vgerasimov's Blog Posts

Keeping Picklist Integrations Safe by Using API Names

Up until now, any time an admin renamed a picklist value, integrations referencing the value had to be updated, such as through Data Import & Export, Apex, SOQL, etc. In the Spring ’17 release, we are changing this behavior to protect your picklist integrations. From now on, each picklist value is represented with a label […]

Global Picklists: Define Globally, Use Locally

Imagine you have to store information about t-shirt sizes on multiple entities: Accounts, Users, Custom Objects, etc. And tomorrow, your company decides to switch to a different size format, for example using 48, 50, 52 instead of small, medium and large. You wouldn’t have any other option but to go to each and every field […]