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COMMUNICATE FROM A COMPONENT TO THE PAGE – VISUALFORCE

Visualforce has many different layers that make it easy to organize our pages and our code.  The visual portion of the page which includes the CSS, HTML and Apex Visualforce tags, which help to create more HTML, are kept in … Continue reading

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A GREAT TYPE-AHEAD COMPONENT FOR VISUALFORCE

What is a type-ahead component?  When you start typing in characters in a textbox you either get options within the text-box itself or you get a list of matching items below the textbox.  What was needed in this project was … Continue reading

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SALESFORCE 2015 WINTER RELEASE – MY FOUR FAVORITE DEVELOPER GOODIES

SALESFORCE 2015 WINTER RELEASE – MY FOUR FAVORITE DEVELOPER GOODIES As Salesforce Developers we must have been ‘nice’ in 2014 because the Santa in Salesforce delivered some nice presents in the Winter 2015 release to make our lives easier.  New … Continue reading

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THE EASE OF A CUSTOMER COMMUNITY – SALESFORCE

I recently read an article shared by our Director of Content Dean Froslie: Why Facebook’s Latest Algorithm Change is Great News For Content Marketers.  It had a lot of great insights related to new steps by Facebook to limit the reach of … Continue reading

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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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