How Admins Can Mass Move Reports and Dashboards

Spoiler alert: we're heading back to Classic to mass move reports and dashboards using drag and drop functionality. Do I really want to be encouraging you back to Classic as an advocate and champion for Lightning?! Not really, but needs must. Last week I needed to move some reports and dashboards fast and I'd forgotten … Continue reading How Admins Can Mass Move Reports and Dashboards

Automatic Updates on the Report Preview – On or Off?

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?

Why you MUST make users subscribe to reports for themselves and stop subscribing on their behalf.

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.

It’s time to start letting go…how to hide the Classic report builder

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

Dashboard date filters: the best feature you’re not using yet…

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…

Time saving tips: You can mass delete those unused reports…

Last week we looked at how you can identify unused reports....now that we've found them, what shall we do with them?! I'm going to show you how to mass delete them, but first, let's talk a bit about what you should do before wielding your mighty Admin powers. Users tend to get a bit upset … Continue reading Time saving tips: You can mass delete those unused reports…

Identify unused reports by creating a ‘report on reports’

The problem: "Can't see the wood for the trees". That's a favourite saying of mine. Reports in Salesforce are a great example of this; how often have you looked for a specific report but there were so many you couldn't find it? I'm sure you're a lovely Admin and you've trained your users to create … Continue reading Identify unused reports by creating a ‘report on reports’

Create A Data Quality Progress Bar 🔋

The problem:  In my last post I discussed the importance of identifying your data quality so you can plan how to tackle it. After reading that post someone asked me if I could combine my data quality score with a declarative progress bar instead of stars. The answer is YES and I'd love to show … Continue reading Create A Data Quality Progress Bar 🔋

Lead Scoring by Data Quality ⭐⭐⭐⭐

The problem: Bad data plagues us all. In all seriousness, if you don't have bad data then we need to talk so you can tell me your secrets... Poor data quality has many consequences, here are just a few: ❌ Poor user adoption ❌ Lack of executive buy in ❌ Unreliable reports and dashboards ❌ Slower on-boarding of … Continue reading Lead Scoring by Data Quality ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Time saving tips: Remove all report columns with a single click using the Lightning report builder!

Ah standard report types....how we love your default columns. We absolutely do not spend an age removing the default columns every time we create a new report (hint: we do). The Lightning report builder has a really nifty solution for this! You can use the 'Remove All Columns' button. It does what it says on … Continue reading Time saving tips: Remove all report columns with a single click using the Lightning report builder!