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CALCULATING CALENDAR HOURS IN SALESFORCE

In this blog post regarding Business Hours, Calculating Business Hours in Salesforce, I described how you can use the built-in Business Hours point-n-click window along with the BusinessHours Apex class to determine Business Hours.  That was really slick. But within the … Continue reading

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CALCULATING BUSINESS HOURS IN SALESFORCE

Business hours may need to be calculated for a number of reasons.  Your functional area may have set up Service Level Agreements or SLAs that say you must complete a certain activity within a certain time period in order to … Continue reading

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CLICKING A SPECIFIC BUTTON WHEN ENTER IS PRESSED – SALESFORCE

et’s say we have a search page.  There are a number of text and picklist fields that must be filled out before the search is run.  Of course the user can tab over to the button and hit enter to … Continue reading

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THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE FORCE.COM PLATFORM – AUDITING SOFTWARE

The Force.com platform continues to impress me the longer that I work with it.  From the three massive releases that occur every year to the stability of the platform to the spot-on direction of the new features it is just … Continue reading

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CONNECTING TO THE GOOGLE GEOLOCATION API WITH SALESFORCE

Recently I wrote a blog about how to use the MapQuest API to get the latitude and longitude for a zip code.  Another company that provides this same type of service is Google.  Google provides a Geocoding API that provides a lot of functionality.  … Continue reading

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CONNECTING TO THE MAPQUEST API

Salesforce introduced a new GeoLocation field within the past few releases that allows you to store a latitude and longitude value in the same field.  The first trick to using these fields is how to reference them.  Normally when you reference a … Continue reading

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INTEGRATING PARDOT AND SALESFORCE – USER INTERFACE LAYER

I recently wrote a blog post about ‘Integrating Pardot and Salesforce – Data Layer’.  That is great that we can make that web-service call to Pardot, and Salesforce helps us to make that call in just a few lines.  But … Continue reading

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INTEGRATING PARDOT AND SALESFORCE – DATA LAYER

Pardot has had a couple of big changes in the last couple of years.  It was first bought by ExactTarget back in October 2012 for $95.5 million.  It was not more than 8 months later in July of 2013 that Salesforce then bought … Continue reading

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DIFFERENT HEADERS AND FOOTERS BY PAGE IN PDF – SALESFORCE

A couple weeks ago I wrote about ‘Controlling the Margins and Footers of a Visualforce PDF – Salesforce’.  In that article we could see how to get headers and footers to display in the left/center/right sections of a rendered PDF.  … Continue reading

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A RECIPE FOR SAVING A PDF AS AN ATTACHMENT – SALESFORCE

So you are on a detail page in Salesforce and you want to save of the some of the details of that page in a PDF and then save that PDF as an attachment.  How do you do that?  We … Continue reading

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