Dreaming of Dreamforce from Afar

Ahhh, Dreamforce.  It’s such a marvelous affair!  From the content, to the events, to the mere spectacle of seeing folks who love Salesforce just as much as you do walking around San Fran with their killer backpacks and cloud-print name badges, there’s simply nothing like it on the planet. But, not every user can make READ MORE

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

Preparing for the Big Show

Have you seen Melissa McCarthy’s cringe-worthy portrayal of glossophobia (the fear of public speaking)?  She sweats it up and passes right on out as she prepares to give a speech on a topic she’s truly passionate about, archaeology.  The scene is so tough to watch that I, too, started sweating just watching it. So, how 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

Variable Flow

I recently led a user group meeting about Flows and someone asked what the difference is between variables, collection variables, sObject variables, and sObject collection variables. It  can certainly be a little bit confusing and its even more confusing to know when to use each type. I certainly don’t get it right the first time READ MORE