For Developers

  • Email Author for Salesforce Lightning Experience
    October 22, 2018

    Email Author for Salesforce Lightning Experience

    If you have been doing Salesforce development for some time, you have probably run into the need to create a custom button to call the email author with certain attributes of the email populated, such as the Subject, To or Email Template. With Salesforce Classic, this was very easy to do with a custom JavaScript button and some URL hacking. If

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  • Overriding the Opportunity Contact Role in Salesforce Lightning
    October 18, 2018

    Overriding the Opportunity Contact Role in Salesforce Lightning

    Need an override for Salesforce out of the box OCR functionality in Lightning - read on... As we all are painfully aware, the standard Salesforce out of the box functionality for Opportunity Contact Role (OCR) is woefully limiting and frustrating. No triggers allowed on these junction red-headed stepchild and just awkward all around. And yet t

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  • June 25, 2018

    Expandable Lightning Component

    What do I mean by an "expandable" lightning component?  Well, what I mean is a lightning component whose content can be "expanded" to include another component by specifying the NAME of the second component when placing the expandable component on a page. You must be thinking, "why would I want to do that ?" So, let me tell you why I did

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  • Lightning Polymorphic Lookup
    May 30, 2017

    Salesforce Lightning – Customizable Polymorphic Lookup Component

    If you have been using Salesforce Lightning Experience, you probably are familiar with the Lightning Polymorphic Lookup. For example, you will see it while creating Tasks, in the "Name" and "Related to" fields: Basically, you get to chose the "type" of SObject; when you type text, a search is performed on the appropriate SObject.

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  • Preparing to Migrate to Salesforce Lightning Experience
    April 21, 2017

    Rolling Thunder — Preparing to Migrate to Salesforce Lightning Experience

    Preparing to Migrate to Salesforce Lightning Experience You have probably heard of Salesforce Lightning Experience, and wondering if you're ready to migrate. If you haven’t yet, you will after watching this video! [su_youtube_advanced url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3BBZC35ntc"][su_youtube_advanced url="https://www.youtube.com

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  • 5 More Reasons to Switch to Salesforce Lightning Experience!
    March 28, 2017

    5 More Reasons to Switch to Salesforce Lightning Experience!

    A number of my clients have been hesitant to switch from the Classic interface to Salesforce Lightning Experience because of the functionality that still isn’t available in Lightning. With every release, Salesforce adds more and more Classic functionality to Lightning, and Spring ’17 is no exception. Here’s 5 exciting features th

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  • July 7, 2016

    How to Create Your First Salesforce Lightning Components

    If you have enabled the Lightning UI in your organization and have identified a Lightning Component you would like to build, follow the steps in this video to learn: 1. How to create a component 2. How to use styles to style the component 3. How to use lightning app to test and change attributes on component 4. How to use the lightning a

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  • December 11, 2015

    Dynamic Field Binding in Salesforce Lightning Experience

    I have been playing with Lightning for some time now and recently realized that I cannot do dynamic binding in Lightning, like I used to in Visualforce. For example, in Visualforce if I want to access a field on the object, I have two options: {!objectName.fieldName} – Most users familiar with Visualforce already know this. {!ob

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  • December 9, 2015

    Button, Button, Who’s Got The Button?

    “Button, button, who’s got the button?” is a children’s game in which one child hides a button in one of his or her hands, and another child tries to guess which hand it’s in. (Yes, before iPhones, children did indeed play games like this!) Believe it or not, there’s an equivalent game in Lightning Experience.   Mass A

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  • December 8, 2015

    5 Helpful Sales Features in Lightning Experience (Proceed with Caution)

    First, a note of caution: The Salesforce Lightning Experience, in its infancy, is not yet ideal for most organizations, especially those that use a list of features in this infographic. While Salesforce has not committed to future release plans, we can make the assumption that some (if not all)of these elements will be compatible in the

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