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Salesforce Heretic » Howto

November 2, 2006

More Obtrusive Ads…

Filed under: Howto, Code, Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 12:11 pm

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If users whine to their admins, and SFDC never hears it… did it really happen?

Hot on the heels of the AppExchange intrusive ad is a brand new “Unlimited Edition” advert… Same thing, same obnxious locaiton, new code to disable it: (more…)

September 4, 2006

Pet Peeve - Obtrusive Ads…

Filed under: Howto, Code, Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 9:53 pm

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I don’t know about most people but I tend to go quite a long way to block pop-up, pop-under, roll-in, roll-out, roll-over, auto-click, and other obtrusive, annoying kinds of advertising seen around the ‘net. I also don’t know quite when SFDC decided to put one on the home page after you log-in either…. I’m not one to stand for things that really annoy the living hell out of me, especially when they get in the way of clicking the too-often-used Setup link. (Admittedly I should Bookmark the thing but….) So instead of, well, raising my concerns with SFDC, I took matters into my own hands. Here’s the ad, read on to see how to disable it.

SFDC AdExchange, er AppExchange
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April 28, 2006

Salesforce.com Mail Merge, Part V: Where Movie Sequels Fear to Tread…

Filed under: Howto, Code, Salesforce.com, Mail Merge — heretic @ 7:20 pm

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In our 5th part of our 4,323,412 part series on building our own Mail Merge tool for Salesforce.com we take a look at downloading the mail merge template file, and getting Word to perform the merge. (more…)



April 10, 2006

Progmatic Access to Salesforce.com Reports

Filed under: Howto, Salesforce.com — heretic @ 8:51 am

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Every once in awhile the topic gets broached on the Salesforce.com forums about getting access to reports via the API. Still no dice on that though, but there are a few tips and tricks you can use to get your data — if you’re willing to work for it. (more…)

April 3, 2006

Homepage and Dashboard Auto-Refresh

Filed under: Howto, Code, Salesforce.com — heretic @ 11:56 pm

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The Salesforce.com customer forums has some interesting discussions from time to time. Back in December Salesforce.com user jay07 posted a thread entitled “Favorite Home Page Elements.” In it some nice home page components were disccused. I offered my personal favorite - the homepage auto-refresh.

My placing an HTML META refresh tag inside the “Messages and Alerts” homepage component you can cause the home page to reload at certain intervals. The upside to this change is that users who leave their homepage acive in the background of their PC will never be logged out of the system. It’s also a significant drawback too.

A user replied asking if there was a way to have the dashboard automatically refresh too. Unfortunately at the time while there was a way to do it, it wasn’t very pretty. With the new UI in the Winter ‘06 release this became alot simpler. (more…)