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

Change Set Trials

I’ve spent this past weekend in change set hell. I have 4 change sets that have to be deployed, with each one dependent on the next. Everything is documented in a super detailed deploy book but still the first one, the easy one failed. And then failed again. And again. Change sets are definitely one READ MORE

Accidentally Crossing the Divide: Dan Prokop

A lot of time is spent trying to figure out the way to solve the sales versus marketing divide – it’s a big ol’ problem in many organizations (here’s one of the best infographics on it, GOT-style).  Salesforce, though, is a place where the two can come together, learn a lot from each other’s data, 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