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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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Become a Force.com Security Superman

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Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at French Touch Dreamin event. I gave a talk about Security, in which I explained some of the main things a developer has to take into account in order that our Salesforce applications are secure. I explained how to take care of CRUD, FLS and sharing, and also of known important vulnerabilities as XSS (cross site scripting), CSRF (cross site request forgery), open redirect or SOQL injection.

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10 thoughts about Platform Events

These days I have had the chance of playing with the new Salesforce functionality called Platform Events. Platform Events allows you to publish and subscribe to events that are distributed over channels on the platform in a really cool way. Platform Events has been made Generally Available in summer 17.
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Shhhh… is coming…dreamOlé ’17

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As probably some of you already know, dreamOlé ’17 is coming! dreamOlé is going to be a Salesforce community driven event that will take place on the 1st of June in Madrid. The main purpose of this event is to connect people from all places that belong or want to be a part of the salesforce world, and leverage the most of these connections.

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Trailhead modules for App Builder certification

Somebody asked me which trailhead modules could help for obtaining platform app builder certification. What I have done is to elaborate an index of them, in order you can practice some of the concepts that are asked in the certification. Obviously, doing this modules is not enough for passing the exam. However it is a good start point. Here you have my index:

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