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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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Proper-Casing CSV/XLSX Data With Python

10 Jan 2019 💬 EN

Helen Anderson’s Dev.to article “Excel Series: Formulas and Functions” went around Twitter today, and her first steps were so beautifully simple I thought, “Hey, let’s see what they look like in Python for a little compare-and-contrast.”

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Filter a large CSV file with Python

08 Jan 2019 💬 EN ( FR )

The problem with large files in Excel isn’t generally the size, per se. It’s that Excel tries to show you all its work. To modify huge CSV or XLSX files, such as exports from your Salesforce “Task” and “Contact” tables, consider writing code with a language like Python.

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Filtrer un gros fichier CSV avec Python

08 Jan 2019 💬 FR ( EN )

Le problème avec de gros fichiers en Excel, ce n’est pas généralement la taille de vos fichiers. C’est que Excel essaie de vous montrer tous ses calculs. Considérez donc un langage de programmation tel que Python pour modifier de gros fichiers CSV et XLSX, comme les exportations de vos tableaux Salesforce comme “Tâche” et “Contact.”

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Dedupe Salesforce NPSP Emails with Python

23 Nov 2018 💬 EN

Salesforce #AwesomeAdmin Matthew (@matthewsalibi) asked how he could use Python to deduplicate Salesforce NPSP email addresses across several fields. Today I’ll provide you a script you can copy, paste, and try on your own data. And for the geeks, I’ll break it down and explain how every line works.

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Python for Salesforce Real-Life Challenge: NPSP Email Deduping

12 Nov 2018 💬 EN

Salesforce #AwesomeAdmin, reader, and “Office Hours” attendee Matthew (@matthewsalibi) got Python up and running on his computer, and is ready to dive into looking for duplicates in his Salesforce “Contacts” table. But he’s on the Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP), and a given email address might be in any of several fields. Today we’ll lay out his question … stay tuned for the answer!

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