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Kitchener Canada Developer Group Event: Shadow DOM, CSS and Styling Hooks in LWC by Alba Rivas

Special thanks to our speaker, Alba Rivas, for the session on “Shadow DOM, CSS and Styling Hooks in LWC”.Presentation: Shadow DOM, CSS and Styling Hooks in LWC what you need to know from Sudipta Deb ☁ Recording:Reference Links:SLDS Design TokensGithub Repo: shadow-domGithub Repo:...

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Make Lightning Record Page Look Like Classic Record Page

 If you love how the record page is displayed in Classic, then what I am going to share in this post, you will definitely like that.If you like videos, then I have created a small video as well to explain the steps. You can check the video here.In Classic, when you open any record detail page, you will find all the related list and Open Activities, Activity History, Notes & Attachments as you scroll down, but when you open the same record page in Lightning, you will find a tab named “Related” and under which you will find all the related lists. In Lightning, activities, and chatter can be found on the right side of the record page. Below two screenshots show how the same record page displays in Classic and Lightning Experience.ClassicLightning ExperienceHow to make Lightning Record Page Look Like Classic Record PageStep 1Go to Setup and search for “Record Page Settings”. Then, open the “Record Page Settings”.Step 2Select “Full View” under “Default Lightning Experience Record Page View”.Select “Related Lists” under “Default Activities View (desktop only)”.Here are the screenshots -Final LookAs you can see above, we have scrolled view in Lightning instead of the tabbed view. VideoHere is the video...

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Understand Salesforce Lightning Knowledge Data Model

While working with Lightning Knowledge, what I realized is that there is hardly any tutorial/post which explains the Knowledge Data Model in a very simple way. So I thought of writing my understanding with examples covering the part of the data model. I hope this will help you to understand the data model clearly and quickly.Understanding the data model is always very important while doing the development as it will help you to play with the objects and do configure/customization that is possible, basically getting the maximum benefit of the platform.To start with, the Knowledge Object Model is based on Abstract and Concrete objects. Core Abstract and Concrete ObjectsThe core abstract objects are – KnowledgeArticle and KnowledgeArticleVersion. The corresponding concrete versions are – Knowledge__ka and Knowledge__kav.Below is the data model from the Salesforce Developer Guide -Complete Data Model Relationship between Knowledge__ka and Knowledge__kavAs per the data model, the relationship between Knowledge__ka and Knowledge__kav is 1 to many. That is one Knowlegde__ka can have multiple Knowledge__kav. The link is happening through KnowledgeArticleId (remember KnowledgeArtcileId and Id are two different fields). So let’s check the example below.The “HelloWorld” article is having two versions – Now if I run the query against Knowledge__ka, I am getting one entry which provides me the KnowledgeArticleIdNow with the same KnowledgeArticleId, if I query Knowledge__kav, I will get one entry. Surprised?? Why only one entry where it should be...

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New Admin Features From Winter 21 Release

In today’s post, I am going to share some of my favorite Admin features from Winter 21 release.SurveyWhile creating the survey, admins now have the option of saving the survey as a template. After creating the template, users can open it and make a copy from the top-right menu to create their own survey based on the template.Flow EnhancementsI have written a separate post covering only flow enhancements coming with Winter 21 release.Here is the post – Winter 21 Flow EnhancementsDynamic Form    With this release, admins now have the power to select the position of the fields in the page layout. As of today, this is only available to custom objects and Lightning App Builder.When admins will open the record details section from the Lightning page in App Builder, they will be presented with the option to Upgrade (as shown below). Selecting the upgrade option will provide the admins the option to create dynamic forms by positioning fields in different sections on the layout.Even admins can click on the “Analyze” button at the top right section which will provide them the option whether the customization is good from a performance standpoint.No More Ref IDs in Email-to-CaseRef IDs are not always our good friend when dealing with Email-to-Case, as people tend to delete, modify those ugly looking ids when sending emails/replies and that always causes problems with case routing.The good...

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How to update “N” records in Flow

 If you are implementing business logic through Salesforce’s flow, you might need to loop through a list of records to do some manipulation. This is a very basic requirement. If you ever need to query records from Salesforce (let’s say all accounts where the billing country is India), it is very easy to do in SOQL and Get Records flow elements. But things will become a little tricky when the requirement says “Fetch first 5 accounts based on the created date where the billing country in India”. It is definitely very easy in SOQL with the limit statement, but in Get Records flow element, there is no way to (as of Winter’21 release) limit the record.To overcome this situation, we can implement the counter mechanism which will basically make sure that when the # of loop iteration is greater than 5 (because we just need the first 5 accounts), the flow will not perform any business logic.Here is the overall flow -Here as you can see for each loop iteration, we are incrementing the counter value by 1 and then checking whether the new value is greater than 5 or not. Based on that decision element, either we are updating the account’s rating i.e. performing business logic or ignoring the business logic execution. This flow solution is definitely making sure that only for the first 5 records the business logic...

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