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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 implications of auto-updating fields

Earlier in this chapter, we looked at the limits that exist when building process automation processes in the Lightning Platform. We detailed the limits at the org level but noted that the limits also apply at the object level. The process automation limits at the object level see a restriction on the number of active automation processes regardless of which automation tool is needed. This is because there is an underlying impact of auto-updating fields, whether the update is being performed using Workflow, Flow, or Process Builder.

The impact of auto-updating fields can lead to performance issues and also create record update conflicts during the updating of records and is an important concept to consider when building process automation in the Lightning Platform.

We will now look at two areas of concern that affect Workflow when auto-updating fields. These areas of concern are caused by the setting of re-evaluations of...