This past weekend was the annual hackathon hosted by Salesforce in San Francisco leading up to the Dreamforce conference. If you’ve never participated in a hackathon before I highly recommend it (especially this one); you would be hard pressed to find another event that was simultaneously the source of both so much fun and so […]

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By scott Date October 15, 2014 Tags No Comments

Many times I have run into the situation where I would like to insert a parent record and its children into Salesforce’s database simultaneously. This can be a little tricky if you are inserting a list of parent records and would like to instantiate the children records prior to the commit of said list because […]

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By scott Date May 27, 2012 Tags No Comments

Today I noticed a very interesting fact about the String.split() and String.contains() methods within Salesforce while attempting to iterate through a text field that contained one or more pipe (|) delimited strings. First, I ran a check to ensure that the text contained the pipe delimiter by using the String.contains() method. If it did contain […]

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By scott Date May 16, 2012 Tags No Comments

Shockingly, the ability to calculate exponents containing fractions is (as of this posting and to the best of my knowledge) not yet supported within Salesforce. This can cause serious issues for any Salesforce users that require very exact calculations, such as those within the financial industry. I urge anyone reading this post to go here and […]

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