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My goal is to help you work faster.

I must speak and teach until I hear 10 people say, "That thing you taught me? I used it! And it saved me time!"

(Ahem ... although maybe blogging slower than I'd hoped. Ugh, coders' repetitive stress injury.)

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Migrating my Salesforce org backups from Eclipse to VSCode without messing up Git

07 Nov 2019 🔖 salesforce vscode eclipse 💬 EN

Here’s how I migrated all my “Salesforce configuration metadata backups” from Eclipse to VSCode without my 5-year-old Git history really caring.

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Workaround: Salesforce Flow Picklist-Related Invalid Type Error

06 Nov 2019 🔖 salesforce tips flow apex 💬 EN

I received an INVALID_TYPE_ON_FIELD_IN_RECORD / value not of required type error that made no sense when editing a Salesforce flow. Turns out it’s a known error. Here’s how I got around it.

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A Jitterbit Case Study: Higher Education Adventures in Salesforce

04 Nov 2019 🔖 salesforce jitterbit integration 💬 EN

Boy have I been on a database integration adventure these last few weeks. In this series, I’ll review some of the more interesting hoops I jumped through with Jitterbit to load data in CSV files provided by an external admissions application partner (think common app … only this was a much smaller organization) into tables of a Salesforce org.

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Solved: 2 Salesforce ETL Errors

01 Nov 2019 🔖 salesforce integration tips jitterbit 💬 EN

I’m blogging about 2 Salesforce errors I ran into today so that your search results will, hopefully, be a little bit more helpful when you, too, see them.

bad value for restricted picklist field & id value of incorrect type

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Clearing A Jitterbit FillDataElements Error

31 Oct 2019 🔖 salesforce jitterbit integration tips 💬 EN ( FR )

Today is Halloween, so to scare me, Jitterbit threw a “FillDataElements” error when I tried to build a Salesforce Insert operation and it didn’t like something I’d tried to do with a date.

Boo!

Luckily … I found a trick (rebuilding my Operation from scratch once I’d fixed the underlying problems) that brought me a treat (the error stopped appearing).

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