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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By : Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams
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Salesforce Platform Developer I Certification Guide

By: Jan Vandevelde, Gunther Roskams

Overview of this book

Salesforce Lightning Platform, used to build enterprise apps, is being increasingly adopted by admins, business analysts, consultants, architects, and especially developers. With this Salesforce certification, you'll be able to enhance your development skills and become a valuable member of your organization. This certification guide is designed to be completely aligned with the official exam study guide for the latest Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I release and includes updates from Spring '19. Starting with Salesforce fundamentals and performing data modeling and management, you’ll progress to automating logic and processes and working on user interfaces with Salesforce components. Finally, you'll learn how to work with testing frameworks, perform debugging, and deploy metadata, and get to grips with useful tips and tricks. Each chapter concludes with sample questions that are commonly found in the exam, and the book wraps up with mock tests to help you prepare for the DEV501 certification exam. By the end of the book, you’ll be ready to take the exam and earn your Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I certification.
Table of Contents (15 chapters)
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Section 1: Fundamentals, Data Modeling, and Management
Section 2: Logic, Process Automation, and the User Interface
Section 3: Testing, Debugging, and Exercise
Mock Tests

Visualizing and creating entity relationships

There is another way though to see, create, and update your data model in Salesforce, and that's through a specific graphical interface called Schema Builder.

In the following screenshot, you get a visual representation of the objects created for our BIM DB app in the Schema Builder. The Schema Builder can be found in Setup | Schema Builder. You can select/deselect the objects you want to visualize on screen in the sidebar, and drag and drop the screens so that you get a clear overview of all relations between those selected objects:

So, Schema Builder is a tool to view and modify your Salesforce org data model. It simplifies the task of designing, implementing, and modifying your data model or schema.

As previously mentioned, you are not only able to view your existing schema, but you can also interactively add new custom objects...