Sometimes I realise I'm really no different to my users - I hate change! Let me be more specific, I hate change I don't control, or that takes my by surprise. This can make release time a bit stressful. As well as large enhancements that get a lot of publicity, Salesforce include a lot of … Continue reading Automatic Updates on the Report Preview – On or Off?
I went to subscribe to a report this week and couldn't; I'd reached the maximum limit for report subscriptions! How, I asked myself, was this possible? I hardly ever subscribe to reports...I can't have reached the limit (which is 5 FYI). First things first, how do you find out which reports you are subscribed to? … Continue reading Why you MUST make users subscribe to reports for themselves and stop subscribing on their behalf.
Activities Related Lists - another feature to please the Classic diehards among us...(check out my post on Lightning "full view" here if you're interested in turning Lightning into Classic 2.0). In the Summer '19 release, we were granted the ability to select the default Activity view, choosing from the Lightning only expandable activity timeline or … Continue reading Back to Classic part 2: Activities Related Lists View
The Problem: Here’s the problem with related lists: they're a list of records that are directly related to the record you are viewing. For example, when you look at a Contact record, you can see all of the Opportunities and Cases for that Contact at a glance. But what happens when someone is viewing or … Continue reading Get that “360 view” from any Salesforce object 🌍
Flow: Send Custom Notification ActionSometimes the smallest new feature catches your eye, and you just want an excuse to use it. That was the situation I was in a few days ago when thinking about the new Custom Notification Builder. My work Org is still Classic (shhh!), but I hone my Lightning skills … Continue reading Summer 19′ new feature alert! Have you combined Flow & custom notifications yet?
Personally, one of my favourite features in Lightning, is the ability to use tabs and components to display related lists. Not only does it make the related list more visible, it also shortens and simplifies the page layout when compared to Classic. However, I appreciate that transitioning to a new interface can be tough, and … Continue reading Time saving tips: Back to Classic…? (A Summer 19′ release highlight)
What does Will Smith have to do with the Salesforce Summer 19' release? Well nothing really; I just wondered how many other people think of his 2005 hit song when they hear the word "switch"??? Just me? Better get on with the time saving tip then. As of the Summer 19' release, you can now … Continue reading Time saving tips: Keep calm and switch (a Summer 19′ release highlight)
Even if you only use the standard price book, the option to 'Add Price Book' will still appear as an option. This seems quite misleading and confusing for users; it's also a button that's not needed and in my book that makes it clutter. There's a fairly simple solution to this: the 'Add Price Book' … Continue reading Only using the standard price book? You can hide the option to ‘Add Price Book’!
A few weeks ago I realised it was time to hide the Classic report builder. For what I need in my current role, I can happily use the Lightning report builder and not feel that I'm missing any functionality. If I don't need the Classic report builder anymore then my users definitely don't! You might … Continue reading It’s time to start letting go…how to hide the Classic report builder
Whenever I get a request for a new dashboard I try to use dashboard filters where possible instead of over-filtering the underlying reports. The reason? It's easier to re-use or clone the reports and dashboard in future. I love dashboard filters and very often find myself filtering on picklists like Opportunity Stage or Account Type. … Continue reading Dashboard date filters: the best feature you’re not using yet…