Salesforce Trails and Trials: Episode 1

In the debut episode of Salesforce Trails and Trials, hosts Jon Cline and Erik Yewell talk about the unimagined consequences of changing a picklist value. They learn about Flow, are excited about Salesforce for Vaccines and the right-to-repair movement, plus inspiration from Martin Luther King Jr. and data mining.

Jon Cline has been working in IT since 1998 and is a very curious person. Erik has been in IT for 23 years and done just about everything you can imagine. Together, they’re never bored.

Lately, Erik learned that admins need to start using Flow for automation. It’s ready to replace Workflow and Process Builder, plus Jon points out that it eliminates a known bug in the initialization layer. Fun to see Salesforce being transparent.

Small things can have big consequences. Changing a picklist value seems like a small thing, but it can have some major unforeseen consequences. Often Salesforce will alert you when you’re about to make a change that can cause other problems. But changing a picklist value might set off a chain reaction you don’t anticipate. Automated reports might fail. You could lose historic data. It’s important to think those changes through.

Salesforce Trails & Trials is available wherever you find great podcasts.