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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. :)
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Atul GuptaAtul Gupta


1. I hope you are aware of and using the Dreamforce agenda builder.

2. Check out this link (

Dreamforce allows 75% of the seating for that session to be reserved. The remaining 25% is left open for walk-ins. What that means is that you could still get a seat in the room, but you’ll need to stand in the “standby” line. Check your enrolled session on the “My Agenda” tab on the Dreamforce website.
Sarah AlbersSarah Albers 

I want not only the date, but the time of creation to show up in a report on a custom object.  I would like to capture records created today (or 1 day) and sort them by time of creation. 

It does appear to be sorting based on time of creation, but the only evidence of this is if we open the record and check.  How can I get it to show up in the report?

Thanks friends!

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Steve MolisSteve Molis
Hi Sarah,
You can do that by creating a custom Formula Field (DateTime) and insert CreatedDate in the Formula Wizard.  

PS.  Don't ask me why this works, it just does.
Aaron KingAaron King 
I am posting this as a Question and Answer just in case it helps others.

I was playing with Process builder, and I was sure my logic was right, but I kept getting this error when trying to activate it:

I am trying to activate process builder and i get this error:

Unfortunately, there was a problem. Please try again. If the problem continues, contact Salesforce Customer Support with the error ID shown here and any other related details. Error ID: 1200460866-69953 (1952119784)

I submitted a case with salesforce, and their response was that I had exceeded the limit for active workflow rules on the opportunity object.   (I guess the error message not telling me that is part of Process Builder being in Beta)?  Anyway, I hope this helps other people who were going crazy like me trying to figure out that error message...
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Aaron KingAaron King
Salesforce has increased my org limit for workflow rules, this seems to have solved the problem... Hopefully this can help others. 
Claus BoschClaus Bosch 
Cannot save  or export pptx files as pdf using office in built functionality. No fix is available. Re-installed few times and the error message says there is an error while saving the file. Same for save as or export. This happens just with this one file.  It is very frustrating.
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Esko AroEsko Aro
In PowerPoint 2013, this option is in the Save As.. and Share features from the File tab.   If this option is not available, there is a problem in your install.   
It is not clear from your question which 2013 version you have, but a reinstall or repair should clear this up.
One other thing to try is saving the files as .ppt instead of .pptx and see if you can convert the .ppt file to .pdf. If you can't convert the .pptx to .pdf then we know the problem is in the .pptx file and you can check the .pptx file for causes. It is possible that it is corrupted. Lots of help here:
System AdminSystem Admin 
I like the Log a Call button but I would like to rename as "Log a Phone Call" because my outside sales team uses this button to log a sales call.  How can I do this?  I thought I could copy the page source, and copy into a Visualforce page and the just replace the button.  but that's not working.  I can't find anywhere to just rename the button either.  Ideas?
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Alexander SieckAlexander Sieck

@font-face { font-family: "Times"; }@font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } At the moment we can't rename these buttons but you can create your own and remove the Log A Call button.

From Customize>Activities>Task Buttons and Links>Custom Buttons and Links - click New and name it "Log Account Activity" (without the quotes, obviously) Display type is "List Button". Content source is URL. Behavior is Display in existing window without sidebar or header.

Copy and paste this code  /00T/e?title=Enter Activity Subject Here&what_id={!Account.Id}&followup=1&tsk5=Enter Activity Subject Here&retURL=%2F{!Account.Id}

This is to be used in the Account layouts only. Follow the same steps to create another one for Contact layouts except use this code 
/00T/e?who_id={!Contact.Id}&followup=1&tsk5=Enter Activity Subject Here&retURL=%2F{!Contact.Id} and name it "Log Contact Activity".

Now you need to add it to your respective layouts.

Customize>Accounts>Page Layouts>Edit. Select Activity History from your Related List section and click Edit Properties.

From the Standard Buttons list, deselect the Log A Call button. From the Custom Buttons list select the Log Account Activity button from Available Buttons list. Follow the same steps at the Contact Layouts section.

Let me know how this works out for you. Good Luck!
Lars BrinkLars Brink 
I want to add the field ''description'' to the edited view of Accounts, but the field is not available.

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Martin BlenkeMartin Blenke
Hi Lars,
You can't add it to the list view as this field is a long text area field. As a workaround you can create other custom fields to hold the data. You can:
  • Create a custom Text field (can hold <255 characters on a single line) OR
  • Create a custom Text Area Field (can hold <255 characters on multiple lines) OR
  • Create any other type of custom field that would suit the type of data requested
John DanielsonJohn Danielson 
We are trying to find a way to turn the Mailing State/Province field into a picklist to prevent users from using state abbreviations and/or mispelling states. Is is possible to make that field a picklist?
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Cody GirodCody Girod
John - I believe Salesforce has a beta right now attempting to address what you are asking for. I would connect with your SFDC rep to see if you can review the beta in your Org.
Marketo SyncMarketo Sync 
I am trying to edit the Page Layout in the Lead and Contact sections so the Campaign Activity Related List will show right below the Lead and Contact Details sections.  Is this possible?  When I try to move it, it won't let me (I get a green check box, but when I drop it, it returns to the bottom of the page).  I've even tried adding a VisualForce page and then dragging and dropping, but that doesn't work either.

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Puneet MehtaPuneet Mehta
From Setup, click Develop | Pages to display the Pages list page, which shows all the Visualforce pages defined for your organization.
Click New to define a new Visualforce page.
Give it a suitable name.

Paste this in VF Page editor:

<apex:page standardController="Contact">
  <apex:relatedList list="CampaignMembers" />

From Setup, click Customize.
Choose the Contact Object.
Complete one of the following.
For Enterprise, Unlimited, and Developer Edition organizations, click Page Layouts, then Edit next to the page layout you want to customize.
For all other editions, click Page Layout.
Alternately, if you’re using the Enhanced Page Layout Editor, which is enabled by default, you can customize the page layout by clicking Edit Layout from the contact detail page.

Once you are there, on the left you will see
Fields , Buttons , Custom Links , Visualforce Pages , Custom S-Controls , Related Lists

First drag and drop a 'Section' on the top of your page layout.
Select Layout as 1-Column.

Select Visualforce Pages.
You will see the name of the Visualforce Page you created before.
Drag and drop that VF Page to the section.
Click Save.

See the screenshot:
Brendan ConroyBrendan Conroy 
Two of my clients are being asked by Marketo to consolidate their amount of Leads in Marketo. They said that we will have to shut off the sync, delete the Leads in Marketo, make some kind of signifier that would prevent the Marketo Sync User from seeing the Leads, and then turn the sync back on. The rationale is that if the Marketo User can't see the records, it won't sync them back into Marketo after doing the deletion on their side. 

The currently Marketo User has view all/modify all permissions (so no hiding of records). So two questions, One: what permissions does this User have to have in order to have the sync remain (ie if I take off view all/modify all is it going to break anything. Two: has anyone done this process before in which they hid specific records from a User like this? Normally I would just remove Profile permissions, but I don't want to break the sync not knowing what the User actually needs. Thanks!
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Paul FischerPaul Fischer
Hi, This issue is that Marketo makes a corresponding record from either a Lead or Contact called ObjectChangeLog. It doesn't distinguish between Leads or Contacts. So even if the integration user can see the Leads, the user can see the ObjectChangeLogs created from a Lead. That is why you need a checkbox on the ObjectChangeLog record. Then you need a batch apex process to clean up the object change logs that the integration user can't see because Marketo can't go through it's normal clean up process on those records.