Corey Babka 6 Comments – Process Builder Functions (ISNEW, ISCHANGED)

When creating processes in Process Builder, you can use the ISNEW() and ISCHANGE() functions to be specific on when you want the process to run.  This helps eliminate the process triggering multiple times because you are more specific in the criteria.  For example, you may want to update the Salesman field based on the Billing State of the Account record ONLY when the Account record is created.  Or you may want to update Read more

Corey Babka No Comments – Exporting a Full Backup

Before implementing any large project or data changes, it is a best practice to take a backup of your entire database.  Some data updates may not go to the Recycle Bin and this allows you to restore if things go awry.  You can also schedule full backups to occur on a regular basis.  Read more

Corey Babka No Comments – Creating a Sandbox for Backup

Although you may have not used a Sandbox to develop processes and flows, it is still a best practice to have a current backup of all your hard work.  You may have a Data Export scheduled but that only covers the data stored in the database objects.  Your processes, flows, visual force code is stored elsewhere.  The easiest way to keep a current backup of these items is to create a Sandbox and schedule Refreshes to occur to keep it current.  Read more

Corey Babka No Comments – Validation Rules

Keeping Salesforce data accurate is one of the most important goals you will have.  If information is entered incorrectly, it will affect how it is pulled out in reports, dashboards, workflows, etc.  Even one letter missing or misspelled can make a filter show false instead of true.  For example if an Account is added with a Type of ‘Client’, it will not be included in a report showing all Accounts with the type of ‘Client’.

Validation rules help keep information consistent with your processes.  They check the value entered and if it does not meet the validation, it cannot be saved.  Read more

Corey Babka No Comments – Adding a Related List

Related lists can be added to any Salesforce page they are related or linked to.  For example, Accounts have related lists for Contacts, Open Activities , Activity History, etc..  Related lists are managed separately and then added to the Page Layout.  They provide quick access to information for the related object as well as the ability to add/edit/delete records.  Read more