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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

Using change sets for app deployment

Earlier in this chapter, we looked at ALM and discovered that the sixth and final step involves the release of changes to the production org.

We also learned about various development models, and in particular the change set development model, which is enacted using the setup UI. Here, the change set feature enables the grouping of change items into change sets within a development environment, which can then be migrated between environments during ALM steps.

A change set comprises a set of changes that are either new or modified metadata items of the production environment. Multiple change sets can be created, and they contain metadata that reflects the configuration, declarative customization, and programmatic code for the build.

The process of using change sets to migrate changes between environments on the Lightning Platform is as follows:

  1. Creating a deployment connection: A deployment connection allows change sets to be uploaded...