The Everyday Function: Got Milk?

This recurring series, ‘The Everyday Function’ brings Salesforce down from the cloud and into everyday life. You are working on a new Process Builder and when testing your creation, red text flies & the flow interview error email arrives in your inbox with the message ‘ The flow failed to access the value for Some Value READ MORE

Rounding to .25 Increments

Was working with someone this week that needed to calculate ‘Full-Time Equivalents’ from Part-Time jobs to meet some state requirements for grant money they manage.  For the last few years, their team has been downloading their year end surveys in a report, doing the math in excel, then manually updating records in Salesforce because a READ MORE

Stop Worrying and Love Flows…

Now then, Dmitri, you know how we’ve always talked about the possibility of something going wrong with the Bomb… The *Bomb*, Dmitri… The *hydrogen* bomb!… One of my favorite movies is Dr. Strangelove. While this fantastic cold war movie may not appeal to all audiences, it is a crazy satire of the ridiculous threat of READ MORE

Going with the Flow

First I conquered the workflow. That was relatively simple. ‘If this happens, do this’. But they can be kind of limited. You start on a record and you end on that same record. You can only update fields, send emails, send outbound messages or create a task. There wasn’t a whole lot of satisfaction in READ MORE

The Everyday Function: Good Grammar, My Mother, & Aunt Sally

Formulas in Salesforce are an awesome admin tool but can sometimes be difficult to understand.  This blog series, ‘The Everyday Function’ by Tom Hoffman, brings Salesforce formulas down from the cloud and into everyday life. ”The Everyday Function’ will first be published as part of Spark.Insights at https://www.sparkorange.net/insights/  The Everyday Function: Good grammar, My Mom, and Aunt READ MORE

The Everyday Function: Case()

Formulas in Salesforce are an awesome admin tool but can sometimes be difficult to understand.  This blog series, ‘The Everyday Function’ by Tom Hoffman, brings Salesforce formulas down from the cloud and into everyday life. ”The Everyday Function’ will first be published as part of Spark.Insights at https://www.sparkorange.net/insights/  The Everyday Function: Case The CASE() function is a powerful Salesforce READ MORE