Pittsburgh GiveCamp 2019

Pittsburgh GiveCamp is back!  Going strong since 2010, Pittsburgh Givecamp is part of the larger GiveCamp.org movement, where volunteers from across all IT disciplines join forces to complete projects for local nonprofit organizations. Register Here I’ve had the privilege of being involved with Pittsburgh GiveCamp since 2016 and am really excited for the 2019 event.  READ MORE

Power in Groups

  I can say this as an absolute – I would have significantly less joy in my life without Trailblazer Community Groups. In 2015, I had been trying to break into the Salesforce world for about 8 months with no success when I attended an event with a non-profit Account Executive that was visiting Pittsburgh. As READ MORE

6 Bright Spots of Permageddon

956UTC May 17,2019 – a date & time that will go down in Salesforce infamy. I don’t want to be presumptive and say that 956UTC is a larger outage than NA14, but having witnessed both, I can say I do not recall NA14 getting a super dark (and cool) codename like Permageddon. From an Admin, READ MORE

The Power of a Network

We regularly hear discussions about networking and its importance in the professional world; I think this can be especially true in the Ohana where people are so willing to connect, support, and grow together.  Even with so many amazing people in our ecosystem, unfortunately many still think of networking as ‘a what can I get READ MORE

Custom Permissions: Stop Hardcoding User Attributes!

Hardcoding (directly writing a value or attribute into code, formulas, validation rules, automation, etc) comes in several forms and while many have covered avoiding hardcoding IDs (my favorite being this post by Jen Lee), I’ve seen very little written regarding the hardcoding of Profile and User parameters. Hardcoding values like $Profile.Name, ‘$User.Department’, $User.email and others, READ MORE

Lightning Layout Tricks: Quick Action Hack

Quick Actions are a powerful tool that allow users to quickly create records with the click of a button, prefilling values from the current record.  However, in some instances, the object you wish to create does not appear in the ‘Target Object’ menu. In the example here, I want to create a new ‘Dependency’ record READ MORE

2019 Haiku Contest Winners!

Once again we were thrilled to see so many join the Haiku & Salesforce fun, thanks for participating and helping us to celebrate NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month). This years contest inspired lots of fun & creative responses; including an unexpected discussion of what entails proper haiku form (looking at you Rachel). Thanks again and now….onto READ MORE

Next Step History

The Next Steps field on Opportunities is one of the more popular fields amongst Sales Leadership. It provides a quick description of what is up next for each deal in the pipeline but a major limitation is that updating the field overwrites the previous value. While you could use field history tracking to track changes, READ MORE

NaHaiWriMo Salesforce Haiku Contest!

February is NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month) which means it is time for the Accidental Admins’ 2nd Annual Salesforce Haiku writing contest! The Accidental Admin crew really enjoys using the haiku Last year’s response showed Our Ohana really does too So Contest is back We accept entries Until the end of the month when judging READ MORE

Lightning Layout Tricks: Accordion Love

Oh the poor, misunderstood accordion component. Everyday, millions of users embrace his older brother Tabs, creating thousands of dynamic Lightning pages with him front & center.  They click his nice index bars, love having everything separated and could not imagine having a page without Tabs on there at least once. Since Spring ’18, the Accordion READ MORE