Posts by Pasan Eeriyagama

TIP OF THE WEEK: How to redirect or perform action after force:createRecord form submit

In Salesforce Lightning platform we use different lightning events to communicate between components. One such event is force:createRecord which enables calling salesforce lightning record creation from custom lightning components/apps. This becomes handy as it saves the effort of building custom components to handle the record creation process.   In force:createRecord there isn’t a straight forward way…

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What is the most effective student self help?

Firstly, what is self help? Self-help is self-explanatory – meaning it needs to minimal to no human interaction for users to get help efficiently. A major advantage option that is available to enable effective student self-help is Case Management.   In Salesforce, this is an out-of-the-box feature which provides any organisation with their wings for…

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TIP OF THE WEEK: What are Salesforce Cheat Sheets?

Salesforce Cheat Sheets are concise, quick references to various Salesforce technologies – summarizing the most important aspects in a compact, searchable and printable forms. These can become handy to refer to on the go.   Salesforce 1 Developer Cheatsheet This is compiled with useful notes for building Salesforce mobile Apps, customizing them, adding Visualforce, lightning…

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What is the Salesforce Education Data Architecture (EDA) Telemetry Feature for?

In order to evolve EDA, the Telemetry functionality captures different levels of usage and user adoption.  These metrics will guide the product’s evolution. Of course no personally identifiable information is collected thorough EDA Feature Telemetry, as the focus is on collecting information about what features are being used by organisations and what’s not in active…

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Advanced Feature Management in Salesforce and why its so important

At WDCi we’ve developed a framework for advanced feature management, we call this TDTM (Table Driven Trigger Management)and it’s a solution to manage Salesforce Apex Triggers. Salesforce introduced this concept with their Nonprofit Starter Pack (NPSP). TDTM is new to the majority of Salesforce users, which is why you haven’t heard much chatter about it. Salesforce has not released a…

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TIP OF THE WEEK: APEX Switch Statements

APEX Switch Statements was introduced in the Salesforce Summer 18 release.   What are APEX Switch Statements? Switch Statements are a programming control structure. They can be a substitute when using nested if-else control structures. Until the Summer 18 Release, Salesforce APEX code didn’t have this ability. Did you know that This Salesforce idea has been circling on…

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TIP OF THE WEEK: Salesforce Record Id Behavior in Sandbox & Trialforce

What happens to Salesforce Record Id (or Object Ids) when you refresh your sandbox from the production instance? Refreshing your sandbox from a Production org in Salesforce will simply copy the Record Ids (ID field type) from your production to your Sandbox instance.   How does Trialforce Record Ids work? Trailforce orgs are created by cloning a TrailForce…

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Access Salesforce Mobile App without Installing it

Did you know that the Salesforce Mobile App is accessible from almost any mobile platform now?   You can even access your Salesforce instances through the majority of smart devices available today.  Salesforce has developed the Salesforce App to be compatible with different platforms and easier to download from Apple store, Google play, etc. Were you aware…

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TIP OF THE WEEK: How to access Salesforce Secret Tabs

Salesforce Secret Tabs are something you may find interesting. These are not hidden features though and could be useful to easy navigation to list views in both Lightning experience and Salesforce Classic.   Let’s dive in   We have all seen a Salesforce url in the browser navigation box an example is below. https://myorgdomain101.my.salesforce.com/0064A00000tPToj  …

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Maintain your Salesforce Certification for Free

Salesforce Certification is very important for moving forward with your career in Salesforce. Achieving these goals can become costly over time, which is why it is so exciting to hear that Salesforce Certification Maintenance exams are going to be free of charge from Summer ’18 (June AEST) onward. Which is certainly great news for Salesforce…

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