Today, Developer Force (http://developer.force.com) released its new library. Here are a few of them. All can be found at http://wiki.developerforce.com/index.php/Documentation. Workbook http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/workbook/index.htm Fundamentals http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/fundamentals/index.htm Cookbook http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/cookbook/index.htm Apex Advanced Code Example http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/Content/apex_shopping_cart_example.htm https://sites.secure.force.com/appexchange/listingDetail?listingId=a0N30000001saDCEAY And many more to come!
What do you do when you want to calculate a formula-like field but a regular formula won't work? Salesforce CRM's formulas handle dates very well. If you want to enter a date value and have formula fields display, for instance, mydate__c + 21 days, that's simple. Just use mydate__c + 21. Side note: If you try going the long way around and use DATE( YEAR( mydate__c ), MONTH( mydate__c ), DAY( mydate__c ) + 21 ) and mydate__c = 09/17/2010, Salesforce returns #Error! because there's no date 09/38/2010. Similarly, adding three months to a date like 1/31/2010 will also give an error. More about this in a future post. DateTime fields are like Date fields, but they include... wait for it... a time component (and can be created in the running user's local time zone or in GMT). Here's a use-case for a DateTime formula field: A photography studio schedules […]