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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!"

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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.


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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S'occuper d'une erreur FillDataElements en Jitterbit

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

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.

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Better Salesforce Insert/Update Operations with Jitterbit Caching

28 Oct 2019 🔖 salesforce jitterbit integration tutorials tips 💬 EN

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?

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Disabling Lightning Experience w/ Python and Selenium in Salesforce

12 Sep 2019 🔖 salesforce tutorials python selenium 💬 EN

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?)

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Recalculating Salesforce Formula Fields in Apex

10 Sep 2019 🔖 salesforce apex tips tutorials 💬 EN ( FR )

Salesforce Winter ‘20 has a new Formula class in Apex – check out what it can do.

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Recalcul des champs de formule Salesforce en Apex

10 Sep 2019 🔖 salesforce apex astuces tutoriels 💬 FR ( EN )

L’édition hiver ‘20 de Salesforce inclue une nouvelle classe Apex Formule – regardez ici un exemple de ses capacités.

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No-Permissions Salesforce Profile w/ Python and Selenium

23 Aug 2019 🔖 salesforce tutorials python selenium 💬 EN

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.

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Python Pandas For Excel on vBrownBag - show notes

21 Aug 2019 🔖 python pandas excel csv spreadsheet 💬 EN

Here are show notes from my Python Pandas for Excel webinar episode on Chris Williams’s marvelous Python for DevOps series on the vBrownBag channel:

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Forcelandia 2019 XML & JSON Conference Talk Resources

31 Jul 2019 🔖 salesforce xml json 💬 EN

Slides (PDF), links, etc. from my “Forcelandia” Salesforce community conference talk
XML & JSON For Total Beginners

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Salesforce Apex Performance: new ID map vs. for loop

08 Jul 2019 🔖 salesforce tips triggers 💬 EN

Salesforce developers: Have you ever hand-built a Map of SObjects by ID with a for loop? Are you sure you should?

Don’t forget about the magic of Apex’s keyword “new.”

It runs faster and can help reduce your CPU limit consumption.

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