Sandboxes are easier to use and more flexible with the introduction of sandbox templates and an improved user interface. Use sandbox templates for precise control while coordinating, testing and deploying customizations to your production organization. Continue reading
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The release training for Summer ’13 is now available. Now’s your chance to find out about all the new platform features in this release. Continue reading
One of our top feature requests is available in Spring ’13 as a beta release: state and country picklists. Now you can pick a country or state from a pop-up list of options, rather than manually type the country or state into a text field. Continue reading
The Site.com Workbook shows you how to build a working sample website. As you work through the tutorials, you’ll learn some of the basic elements of the Site.com Studio design application. You’ll learn how to import assets, create templates, build pages, create forms for gathering user input, and create content blocks that link dynamically to data in your Salesforce organization. Continue reading
We know that workflow rule evaluation criteria can be confusing. So, in Winter ’13, we simplified the text and reordered the options to show the simplest one first, and the most complex one last. NOTE: The default setting hasn’t changed, but it’s now the last option in the list.
However, based on customer feedback on those changes, we changed the text again in Winter ’13 to be more descriptive. We also added the “How do I choose?” link back in, but it now points to a more relevant help topic.
If you’re a Salesforce platform developer, you’ve probably seen our developer guides, tip sheets, cheat sheets and other doc available on Developerforce. But there’s also developer documentation available in the online help, that is, the help available from within the application. Previously, the only way you could access that online help was by logging in to the application.
But not any more! Now you can view the product online help from here–without logging in! If you’re looking for a particular topic or if you’re not a current customer and want to check out the online help, now you can… Continue reading
Have you come across something in your Force.com development that isn’t working the way you expected? Or maybe you see an unusual behavior when calling a SOQL function? Before you call support, you can now check to see if it’s already a known issue by going to the Known Issues site.
Known issues are posted by our customer support team. To make it easy to get updates, I recommend subscribing to the RSS feed so you get notified automatically when an issue is added or updated.
You’ll find each issue tagged with terms like API, Apex, Visualforce, and… Continue reading
The Spring ’12 release is here, and if you’re a developer, you’re probably asking “what’s in it for me?” The answer is, plenty. Here, in no particular order, is my take on the top 10 features for developers.
- SOQL OFFSET (Developer Preview) – This is a new clause on the SOQL SELECT statement that lets you “skip” rows in the returned record set. You can use OFFSET together with LIMIT to break up returned data into blocks of records. Note that OFFSET is applied to the result set returned at the time of the query. There’s no server-side
We recently documented a new time trigger processing “gotcha” in a Summer ’11 patch, and this one is especially important if you design your time-based workflow in conjunction with Apex triggers.
Contrary to what you might think, time-dependent actions aren’t executed independently. They’re processed several times every hour, when they’re grouped together and executed in a single batch. As a result, any Apex triggers that fire as a result of those grouped actions are also executed in a single batch. This behavior can cause you to exceed your Apex governor limits.
For example, the 10 callouts per request… Continue reading
Many of you are probably social media mavens and navigate effortlessly from blogs to tweets to texts. For those of you like me, here’s a quick 1-2-3 on how to subscribe to the Platform Doc Team blog in Outlook.
The screenshots are from Outlook 2010, but the process is the same in Outlook 2007.
1. In the Mail Folders navigation pane on the left, navigate to the RSS Feeds node.
2. Right-click and select Add a New RSS Feed.
3. In the New RSS Feed window, enter http://feeds.feedburner.com/developerforce/techpubs and click Add.
4. Click Yes when… Continue reading