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Never store record’s Id as a String (Variable type) if you are comparing Ids in your Apex code If you are writing apex code then make sure that you are treating Ids’ carefully.  You should emphasize on declaring your variables of Id-type instead of String since storing record Id in a variable which type is Id will do the 15-character… 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 »

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Now using Lightning Design System in Lightning Application is easier – No static resource is required to include CSS files. An application automatically gets Lightning Design System styles and design tokens if it extends force:slds. Same behaviour can be accomplished in Visualforce pages with the help of apex:slds component. Include  in a Visualforce page to use Lightning Design System stylesheets in the… Read more »

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Accessing record ID in the Lightning component is very simple. Just use following things. Implements force:hasRecordId interface in the component as follows. <aura:component implements=”flexipage:availableForRecordHome,force:hasRecordId” access=”global”> Define an aura:attribute as follows. <aura:attribute name=”recordId” type=”String” description=”The ID of the record to be displayed. Provided by force:hasRecordId interface.”/>

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 »

Display Google Map in the formula field using geo-location fields

I came across a question on the answer community where someone is looking for a solution to display the google map on detail page using geolocation field. I thought it’s a good topic to write about so everyone will get benefitted. Use case – I have a geolocation field on the Account object for storing the client’s office location, now… Read more »