Author: manueltejeiro

Salesforce Winter 17 Highlights

We already have a new version of our loved CRM & Platform. Once again over 300 new features are released and it is a litte bit overwhelming to go over all of them. Just to highlight the most important ones for me and that we cannot miss, I’ll list them. Ligthning enhancements: Lightning Data Service […]

Retrieving blob objects from Azure with Apex

Maybe you need to retrieve blobs stored in Azure Storage Services and save them as Salesforce attachments. Let’s suppose we have an attachment base64 encoded stored as a blob in Azure. We could retrieve it with the following snippet: String blobName = ”; String urlQueue = ‘https://.blob.core.windows.net//’ + blobName; string storageKey = ”; Datetime dt […]

Sending e-mails from Salesforce using Amazon SES

SFDC has increased from 1000 to 5000 the number of e-mails that can be sent to external e-mail addresses within Winter ’17 release. This is really good news but still, in some cases, can be insufficient. I want to show you how you can send e-mails, in both HTML and text plain versions and with […]

Named credentials using OAuth

Sometimes you need to use the Rest API in your Apex Code to make callouts to other Salesforce Orgs or even to the same Org where you are executing your code. You could use Named Credentials to avoid storing user and password credentials (normally in an unsecure way) with OAuth. We will need the following […]

Setting RecordType for new records without query

My godness, how many queries would force.com save if all of us knew this? insert new Task ( Subject = ‘Your appointment is at noon’, RecordType = new RecordType (Name = ‘SMS’) ); How come has this gone unnoticed? Anyway, better late than never!

CreatedDate in test classes

Finally Salesforce fills the gap and allows you to specify the createddate field within test classes. You only have to use the Test.setCreatedDate method introduced with Spring ’16. @isTest private class CreatedDateTest { static testMethod void test() { Contact c = new Contact(FirstName =’Marc’, LastName = ‘Benioff’); insert c; Test.setCreatedDate(c.Id, DateTime.newInstance(2016, 1, 26)); Test.startTest(); Contact […]

Spring ’16

Spring ’16 release is already among us. I was able to attend the 4 webcasts where the most important features were presented with nice demonstrations. I recommend you to join the Release Readiness Chatter group. There are very interesting documents, including the release notes for this release but also for past and future releases. Once […]

Manage UserTerritory table through REST API

UserTerritory is one of the few objects that don’t allow DML Operations. However, we can manage it through the REST API. We could assign a User to a Territory by using the following APEX code: HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest(); Http http = new Http(); String baseUrl = URL.getSalesforceBaseUrl().toExternalForm(); req.setEndpoint( baseUrl + ‘/services/data/v34.0/sobjects/UserTerritory/’); req.setHeader(‘Authorization’, ‘OAuth […]

Defensive future calls

I would like to talk about the wonderful and simple pattern for making future calls. This pattern was presented by Dan Appleman at one of his sessions at Dreamforce this year. It looks like this: public void CallFuture2() { if(System.isFuture() ||system.isBatch()) defensiveFutureCallSync(); else { if(Limits.getFutureCalls() < Limits.getLimitFutureCalls()) defensiveFutureCallAsync(); else { // error handling } } […]

Update relationships using External IDs

Let’s suppose we have two objects, Speaker object and another one called company. The speaker record below has “Marc_Benioff” as External Id and it is related to a company called “SFDC”.   Its company looks as follows: We want to update the speaker’s company to another one called Microsoft   We can do it without […]