Data Integration Specialist Superbadge Walkthrough

This blog post is going to be a walkthrough with helpful hints for the some of the tricker steps of the Data Integration Specialist Superbadge. Disclaimer: this is only one way to solve the challenge, and is not meant to be a full solution. There is no shortage of full answers for the challenge onContinue reading “Data Integration Specialist Superbadge Walkthrough”

Thinking of changing careers into Salesforce? Read this!

Today, we’ll be talking about how to make the switch into Salesforce development from a service role. If you’re reading this, you probably already know this, but my name is Evelyn, and I’m a software developer. I’ve been working as a software developer for just about three years now. I started my first programming jobContinue reading “Thinking of changing careers into Salesforce? Read this!”

Regular Expression to Escape SOQL/SOSL Inputs

User Story We want to create a table with search, sort, and pagination functionality. Over the course of the next several posts, we are going to look at two possible ways to achieve this, with either server-side or client-side functionality. We will start with the basics of searching: writing our queries. If you would likeContinue reading “Regular Expression to Escape SOQL/SOSL Inputs”

Width-Aware Collapsible Table

User Story We want to create a lightning__RecordPage component that displays a table that looks different whether it is in a main region or a sidebar, which means that, by default, the component is responsive and mobile friendly. For this example, we will be using the relationship between the Account and Contact objects in SalesforceContinue reading “Width-Aware Collapsible Table”

Querying Distinct Values in SOQL: Approval Process Work Items

User Story We want to get a list of approval processes that have work items that are dependent on a user that is no longer active, and we want to do it without using Apex. Background There is no DISTINCT function in SOQL, so we’re going to have to do some Aggregate Query magic. SolutionContinue reading “Querying Distinct Values in SOQL: Approval Process Work Items”

Creating Dynamic Charts with Chart.JS – Part One: Palindromic Sentences

User Story This is a pretty basic Intro to JavaScript problem (and common interview and homework problem!) that we will be solving via Salesforce. We want to input a sentence or phrase and determine whether or not what we have entered is a palindrome. For kicks and giggles, we also want to count the numberContinue reading “Creating Dynamic Charts with Chart.JS – Part One: Palindromic Sentences”

Creating Child Objects Using Apex REST API

User Story We have an external application that collects Account and Contact information. The application sends information in JSON format. Previously, our sales team input this information manually. Let’s automate the process! Background The Apex REST API allows us to expose our Apex classes and methods to external applications via REST architecture. The Salesforce RESTContinue reading “Creating Child Objects Using Apex REST API”

Displaying Captured Geolocation on a Google Map

Introduction Today I’ll be expanding on my previous post, Capturing Geolocation Using Lightning Components. If you don’t need to capture your device’s geolocation for a lead, that’s okay! This tutorial can be used on any object that has a geolocation field. User Story We are selling cookies door to door, and we want to keep trackContinue reading “Displaying Captured Geolocation on a Google Map”

Capturing Geolocation Using Lightning Components

User Story We are selling cookies door to door, and we want to keep track of the houses we’ve hit! We are going to capture the geolocation of each house on a lead object using our phones so that we know who in the neighborhood we talked to. Background Geolocation Custom Fields are available onContinue reading “Capturing Geolocation Using Lightning Components”