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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

Identifying the options for using unmanaged packages

Unmanaged packages are a feature of the Lightning Platform that enables you to create packages that contain a set of metadata items that can be uploaded from the current org to one or more Lightning Platform orgs that are not associated with a common production org.

The typical use case for unmanaged packages is building a private template app or a set of change items that can be later modified, or distributing a public free metadata source to provide Lightning App developers with a framework or proof of concept from which to build an app or solution.

After an unmanaged package has been deployed to a Lightning Platform org, the metadata items that are included in the package can be modified and extended within the org where they have been installed. Unlike managed packages, which are used to create public apps for Salesforce AppExchange, which we looked at in Chapter 1, Core Capabilities of the Lightning Platform, unmanaged...