Integration Friday Episode 3: Salesforce Integration with Your AS/400

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By Mitul Patel Imagine you work for a large non-profit organization. And, you are responsible for maintaining the critical donations and payment processing program for the organization. You have signed up for a lockbox and caging service from a reputed vendor. Payments are processed daily. A payment batch file is generated and sent to a… Read More

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Integration Friday Episode 2: Salesforce External ID – Made for Cloud Integration

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By Sanjeev Shah When building integrations between Salesforce and external systems, there is often a need to keep the data in synch. In order to relate data in Salesforce with their counterparts in the external system we have two options. One option is that we keep either the Salesforce 18 character opaque identifier field for… Read More

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Kicking Off our $500K Learn Swift Series

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We are launching a series to help you learn Swift, Apple's new development language. We are extremely optimistic about this language, as are others, and we are making a huge investment in it at topcoder. Over the next 12 weeks or so, we are offering up to $500,000 in development cash and prizes as an incentive to… Read More

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Integration Friday Episode 1: Boomi and WSDL

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By Matt Ainsworth and Anna Knyazyan Integration is the key to success for many cloud implementations. Getting a handle on data requires a team with clear thinking and technical skills. We challenged our best integration consultants to share some of their insights on this important will be publishing these in regular intervals. This week Appirio consultant’s… Read More

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The Dashboard Health Check with Analytics API

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Contributed by : Asset Library Team Salesforce Dashboards can now be queried using Analytics API. Querying dashboards with the API can be very useful for administrators to find unused and invalid dashboards. We will use a Visualforce page to demonstrate the query and determine the health of a Salesforce dashboard. Details: A dashboard may become… Read More

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Activity Contact Lookup Override

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By Bryan Leboff I recently asked a good friend of mine what was his number one issue with Salesforce and without hesitation he responded with the fact that you cannot filter the contacts on a task that you were creating by the account you were creating it on. “Nonsense!”, I said, “Lookup filters should work… Read More

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Password Protect PDF Docs in Salesforce using Heroku

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By Ankit Kumar Goyal and Neeraj Gupta One of our clients had a requirement to send monthly invoice statements to their customers. The statements are generated in Apex as pdf documents. For an extra layer of security, we wanted to have these monthly statements password protected. Unfortunately, we could not find a native solution that could… Read More

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Real World Experience with Salesforce1 Heroku Connect

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Today Heroku announced the general availability of Salesforce1 Heroku Connect. Heroku Connect makes it easy to build customer-facing applications that leverage your existing Salesforce data. Behind the scenes, the Heroku Connect database sync service and new API tools give developers and IT organizations the best of both worlds. Web application developers can use the tools… Read More

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Updating a Record When Viewed using Standard Page Layout

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I recently had a scenario where I wanted to track the last time a Lead record was viewed in Salesforce for auditing purposes. I added a simple Last_Viewed__c date field to the Lead object and then set about updating it every time the record was displayed in the standard page layout. I poked around the… Read More

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Spring Training Episode 3: Salesforce Reports and Dashboards

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One of the best things about Salesforce is the ease with which data in the system can be represented in useful reports and dashboards. This is a feature that can turn an ordinary system administrator into an MVP to executives who rely on good information to make decisions. In this edition of our “Spring Training”… Read More

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