Tag: Big Objects

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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10 thoughts about Big Objects

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure to give a talk about how to use Big Objects & Async SOQL to build your Big Data solution in Salesforce, with my super colleague Agustina García, at Dreamforce. You can check the video of the talk here.

In this post I want to highlight the 10 key things to remember about Big Objects, one of the features we talked about in the presentation.

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