Author: Jonathan Keel
Release Date: 2016-11-25
Learn how to build logic into your apps by configuring Salesforce.com Lightning Process Builder and Visual Workflow software tools to meet the needs of your organization without the use of code. You will be able to build workflow diagrams on the Salesforce.com platform and perform complex logic. Individuals who have created workflow diagrams in other applications (e.g., Microsoft Visio) will feel very comfortable using these two tools from Salesforce. If you find yourself in a situation where a standard Salesforce configuration does not meet your needs, you can always rely on a developer to extend the functionality through Visualforce and Apex code. What if you could take back that control and not rely on a developer or consultant? With two new technologies—Process Builder and Visual Workflow—introduced onto the Salesforce.com platform, you can accomplish much of what was normally handled with Apex code. Lightning Process Builder and Visual workflow both allow for advanced logic that standard configuration such as Salesforce.com Workflow cannot do. Salesforce.com Lightning Process Builder and Visual Workflow details how these technologies can be used to: Create a call center application that guides operators through a call with screens that change based on the caller’s responses. Automatically submit approvals to speed up and streamline your business. Update related records for any object being modified, including standard and custom objects.
Are you facing a challenging Salesforce.com problem--say, relating to automation, configuration, formulation, or reporting--that you can't quite crack? Or maybe you are hoping to infuse some creativity into your solution design strategy to solve problems faster or make solutions more efficient? Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code shows you how to unlock the power of the Force.com platform to solve real business problems--and all without writing a line of code. Adhering to Salesforce.com's "clicks, not code" mantra, Salesforce.com expert Phil Weinmeister walks you through different business problems and identifies effective, creative--and proven--approaches to solutions using the platform's declarative framework. If you are a Salesforce.com administrator, analyst, consultant, or developer, you can attest to the insatiable appetite of users for new functionality. Your clients expect solutions--and now. By adopting Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code as your guide, you will learn how to deliver business solutions within Salesforce.com by combining analysis, creativity, and logic with some of its core elements, including validation rules, workflow rules, and formula fields. In addition, Weinmeister dissects and explains the most useful functions and features for developers, and shows you how to use them. Among other things, you will learn how to: Build objects, fields, and relationships to establish a sensible data model Automate business processes by using workflow rules and flows (Visual Workflow) Utilize functions and develop formulas effectively for a variety of business needs Develop intricate approval processes to handle exception scenarios Employ publisher actions to drive additional functionality from the Chatter feed Manage your data using Data Loader Best of all, Weinmeister uses real-life business scenarios and visuals to keep you engaged and learning something new with every page you read. Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code will help you absorb the principles behind dozens of creative and thoughtful ways to solve your business problems. Applying the lessons learned from this how-to guide will ultimately save you time and ensure that your clients or internal customers are well satisfied and productive.
Click your way to automating various business processes using Salesforce Visual Workflow About This Book Develop an application using Point and Click with the help of Flow Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience. Who This Book Is For This book is intended for those who want to use Flows to automate their business requirements by clicking, not coding. No previous experience in computer coding or programming is required What You Will Learn Develop an application using point and click with the help of Flow Get to grips with various ways to launch a Flow Capture data from an external user without using the Visualforce page Save user input into the database, and learn how to query and manipulate the data Discover various ways to debug and deploy Flow and Process Builder Understand the concepts of Subflow and Login Flow Handle complex business processes using Process builder and keep them clean Use existing or new Flows to work with Salesforce Lightning Experience. In Detail Salesforce Management System is an information system used in CRM to automate the business processes like sales and marketing. To implement this, Force.com developed a powerful tool called Visual Workflow to automate business processes by creating applications also called Flows. Learning Salesforce Visual Workflow, Second Edition is a practical guide on Flows that will enable you to develop custom applications in Salesforce with minimized code usage. The book starts with an introduction to Visual Workflows that teaches all the building blocks of creating Flows and use it efficiently. You will learn how to easily automate business processes and tackle complex business scenarios using Flows. The book explains the working of the Process Builder so you can create reusable processes. The book also covers how you can integrate existing or newly created Flows with the Salesforce Lightening Experience. By the end of the book, you will get a clear understanding on how to use Flows and Process Builder in your organization to optimize code usage. Style and approach Step by step approch to use Process Builder to solve complex business requirements with the help of Flow
A handy guide that covers the most essential topics for Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification in an easy-to-understand format About This Book Get to grips with the fundamentals of Force.com to pass the certification exam with flying colors Create Force.com applications, automate business processes, and manage data operations to be a successful Salesforce.com Certified Force.com app builder A step-by-step guide that covers the most essential topics for the Platform App Builder Certification in an easy-to-understand format Who This Book Is For Salesforce beginners who need to prepare for the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification exam will benefit from this book. This book is ideal for developers and admins who are new to Salesforce CRM and the Force.com platform. It is recommended that users have some basic programming knowledge and are familiar with salesforce. By the end of the book, you will be ready to appear for the exam and develop various applications on the cloud platform. What You Will Learn Learn the basics of the force.com cloud platform Learn to build objects that align with your business Understand the process of building an application on force.com platform Kick-start your certification journey in basic- easy-to-follow guide Focus on important topics that help you accomplish your certification goals Learn to secure your application with the Salesforce security model Manipulate and process large amount of data using the data tools Prepare for the exam with sample mock questions In Detail The Salesforce Certified Platform App Builder exam is for individuals who want to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in designing, building, and implementing custom applications using the declarative customization capabilities of Force.com. This book will build a strong foundation in Force.com to prepare you for the platform app builder certification exam. It will guide you through designing the interface while introducing the Lightning Process Builder. Next, we will implement business logic using various point and click features of Force.com. We will learn to manage data and create reports and dashboards. We will then learn to administer the force.com application by configuring the object-level, field-level, and record-level security. By the end of this book, you will be completely equipped to take the Platform App Builder certification exam. Style and approach Simple and to-the-point examples that can be tried out in your developer org. A practical book for professionals who want to take the Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification exam. Sample questions for every topic in an exam pattern to help you prepare better, and tips to get things started. Full of screen-shots, diagrams, and clear step-by-step instructions that cover the entire syllabus for the exam.
Refer to this invaluable how-to guide for basic training on Salesforce Lightning. Salespeople and technical users and consultants will no longer have to resort to learning the interface on their own, which is very time consuming. Learn Salesforce Lightning is a step-by-step visual guide that offers immediate and valuable solutions to the new set of UI tools included in Lightning. With chapters broken down into easily absorbed topics, you walk through the entire process of managing your daily activities within Salesforce, as well as basic customizations and system management. The book explains the primary use cases for Lighting, and simplifies some of the more complex features, such as opportunity stage management and the new dashboard builder. Topics covered include: Sales and service management Lightning Apps on the AppExchange Lightning dashboards and reports Lightning security Lightning Process Builder and more What You’ll Learn Navigate the Salesforce Lightning interface Know where to go in the setup area to make customizations Create dynamic reports and dashboards View Lightning on a mobile device Train other users on common day-to-day activities within Lightning Who This Book Is for Salespeople, managers, and executives who are currently evaluating Salesforce.com, who recently purchased a license with Salesforce.com, or recently upgraded to the Lightning user interface. This book is also for Salesforce administrators, consultants, project managers, and technical users looking for basic training on Salesforce Lightning.
Learning Salesforce Visual Workflow is intended for those who want to use Flows to automate their business requirements by click not code. Salesforce maintains an incredibly user-friendly interface; no previous experience in computer coding or programming is required.
Beyond the Force.com documentation - Third edition Advanced Apex Programming for Salesforce.com and Force.com is neither a tutorial nor a book for beginners. Intended for developers who are already familiar with the Apex language, and experienced Java and C# developers who are moving to Apex, this book starts where the Force.com documentation leaves off. Instead of trying to cover all of the features of the platform, Advanced Apex programming focuses entirely on the Apex language and core design patterns. You'll learn how to truly think in Apex - to embrace limits and bulk patterns. You'll see how to develop architectures for efficient and reliable trigger handling, and for asynchronous operations. You'll discover that best practices differ radically depending on whether you are building software for a specific organization or for a managed package. And you'll find approaches for incorporating testing and diagnostic code that can dramatically improve the reliability and deployment of Apex software, and reduce your lifecycle and support costs. Based on his experience as a consultant, Salesforce MVP and architect of major AppExchange packages, Dan Appleman focuses on the real-world problems and issues that are faced by Apex developers every day, along with the obscure problems and surprises that can sneak up on you if you are unprepared. This third edition contains updates through Summer 15 (API 34) along with significant new content on asynchronous design patterns, optimization and maintaining Apex applications.
If you are a developer who has some object-oriented programming experience, Learning Apex Programming is the perfect book for you. This book is most appropriate for developers who wish to gain an understanding of the Force.com platform and how to use Apex to create business applications.
Incorporate the power of Einstein in your Salesforce application About This Book Make better predictions of your business processes using prediction and predictive modeling Build your own custom models by leveraging PredictionIO on the Heroku platform Integrate Einstein into various cloud services to predict sales, marketing leads, insights into news feeds, and more Who This Book Is For This book is for developers, data scientists, and Salesforce-experienced consultants who want to explore Salesforce Einstein and its current offerings. It assumes some prior experience with the Salesforce platform. What You Will Learn Get introduced to AI and its role in CRM and cloud applications Understand how Einstein works for the sales, service, marketing, community, and commerce clouds Gain a deep understanding of how to use Einstein for the analytics cloud Build predictive apps on Heroku using PredictionIO, and work with Einstein Predictive Vision Services Incorporate Einstein in the IoT cloud Test the accuracy of Einstein through Salesforce reporting and Wave analytics In Detail Dreamforce 16 brought forth the latest addition to the Salesforce platform: an AI tool named Einstein. Einstein promises to provide users of all Salesforce applications with a powerful platform to help them gain deep insights into the data they work on. This book will introduce you to Einstein and help you integrate it into your respective business applications based on the Salesforce platform. We start off with an introduction to AI, then move on to look at how AI can make your CRM and apps smarter. Next, we discuss various out-of-the-box components added to sales, service, marketing, and community clouds from salesforce to add Artificial Intelligence capabilities. Further on, we teach you how to use Heroku, PredictionIO, and the force.com platform, along with Einstein, to build smarter apps. The core chapters focus on developer content and introduce PredictionIO and Salesforce Einstein Vision Services. We explore Einstein Predictive Vision Services, along with analytics cloud, the Einstein Data Discovery product, and IOT core concepts. Throughout the book, we also focus on how Einstein can be integrated into CRM and various clouds such as sales, services, marketing, and communities. By the end of the book, you will be able to embrace and leverage the power of Einstein, incorporating its functions to gain more knowledge. Salesforce developers will be introduced to the world of AI, while data scientists will gain insights into Salesforce's various cloud offerings and how they can use Einstein's capabilities and enhance applications. Style and approach This book takes a straightforward approach to explain Salesforce Einstein and all of its potential applications. Filled with examples, the book presents the facts along with seasoned advice and real-world use cases to ensure you have all the resources you need to incorporate the power of Einstein in your work.
This is a practical tutorial-based guide on using the new SOQL language, aimed at Force.com developers. Each topic is discussed with the help of standard SOQL queries. If you are a Salesforce.com developer or administrator, this book will help you to avoid hitting limits set by Salesforce.com. For those of you who are preparing for advanced developer Salesforce.com certification, this book will also be particularly useful.
Architect and deliver packaged Force.com applications that cater to enterprise business needs About This Book Explore the lightning framework, advanced application life cycle processes, and testing Use the Force.com platform to build truly integrated, scalable, and robustly engineered applications focused on enterprise-level customer demands Using the Lightning technology to deliver modern and responsive user experiences targeting multiple devices through Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 Mobile. Step-by-step, work on examples to get you building your own ready-to-install packaged application Who This Book Is For This book is for advanced Force.com developers and architects who need to understand the Salesforce platform from the perspective of enterprise-level requirements. A prior understanding of Apex and Visualforce is a must. Those familiar with other enterprise software ecosystems will also find this book ideal as they adopt Force.com. What You Will Learn Package, install, test, and upgrade an application Define architecture-aligning data storage and functional requirements Develop Apex code that is easy to navigate, self-documenting, testable, robust, and organic Leverage your application's clientagnostic Service layer backbone to support numerous platform areas Get the most from hosting your application within the Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 Mobile clients Apply querying, indexing, and asynchronous best practices Leverage mocking and dependency injection in your Apex tests Explore tips for developing advanced applications In Detail Companies of all sizes have seen the need for Force.com's architectural strategy focused on enabling their business objectives. Successful enterprise applications require planning, commitment, and investment in the best tools, processes, and features available. This book will teach you how to architect and support enduring applications for enterprise clients with Salesforce by exploring how to identify architecture needs and design solutions based on industry standard patterns. There are several ways to build solutions on Force.com, and this book will guide you through a logical path and show you the steps and considerations required to build packaged solutions from start to finish. It covers all aspects, from engineering to getting your application into the hands of your customers, and ensuring that they get the best value possible from your Force.com application. You will get acquainted with extending tools such as Lightning App Builder, Process Builder, and Flow with your own application logic. In addition to building your own application API, you will learn the techniques required to leverage the latest Lightning technologies on desktop and mobile platforms. Style and approach The book takes a straightforward approach, taking apart the Force.com architecture for you to gain a deep understanding of how you can implement the Salesforce platform based on enterprise-level requirements.
Visualforce Development Cookbook is written in such a way that even complex concepts are explained in an easy-to-understand manner. Following a Cookbook structure, the book covers some essential technical scenarios and includes over 75 recipes focusing on real-world development problems. This book is packed with illustrations and also contains lots of code samples for the better understanding of the reader."Visualforce Development Cookbook" is aimed at developers who have already grasped the basics of Visualforce. Awareness of the standard component library and the purpose of controllers is expected.
Get started developing on the Force.com platform in no time. With step-by-step guidance, starting with setting up your developer environment and progressing through to deploying to production, you will learn industry best practices to release robust custom applications with tangible benefits to your company or your client. Geared specifically toward beginning developers, Beginning Salesforce Developer establishes a strong understanding of basic code constructs through examples. Rather than simply explaining how to use the platform, you will receive a comprehensive understanding of why, allowing you to address platform quirks and "gotchas" that might occur. The book also serves to lay the foundation for continuing on to Salesforce Developer Pro. What You’ll Learn Configure your Salesforce development environment Understand the Salesforce data model and query languages Create basic Apex triggers Use standard controllers with basic Visualforce pages Utilize Visualforce with custom-built Apex controllers Write test coverage Who This Book Is For Salesforce administrators who wish to transition into developing on the Force.com platform. The book also serves as a quick immersion into the world of development for complete beginners through proprietary Salesforce development languages on the Force.com platform.
Learn about the Advanced Administration Certification Examination and build a successful career in Salesforce administration About This Book Build your skills and knowledge to crack the Advanced Admin Certification Examination Leverage the advanced administration capabilities of Salesforce and Salesforce1 Optimize and extend Sales Cloud and Service Cloud applications Who This Book Is For This book is written for Salesforce admins who are looking to gain an in-depth knowledge of the Salesforce platform and grow their value in their organization. It will teach them to implement and design advanced business process automation for the benefit of their organization. What You Will Learn Adopt Lightning Experience to improve the productivity of your organization's sales team Create and maintain service entitlements and entitlement processes Process Builder basic and advanced concepts Different ways to deploy applications between environments Best practices for improving and enriching data quality In Detail The book starts by refreshing your knowledge of common admin tasks. You will go over Lightning Experience and various security aspects. You will be shown how to implement territory management in your organization and make use of custom objects. From here, the book progresses to advanced configuration, data management, and data analytics before swiftly moving on to setting up advanced organization-wide features that affect the look and feel of the application. Extend the capabilities of your organization's Salesforce implementation by optimizing and extending Sales Cloud, Salesforce1, and Service Cloud applications. This guide will equip you with the tools you need to build a successful career in Salesforce. Style and approach The book takes a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to working with the Salesforce CRM platform. It is filled with examples, advanced use cases, and all the resources you need to be a Salesforce Jedi.
This book is intended for all Salesforce users—administrators, managers, business analysts, or report writers who are new to creating reports or dashboards within Salesforce. Basic knowledge of the Salesforce platform is required.