Author: albaazconarivas

Lightning Components lifecycle

When working with Lightning Components framework it is very important to understand how the different components are rendered by the framework, which possibilities do we have to interact with the component lifecycle and how will the framework react to certain events as for example a change of an attribute. Want to know more? Continue reading!

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Creating pre-populated records with lightning:recordEditForm

A typical use case when creating records is to populate some fields in advance, and then let the user fill in the rest of required fields. Let’s say that we want to create account records, having a pre-populated description, like this:

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10 things to know about Platform Developer I and Developer II exams!

10 things to know about Platform Developer I and Developer II exams!

It has been a while I don’t write a post and this is because I was studying for Dev I and II exams. The good news is that I passed both! In this post I am going to try to give some advice about each of the certifications.

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Bound and unbound expressions in Lightning Components

Today I want to take a look at the data binding possibilities that exist for Lightning Components attributes. We will see how attributes can be referenced using bound or unbound expressions, and which implications will these bindings have in our application.

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Analyzing Big Objects data

Following with the blogs I have recently written about Big Objects, as this one or this one, I want to finish this blog series for now talking about one use case that I am sure you have thought about when reading the previous posts.

Imagine that you have some Big Objects in your organization. You have stored some data there, and now, you want to report on them. As you probably know if you read this post, search, reports and dashboards are not available for Big Objects. How can we accomplish this?

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Big Object field types workarounds

If you have taken a look at Big Objects, you will have noticed that we can only create fields of the following types (information valid for Winter 18 release):

  • Text
  • Number
  • Datetime
  • Lookup to Standard or Custom objects

Big Objects can be used for multiple purposes, but typically, archiving old records is one of the use cases. What can you do if you need to archive a custom object which has field types that are not supported, as for example picklist or master-detail? What if you want to create lookups to Big Objects? Read this post and you will find a solution.

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