVATE – Salesforce Certification Preparation

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Practice Exam – Sales Cloud Consultant Certification

Here is the latest Practice Exam (2017) from the Certification Prep Webinar Series conducted by Salesforce University for the Sales Cloud Consultant certification.  You will not find these slides anywhere (unless you take the classroom sessions). The slides have been made Private.  To get... Continue Reading →

Sales Cloud Consultant Certification Preparation Slides

Here are the slides from the Certification Prep Webinar Series conducted by Salesforce University for the Sales Cloud Consultant certification.  You will not find these slides anywhere. This was delivered by Salesforce Certified Instructors.  The slides explain in detail each of the topics that are... Continue Reading →

Salesforce University APAC – Certification Prep Webinars (May-Aug 2017)!

AUGUST' 2017  UPDATE Preparing for Your Salesforce Administrator Certification 1 August 2017 - Session #1 Time: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM IST | Singapore – 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Sydney - 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3251550935988708353 1 August 2017 - Session... Continue Reading →

7 Ways to Lock a Record in Salesforce

In this blog post, I'd be discussing the different ways to lock a Salesforce record in UI.  By lock, I mean, the user shouldn't be able to edit the field values of the record.  I have identified 7 ways to lock... Continue Reading →

Platform Developer 1 – Certification Preparation Slides

Here are the slides from the Certification Prep Webinar Series conducted by Salesforce University for the Platform Developer 1 certification.  You will not find these slides anywhere. This was delivered by Salesforce Certified Instructors.  The slides explain in detail each of the topics that are... Continue Reading →

Salesforce Optimizer – Scan Your Org Customization

Salesforce has introduced Optimizer to evaluate your Salesforce org implementation which determines how your company uses "certain" Salesforce features, then identifies ways that you can improve.  This is available for free for everyone. You can run Optimizer in sandbox/production to receive... Continue Reading →

Salesforce Developer Certification Expiration Timeline

As you all know Salesforce Developer Certification (401) has been retired starting Feb 2017, and many are confused on the next process - especially when to take the transition exam and when to stop doing the maintenance exam. I have already... Continue Reading →

Salesforce Certification Tracks

Here's the handy Salesforce Certification Paths!

Certified Success: Salesforce Admin Certification Guide

SfdcFanBoy joins other Salesforce experts to be featured in Mason Frank's Salesforce Administration Certification guide. Certified Success: Salesforce Admin Certification Guide

Bulk Scheduling Dashboard Refresh using Apex Batch

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One fine day, I was browsing through the questions on Answers Community. A gentleman posted that his organization had over 150 dashboards which need to be refreshed simultaneously at a particular time of the day and currently they are doing it manually, which I understood was a tremendous overhead. I thought for a while and started posting an answer pointing towards whats stopping him to schedule a dashboard refresh. But then I thought maybe I should check the documentation and what I found was –

  • “Run Reports” & “Schedule Dashboards” permissions is necessary to refresh dashboard and schedule dashboard refresh respectively. [AB : Ok, thats fine.]
  • Unlimited and Performance Edition users can schedule up to two dashboard refreshes an hour per day. Enterprise Edition users can schedule up to one dashboard refresh an hour per day. [AB : Wooh, Whatttt!]
  • Additional scheduled dashboards may be available for purchase.  [AB : Makes sense, performance…

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