Creating Apps

This path is applicable to anyone who wishes to enhance, extend, or customize Salesforce.com via Force.com. This path is geared mostly towards non-programmers and creating standalone Force.com apps.

Prerequisite
None

Expected Duration
142 minutes

Description
Force.com is a platform as a server, or PaaS, that is integrated into the Salesforce.com infrastructure. In this course, you will learn about the Force.com interface and features available for creating a custom employee app. This course covers the force.com interface, how data is managed, layouts and view, and how to integrate basic workflows and business logic.

Objective

Creating Apps

  • start the course
  • interact with the Force.com interface and create a new Force.com app
  • create a new custom object for a Force.com app
  • add and describe the basic fields that can be added to an object
  • create master-detail relations between two objects
  • add a Formula field to an object
  • create and use a Roll-up Summary field to an object
  • create and use a Picklist field for item selection
  • add, remove, and reorder tabs in the app

Data Management

  • outline best practices and rationale for preparing data for import
  • use the Schema Builder to manage objects and their relationships
  • review data import options and load data using the Custom Object Import Wizard

Layouts and Views

  • create new views to customize the display of data
  • use the Page Layout Editor to add a custom page to the app
  • use the Page Layout Editor to add, remove, and rearrange fields on a page
  • enable feed tracking for an object and configure push notifications

Workflows and Business Logic

  • add workflow rules to automate a business practice
  • add workflow rules based on time triggers and formulas
  • add validation rules to enforce business rules
  • create a workflow approval process using the Jump Start Wizard
  • modify a workflow approval process
  • verify and activate an approval process using the View Diagram interface

Test and Launch

  • initiate an approval and then log in as Approver to test approval request and fulfillment
  • optimize the home page layout to include “Items to Approve”
  • review different ways the approver can provide approval and rejection

Practice: Create a Basic App

  • create an app using Force.com that can interact with the end users and the back-end data model

MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION

$129/month
 

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

$1295/year

Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.