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.
I worked in the best parts of my Forcelandia talk about how familiarizing yourself with these file formats can help you even if you're not a programmer and added an exclusive book-only section on YAML.
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.
21 Aug 2019
31 Jul 2019
08 Jul 2019
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.