Category Archives: Salesforce Recipes

How to create charts using D3 Library in Lightning Components

D3.js is the most popular library for creating interactive charts in any web application. You can also use D3.js library in Lightning components for graphical representation of data. These charts can be used to give sales insights to a member ( Salesforce user) of the sales team.  This article will show how can we leverage D3.js to build charts with a… Read more »

How to create table with resizable columns using Lightning Design System ( Column Resizable DataTable )

Lightning design system comes with some really nice cascading stylesheet but still, there are some components where JS support is not provided. During a project, I came across the same where I had to write Javascript code by myself. After going many rounds of testing and changes, finally, I managed to get it working. It’s Data Table component which I am… Read more »

How to recreate modal component for force:lightningQuickActionWithoutHeader ( Showing quick action same as Lightning Experience Standard modal )

If you are building a lightning component for a lightning-quick action then you must be having a hard time to add additional buttons to the footer. If you are implementing the force:lightningQuickActionWithoutHeader interface in the component then you can get rid of the default header and footer and can create your own footer with the buttons of your choice. But… Read more »

Are you looking for a way to open a lightning component in a new tab/window on detail page button click?

While working on a lightning component development, I found that there is no standard way to open a lighting component in a new tab. You can find the same problem being asked on developer forums. So, to be honest there is no standard way to achieve this behavior. I used a workaround to get this done in a project. I… Read more »

Jquery Datepicker in Lightning Components for better control on behaviour of Datepicker

Having trouble with and components? Then why don’t you use Jqyery Datepicker? Jquery datepicker gives a lot of flexibility and freedom to developers to let them use a datepicker as per business needs. A developer can enforce validation on dates and date range which is very hard to impose using these out-of-the-box components as they rely on HTML5 input element. Following… Read more »

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If there is a need of scheduling an apex job or schedulable apex class after each hour then cron expression is the best way. Cron expression allows you to schedule a job on a specific time. Following cron expression runs a job after each hour of the day. Cron expression is built with following parameters –  Seconds Minutes Hours Day_of_month… Read more »

Lightning Component – Display records in a dynamic table using FieldSet on any object

Recently, while answering on developer forums. I came across a question where someone asked about a lightning component to display records in the table using a fieldset. I tried to put my effort to create a generic lightning component which can be used with any object and a fieldset. After the release of new components like Lightning:RecordEditForm, this has become… Read more »