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" " …

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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 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 …

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 …

Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder – Summer ’17 Release Exam

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

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 - …

Reports and Dashboards Enhancements – Released in Summer’17

I found this post in my drafts, drafted long ago. I missed to publish - Better late than never, so posting now! #LatePost This post specifically highlights the features of Lightning Report Builder released in Summer'17! Add Dashboard Filters in Lightning Experience Add, edit, or remove filters from your Lightning Experience dashboard directly. Without dashboard filters, you’d …

Lightning App Builder Enhancements – Released in Winter’18

Check out the the other "Lightning Experience features" released in Winter'18. Check out the "Reports & Dashboards" Features of Winter'18 This post specifically highlights the features of Lightning App Builder released in Winter'18! Make Your Lightning Pages Dynamic Now you can control when a component appears on a record page by adding filter conditions and logic to …

Reports and Dashboards Enhancements – Released in Winter’18

Check out the the other "Lightning Experience features" released in Winter'18. Check out new "Lightning App Builder" features This post specifically highlights the features of Lightning Report Builder released in Winter'18! Introducing Lightning Report Builder Lightning Report Builder : Differences Between the Lightning and Classic Report Builders Feature Difference Report Formats In the Salesforce Classic report builder, you …

Sales Cloud Lightning Experience features released in Winter’18

Check out Lightning Report Builder & latest enhancements to "Reports & Dashboards" in Lightning Experience. Check out new "Lightning App Builder" features Lightning Experience Enhancements Lightning Experience Gets a New Look and Feel More information density and less white space Improved legibility (using font size and color) Added color and a background image.  (Setup --> Themes …

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 …

Trailhead APAC – Certification Prep Webinars (May-Sep 2017)!

Updated dates for September sessions! Register now!!

Note:  With the merger of Salesforce University with Trailhead, this post name has been updated “Salesforce University Trailhead Certification Preparation Webinars”!

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UPDATED :  AUGUST & SEPTEMBER SESSIONS

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 #2
Time: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM IST | Singapore – 2:30 PM – 7:40 PM | Sydney – 4:30 PM – 9:30 PM
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1131437430938958849

September 13 2017 – Session #3
Time : 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM IST | Singapore – 11:30 AM – 6:00 PM | Sydney – 1:30 PM – 8:00 PM
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8966969607883544067


Salesforce Sales Cloud Consultant Certification

September 11 2017
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM IST | Singapore – 11:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Sydney – 1:30 PM – 7:00 PM
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2934356125578770947


Salesforce Service Cloud Consultant Certification

September 12 2017
Time : 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM IST | Singapore –…

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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 a 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 …