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SALESFORCE: THE SECRET TO TRACKING USER ADOPTION

How are you measuring user adoption in Salesforce? Can you use Google Analytics to do it? Good news – absolutely. Picture it. The big moment has arrived. You’re so excited about rolling out Salesforce to your users. Months of hard … Continue reading

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THE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SECURITY REVIEW FOR PLATFORM SETUP

Proper security setup and configuration is extremely important. If you pick the wrong tools, wrong configuration or wrong integration, you could be setting yourself up for failure. One of my favorite sayings as a football coach is, “The game is … Continue reading

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CALL THE INFUSIONSOFT API FROM SALESFORCE – PART II

In the last blog post I described the Infusionsoft API and how to get an access token.  In this blog post I will show one example on how to use that access token to make an Infusionsoft API call. There are a … Continue reading

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CALL THE INFUSIONSOFT API FROM SALESFORCE

Infusionsoft leverages OAuth2 to provide authentication to the API.  The documentation on this page will get you started with descriptions about their API.  You can also test out many of their APIs here to see how they can work for you. With OAuth2 one … Continue reading

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GETTING AN ATTRIBUTE VALUE FROM XML – SALESFORCE

Almost a couple of years ago I posted this blog post about methods to parse XML:Parsing XML in Salesforce APEX These methods work great when the XML is not very large and when the XML does not contain attributes.  If … Continue reading

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UPSERTS WITH GENERIC SOBJECTS – SALESFORCE

Have you ever run into this error?  “Upsert with a field specification requires a concrete SObject type” Basically it is saying that you cannot declare a list of type sObject and then try to use the upsert command against that … Continue reading

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CALLING AMAZON MWS – PART 4

In my last blog post ‘Calling Amazon MWS – Part 3’ we looked at the GetReportRequestList Amazon MWS API call.  The GetReportRequestList call asks Amazon if a report is “_DONE_” that we had requested earlier to be generated. There would … Continue reading

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CALLING AMAZON MWS – PART 3

In my last blog post ‘Calling Amazon MWS – Part 2’ we looked at the RequestReport Amazon MWS API call.  The RequestReport call asks Amazon to run a report for us. It does not return the report right away as … Continue reading

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CALLING AMAZON MWS – PART 2

In order to get a report out of Amazon MWS you have to request the report to be run.  It does not return the report right away, but instead puts the report into a queue to be processed.  Later we … Continue reading

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CALLING AMAZON MWS – PART 1

As their site states:  Amazon Marketplace Web Service (Amazon MWS) is an integrated Web service API that helps Amazon sellers to programmatically exchange data on listings, orders, payments, reports, and more. The best way to get a sense of what is available … Continue reading

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