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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By : Paul Goodey
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Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide

By: Paul Goodey

Overview of this book

Do you want to be able to confidently design and build apps that support business processes within the Lightning Platform? Salesforce Platform App Builder Certification Guide not only helps you to do this, but also prepares you for the certification exam. The book starts by describing the core capabilities of the Lightning Platform. You'll learn techniques for data modeling to design, build, and deploy apps without writing code and achieve rapid results with the declarative capabilities that the Lightning Platform provides. Next, you'll explore utilities for importing and exporting data and the features available in the Lightning Platform to restrict and extend access to objects, fields, and records. You'll also be able to customize the Salesforce Lightning Experience user interface (UI) and build functionality for custom buttons, links, and actions. Later, this certification study guide will take you through reporting and the social and mobile features of the Lightning Platform. Finally, you’ll get to grips with Salesforce build environments and deployment options. By the end of this Salesforce book, you'll not only have learned how to build data models, enforce data security, and implement business logic and process automation, but also have gained the confidence to pass the Platform App Builder exam and achieve Salesforce certification.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
Section 1: Introduction to the Lightning Platform Core
Section 2: Behind the Scenes
Section 3: A Step Closer to the Exam

Understanding the types of sandboxes

As mentioned in an earlier section, we have some options when it comes to sandboxes. Sandboxes are separate Lightning Platform environments that can contain declarative configuration, programmatic code, and in some instances data that reflects the entities that are contained in the production org. Sandboxes are separate and isolated from the Salesforce production organization, so changes to settings, configurations, and code that are performed in a sandbox do not affect the Lightning Platform production environment, and vice versa.

To view and manage your existing sandboxes or create new ones on the Lightning Platform, you need to log into your production org, as this is where the option for maintaining sandboxes is located. Sandboxes are not available from within the Developer Edition, so if you do not have access to a licensed production edition, you will not be able to get to the sandbox setup screen.

Access to the sandbox setup screen...