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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

A Tip A Day #13 – Data Load Non-English Characters into Salesforce

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #3 - Data Load Non-English Characters If your csv file has Non-English characters (eg: Chinese characters) to data load into Salesforce.  Then are 2 settings you need to set for that data to load into Salesforce …

A Tip A Day #12 – BEST MESSAGE EVER

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #12 - BEST MESSAGE EVER As part of this blog series, A Tip A Day, I post Salesforce learnings every day but for a change I thought I should post this message I received today - …

A Tip A Day #11 – Workaround for PriceBookEntry Trigger/Workflow

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #9 - Workaround for PricebookEntry Trigger Salesforce has quite a few limitations on Product, Pricebook and Pricebookentry objects. The one that I recently faced on Pricebookentry is that we are not allowed to write triggers on Pricebookentry …

A Tip A Day #10 – ISCLONE in Trigger

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #10 - ISCLONE in Trigger Triggers work on events like Insert, Update, Delete, Undelete.  There are requirements where you need to perform actions on Cloning of records too.  Salesforce has the default method that checks whether …

A Tip A Day #9 – VALIDATION ON CLONED RECORD

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #9 - Validation on Cloned record #ISCLONE Requirement: Is to not let the Users select Closed Won as the stage of the Opportunity when they clone an Opportunity.  In other scenarios, when users clone a Closed Won …

A Tip A Day #8 – Display Line Breaks of Long Text Area in VF Page

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #8 - Display Line Breaks of Long Text Area in Visualforce page. I have a field of type long text area called "Description" in Products object.  The value of this is generally a couple of paragraphs or …

A Tip A Day #7 – US Phone Validation Using RegEx

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #7 - US Phone Validation Using RegEx (Regular Expression) US Phone Number :  222-333-4444 String phone = '222-333-4444'; String WrongPhone = '222-333' //This is the pattern that matches with the above phone number format String regExPhone …

A Tip A Day #6 – Need a Free Salesforce Mentor? Want to become a Mentor?

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning! Day #6 - Want to volunteer to be a Salesforce Mentor or Mentee for free? Seeking to volunteer as a Mentor? Want to learn Salesforce with the help of a mentor for free? Join Mentorship Central Mentorship …

A Tip A Day #5 – AppExchange Apps to scan Business/Name Cards

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #5 - AppExchange Apps to scan Business/Name Cards Lately, I have been researching on Apps that could scan Business Cards (Name Cards) so the Sales team can just scan the Name cards they collect to create …

A Tip A Day #4 – Formula To Add Months To Date Field (Easy? Read on!)

This post is a part of the daily blog series  A Tip A Day, daily dosage of learning!  Day #4 - Add Months to a Date field Requirement I have a Start Date field and No of Months field.  I need to calculate End Date using the 2 fields.  The idea is just just calculate the …