Category: Salesforce Administration

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Use Apex Code to Dynamically Select the Approver in a Salesforce Approval Process

One of the most frustrating things about Salesforce Approval Processes is that you can’t really use complex business logic to route the approvals to the right person without creating a lot of tedious approval steps and hardcoding users. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can use Apex code to build complex logic to tell Salesforce who the approver should be.

Fix for Salesforce.com Date Picker Year Limitation

By default the Salesforce date picker only shows a handful of values in the Year drop down field. For most applications this is just fine. But take, for example, a date of birth field. Users might not realize that you can edit the year manually in the text field and when presented with a drop down list that only shows the last 4 or 5 years, might get confused and click away. JavaScript to the rescue!