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Chris DuncombeChris Duncombe 
Was informed today that I have been named a Salesforce MVP.  I just wanted to thank everyone as I know the nomination came from within the community.  I am honored and just wanted to say thank you  :)
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Jackie DoanJackie Doan
Chris, let's mark a best answer to keep our community clean! 

Haha - had to bust your chops. :)
Khalil MedinaKhalil Medina 
I want to say THANK YOU all. Today I certified as a Sales Force ADM and it won't be possible without you guys.  I want to say specially thanks to Steve Molis and Jeff May, you guys are a huge example for me. I cannot be more happy

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Khalil MedinaKhalil Medina
Syam Kishore: the key for me was learning everyday something new, because since I work as a salesforce adm I have some experience. I didn't try to memorize answers and questions, I don't find this valuable. I went to real situations. 

That serie of videos named: WHO SEES WHAT is excelent:

And the next on line courses:
Online course: Administration Essentials for New Admins and Administration Essentials for the 
Service Cloud
Other helpful resources:
 Online course: Analyze Your Data with Reports
 Online course: Configure Salesforce with Custom Fields
 Online course: Customizing Profiles to Align with Your Business Needs
 Online course: Getting a Head Start with Chatter
 Online course: Getting Started with Managing Data
 Online course: Managing Users and Troubleshooting Login Issues
 Online course: Summarize Your Data with Dashboards

That's all.


Jack SpiderJack Spider 
I created a custom object in my production environment with some fields A,B,C.
I then created some other fields E,D,F in sandbox and I also created a trigger in sandbox.

After deployed the changesets to production, I tried to create a report on the custom object.
But I'm only able to see and drag A,B,C from the left panel.

So what might be the problem?
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Mayank SrivastavaMayank Srivastava
Check the field level security of the fields E,D and F by going to Setup -> Manage Users ->Profiles. Acces your profile , then the custom object and then the fields. Mark them visible and you are good to go. 
I'm assuming that you didn't move profiles as components in the outbound changeset from Sandbox, hence the discrepancy.
Dan EnglandDan England 
Specifically: I have a picklist field for Primary Sales Engineer on the account. When I create an opportunity, I'd like to pass that value down to the opportunity but I want to be able to change that value if I don't want the default.
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Kristopher EagerKristopher Eager
You can do this with a simple workflow rule and two custom fields:

1. Create a custom formula field on opportunities that pulls-in the value from the Primary Sales Engineer account field, do not put this field on the page layout.
2. Create another custom field on the opportunity, this time a text field, and plan to add this one to the page layout.
3. Create a workflow rule and field update on the opportunity object that when an opportunity is created, will display the value from the hidden formula field.
4. If you want to change the defailt value in the text field, now you can simply key it in!
SBA @ Force by DesignSBA @ Force by Design 
Is there a way to change the Default View to 

instead of
Recently viewed?

Causes a problem with some users finding their reports if they do not notice the Recently Viewed instead of All setting.


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Aiden MartinAiden Martin

Not at this time.  Negative feedback about this issue has prompted the Product Manager to state that this will be resolved on or before the Spring release.


Stephen NoeStephen Noe 
I'm setting up federated signal sign on for an org and have read one of the best practices is to exclude at least one system administrator from single sign on so that if the SSO provider were ever to go down, the admin could still access Salesforce to disable SSO for other users.  This makes sense, although I'm wondering how to exclude the admin from using SSO?  What do I need to do to ensure the admin user does not authenticate with SSO and instead uses native Salesforce authenticaion?  Is it as easy as leaving the Federation ID field empty on the admin user record?
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Sunil SarillaSunil Sarilla
Hi Stephen Noe,
Yes you are right, just leave the Federation ID field blank, users can always login from the login URl i.e. even if you have the SSO implemented.
Gina LoeffelGina Loeffel 

I'm trying to create two reports, one with our Estimated Date of Order Entry (DOE Date) in the next 3-6 months, and one in the next 6-12 months. I'm trying to run it with DOE Date = All Time and then a filter with DOE Date is greater or equal to Next 91 Days and DOE Date is lesser to equal to Next 183 Days. I only want to capture whats 3-6 months out, current date to 6 months out. Can anyone help me with this, and the same idea for 6-12 months (184 - 365 days)?

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Steve MolisSteve Molis
Okay, I think I have to now (that's what I get for posting Answers without coffee) 

Filtered By:  
Estimated Date of Order Entry (DOE Date) not equal to NEXT 2 MONTHS
Estimated Date of Order Entry (DOE Date)  NEXT 6 MONTHS  

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Dave HaneyDave Haney 
I am trying to import about 8000 contacts and 4000 accounts using the Import Wizard for Accounts/Contacts.  I have used it several times before with no issues at all.

I have done it 3 times and get the same error with an email being sent to me saying "An error has occurred while processing your request."

It imports 173 of of the contacts and then stops.

I have contacted support but they are pretty slow in getting back with me and was wondering if anyone had an ideas why an import would begin but halt in the middle of it.
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Sunil SarillaSunil Sarilla
Hi Dave,
Looks like there is a known issue with the import wizard.
Please refer to the following link ( for more details regarding the issue
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Dan MelsheimerDan Melsheimer 
Hello all,

I am trying to take a currency field and pull out what the cent are into a seperate field. 

I tried this formula  RIGHT (TEXT(Retail_List_Price__c ), 2)

However if the amount is $21.00 it displays 21 and not 00. 

Please help, thanks.
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Girish NallamothuGirish Nallamothu
Hello Try this 
RIGHT(TEXT(ROUND( Amount__c * 100, 0)), 2)
Monina MaturanMonina Maturan 
Is there a way to create a custom button for the Case Page Layout to essentially convert a case into an Opportunity. In a way that our users would just click on the button and a new Opportunity is created transferring the essential information from the Case into the Opportunity?

If the above is not possible, I'd really appreciate some direction on the best way to handle this. Thanks.
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Jeff MayJeff May
I would use Flow for that.  Either from a custom button (for manual 'execution') or from within a Process Builder process (if you want it to happen automatically under some circumstances).