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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

Considerations when changing the type of a custom field

Occasionally, after you have created custom fields in Salesforce, there is the need to change the field's type as the type of data that is to be stored needs to be changed. The reason for this change of data type could be because the initial requirements were not clear or because new discoveries about how the solution is used identify a more suitable field to be used.

Before attempting to change the data type of a field, you should carefully consider the effect that the change might have on the existing data and the impacts in general that may be experienced after the field's type has been changed. There are some situations and types of fields that are fully restricted and changing the data type of the field is not permitted.

There are some situations and types of fields where changes are permitted but have restrictions and have impacts on the stored data. These include the loss of data or system controls for what...