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.)
So check out the tutorials. Play with code. Tell me about your triumphs.
06 Nov 2019
I received an
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.
04 Nov 2019
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.Continue Reading
01 Nov 2019
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
31 Oct 2019
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.
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).
31 Oct 2019
Aujourd’hui, c’est l’Halloween. Et Jitterbit m’a bien effrayé en lançant une erreur
FillDataElements lorsque j’élaborais une opération d’insertion Salesforce.
Hou là là ! 👻
Heureusement, j’ai découvert une bêtise (réélaborer l’opération de zéro) qui m’a plu autant que des friandises.
28 Oct 2019
Combined with “external ID” fields, Salesforce’s “upsert” data-loading option is a godsend for dumping data from legacy systems into Salesforce.
But what do you do if you only want to insert new records or only want to update existing records, using the external ID as an inter-system matching key, considering Salesforce’s “insert” and “update” operations don’t support matching on external IDs?
12 Sep 2019
You saw me be too lazy to click buttons in No-Permissions Salesforce Profile w/ Python and Selenium: watch me do it again turning Lightning Experience off in all my Custom Profiles.
(And watch me get shunned from the Salesforce community for making it easier to neuter the Winter ‘20 release feature that flips Lightning Experience on?)
10 Sep 2019
Salesforce Winter ‘20 has a new
Formula class in Apex – check out what it can do.
10 Sep 2019
L’édition hiver ‘20 de Salesforce inclue une nouvelle classe Apex
Formule – regardez ici un exemple de ses capacités.
23 Aug 2019
I needed a fresh “no permissions” Salesforce profile in a mature org.
I couldn’t get the Metadata API working fast enough to my liking, so I gave up and built a “robot version” of myself with Python and Selenium, hijacked my own browser, and watched fake-me click thousands of buttons at computer speed.
(Does that make my computer itself the #AwesomeAdmin?)
Here’s how I did it.