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Nuno VieiraNuno Vieira 

While trying to "Sign up for a Developer Edition Org" using the url below, I'm getting the popup error:
"Signup failed due to internal error. Please contact your system administrator."

And I get an email with the following content:

Subject: Registration Error: sign up template unavailable
Body: We were unable to complete your request at this time because Salesforce is currently upgrading the template used to sign up your organization. Please try again soon.

Any ideas? I can't create the org.
Best Answer chosen by Nuno Vieira
Nuno VieiraNuno Vieira
Thanks for the replies. In fact I concluded that I was not able to create the org from Saudi Arabia, but at the same time, a friend of mine was able to create the org from Denmark, so when I used a VPN it worked.

The explanation that I got is that salesforce was running at that point un update to the platform in the background that was causing my error.

Concluding, it seemed like it was a matter of time for it to start working again as I did not do anything different.
Nuno Vieira
Joseph ThomasJoseph Thomas 
Hi All, 

Currently we are merging two orgs into one . As part of the activity we able to move all the data from Org A to Org B successfully using dataloader . But we got stuck in exporting Notes/ Attachment . 

I did google but i didnt able to find any proper solution . Could anyone help me here !! 

thanks . 

Daniel BorgenichtDaniel Borgenicht 

I would like a custom field to link to the object record just as the Record Name field links to the object record.  For example, the standard Case object has both Case Number and Subject fields that can be clicked to open an object record.

In my custom object, I can only get the Record Name field to open an object record by clicking on it.  My custom object is called Hardware, the Record Name is Hardware_ID, and I would like the custom field Serial Number to also open an object record by clicking on it.  Any suggestions are more than welcome.

Best Answer chosen by Daniel Borgenicht
Mayank SrivastavaMayank Srivastava
Daniel, this is how you can accomplish the requirement:

1. Create a formula field of type Text (let's call it Serial Number).
2. The formula would be this:
HYPERLINK("" &  Id, Serial_Number__c)

The Serial Number field in the above formula should be the original custom field.
The only thing that you need to replace in the above formula is the na34 part with your instance name (like na8 or n16 or na24).

The above formula field will display the Serial Number in the form of a clickable hyperlink.

3. Hide the original Serial Number field on the page layout and expose the formula one instead.
4. You are done.
Vineeth VVineeth V 
The function that we can see few of the account information on contact record page layout when we hover over account name. Where is it configured and how I can make modification? Thanks Vineeth
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Andrew DunlapAndrew Dunlap
Hi Vineeth,

Those details are controlled by the Compact Layout on the Account page. If you head into the Account object, go to the Compact Layout and add/remove the fields you need, and the hover feature will reflect those items!
David GunnDavid Gunn 
When I refresh my Developer Sandbox it brings over products, price books, and pricebook entries from Production.  I presume those are considered metadata.  The problem is that the product data in each of our Salesforce orgs is populated from web services that pulls them in from external systems. The dev Sandbox gets populated by the web service with its own set of products and we don't want Production products in the dev Sandbox.

Is there a way I can refresh without bringing over the products from the Production org?
Best Answer chosen by David Gunn
David GunnDavid Gunn
That's what I've been working on but because of an error (time limit exceeded) due to the large number of price book entries (494K) I'm planning on using Data Loader to export then delete first the price book entries, then price books, then products.
shweta chadhashweta chadha 
Hello Team,

I need to create a lightning application and need to host on the community. My questions are:
1. Can we host the application on the community?
2. What are the setup steps to host the lightning app on the community?
3. Will it be accessible like the regular salesforce application?
Best Answer chosen by shweta chadha
Dnyaneshwar AghawDnyaneshwar Aghaw

Enable the App Launcher in Lightning Communities

Display the App Launcher in Lightning communities to make it easy for members to move between their communities and their Salesforce org. This functionality is available in any community based a Lightning community template or Lightning Bolt solution.​​​​​​​
Brad HoldenBrad Holden 
Ok I am sorry for being a complete newbie... I have spent the last year grappling with some very minor Salesforce development (on a part-time basis) for a small non-profit. I have learned a lot, but still have only placed a very tiny scratch on the surface! 
So now our Self-Signed Certificate is apparently expiring and I have NO IDEA what that means. Any googling of this quickly gets into going-over-my-head territory. Can someone please explain what I have to do and what is in danger of happening if I don't do it? Here's the message:

You have one or more certificates in your Salesforce org Tin Roof Global 00D6100000084nr that will expire soon. Review the list below and visit Certificate and Key Management from Setup to make an update.

I have gone to Certificate and Key Management and have downloaded the .crt file but am really unsure what I am supposed to do with it!

Thanks in adavance
Best Answer chosen by Brad Holden
Hey Brad,

There are few places where a sefl-signed certificate could be used.

1. Identify Provider - If you are using SFDC as IDP for Single Sign On. You can find it under Setup >> Administer >> Security Controls >> Identity Provider.

2. Single Sign-On Settings - If you are using SFDC as Consumer for Single Sign On. You can find it under Setup >> Administer >> Security Controls >> Single Sign-On Settings.

If your certificate is used in one of the above places, it is quite intuitive to edit this screen and replace the certificate.

3. Installed Packages / Connected Apps.
Some of the third party apps could use your Self-Signed Certificates (Environment Hub is an example).
You can look at them in Setup >> Build >> Installed Packages
I suggest you go through them one at time and find out if they use your certificate.

Connected Apps will be same procedure as above. But you will find the connected apps under Setup >> Manage Apps >> Connected Apps.

Hope this helps.
Amar NijerAmar Nijer 
How do I synchronize my salesforce calendar with google calendar? Is it possible to integrate by any setting present in salesforce or I have to use any application? 
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Amar NijerAmar Nijer
Thanks Karanraj, I got setting by this link.
Banwari kevatBanwari kevat 
Hi i have account id with 15 digit as in below url i'm able to access record
Now i am converting this 15 digit case-sensitive Id into 18 digit case Insensitive Id as in below url
It's working fine.

Now we know that 18 digit Id is case-insensitive
So i am trying to access record changeing the 18 digit id with changing one char to b
Now new URL would be like below
record should be accessible from 0017F000008bqLkQAK but it is throwing below error message
Unable to Access Page
The value of the "id" parameter contains a character that is not allowed or the value exceeds the maximum allowed length. Remove the character from the parameter value or reduce the value length and resubmit. If the error still persists, report it to our Customer Support team. Provide the URL of the page you were requesting as well as any other related information.

Can anyone let me know what does 18 digit id is case-insensitive mean if above url is not able to access the record?
Best Answer chosen by Banwari kevat
Deepak AnandDeepak Anand
Ah! You got it wrong. So let me explain. The last few characters in the 18 Characters Long IDs are called checksums ( Now in simpler words, the last 3 characters(QAK) identifies in which ALL positions within the first 15 characters, does an Upper Case Alphabet occurs. These 3 are never use to retain a lost case but in order to make 2 IDs that might look similar.

Follow this figure to know how a 15 characters long ID is converted to 18 characters long ID - 

Now if you play around with the casing like say - 
  1. 0017F000008bqLkQAK
  2. 0017F000008BQLkQAK
  3. 0017F000008BqlkQAK
  4. etc...
It will NOT be recognized in Salesforce(like in SOQLs, URLs like you did etc) but it is for external systems that doesn't distinguish IDs based on casing.

Let's take an example of an external database application that doesn't distinguish IDs based on case. Assume that you do not have 15 character Long IDs and assume you have 2 Account records in Salesforce with IDs - 
  1. 0017F000008bqLk
  2. 0017F000008BQLk
If you notice, both the IDs are the same irrespective of the case but they are referring to 2 different records in Salesforce since IDs in Salesforce are case-sensitive.

Thus from external database application's point of view - 
0017F000008bqLk = 0017F000008BQLk
which is NOT true in Salesforce.

But let's say you had 18 characters long version of these IDs(with the 3 letter checksums at the end).Then you would see = 
0017F000008bqLkQAI != 0017F000008BQLkQAO
Maroof RashidMaroof Rashid 
HI Users,

I am looking for an easy option to import data into salesforce from excel 
I cannot user dataloader or import wizard , This is for the sales team they would not do any mapping, Need some thing very easy for them that from excel if we give them a pre defined template or something they should be able to load

x-author is one I know, client doesn't wanna get the license

Any other suggestions?
Best Answer chosen by Maroof Rashid
Steve MolisSteve Molis
I would not allow users to Import Data from Excel (or any other source) I would have all data imports be routed to the SFDC Admin