Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Better Way to Manage JSON and SAQL in Analytics Cloud

labs_headerIt’s really easy to get started with Analytics Cloud.  Load an internal or external dataset, create a couple of lens, clip to a dashboard and relish in the insights.  Now to get the most out of Wave, you have to dive under the covers and work with JSON and SAQL (Salesforce Analytics Query Language).

Previously, this meant spinning up your favorite editor, digging through the documentation and a lot of copy and paste.  Thanks to the innovation coming from Salesforce Labs, there is a new tool that enables inline editing of Metadata/JSON as well as SAQL.  Let’s take a look and see how much time you can save.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Tips for Working in Multiple Salesforce Environments

password-managersHow many different Salesforce environments do you work in - 1, 2, 5, 20, more?  I tried to count up all the different logins I have and gave up after hitting 50.  The ease at which you can sign up for a free Salesforce org is one of Salesforce's greatest strengths. However, it contributes to org sprawl and the need to manage multiple usernames and passwords.

In addition, as a Salesforce ISV/SI partner there are development orgs, branch orgs, packaging orgs, testing orgs, patch orgs, release orgs, trial orgs, and more.  Throw in my company business org, the Salesforce Success Community and Partner Community just to make it fun.  That's a lot of org credentials to remember and access on a daily basis.

Here is how I keep track of it all.  My focus is on using Chrome, as it is my browser of choice and is available across platforms.