Report back from my session at #22NTC and what to do when we - inevitably - make mistakes on the way to good technology.
case study: how to move a Process Builder to Flow [Salesforce]
During the month of February, I worked with a consultant to move just ONE process builder over to Flow, and it was an ADVENTURE! In this blog post, I will write about some of the challenges, avoided (!) pitfalls, learnings, and maybe even some advice as we, collectively, face this huge change in the Salesforce admin toolbox.
Snowfakery has come a long way, and so have my skills! Here are some useful Snowfakery and CumulusCI commands/arguments and how to get started generating data.
How to make Validation Rules into *Validating* Rules
The database world is replete with options for "validating" data, but there is a huge missing link in our field, which for me boils down to VALIDATING HUMANS.
on gathering (or, what I’m learning as I make mail merge tutorial videos)
Learning how to share mail merge templates with all of you turns into a reflection on The Art of the Gathering, and digital sharing in general.
how to populate multi-select picklists in Google Sheets and Salesforce
Do you need to edit multi-select picklist values in a Google Sheet and then import them into Salesforce? I have a script to help you transcend the limitations of data validation!
sprint reflections vol ix: laughter
"At the end of the day, PRs are meaningless to me if we haven't been laughing."
data viz in salesforce: dashboards or lightning pages?
When you're looking to make report charts easily accessible in Salesforce, should you use a dashboard or a Lightning Page?
rest for the weary
I am more likely to use the "phone a friend" or "talk it out" or "start over" method than to truly walk away. But if I let experience be my teacher, I know that taking space from the problem is probably the most effective tool in overcoming stuckness.
on jevons’ paradox
Do good databases save precious time? Let's see what 19th century British economists (and me) have to say about that! (Spoiler alert: the answer is no)