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Practical Salesforce.com Development Without Code: Customizing Salesforce on the Force.com Platform by Philip Weinmeister

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CHAPTER 3

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All About Formula Fields

The last chapter examined Salesforce.com formula functions in detail. You familiarized yourself with the anatomy of a function, an approach to declaratively create a function, and the application of simple functions to useful business scenarios. Think of that chapter as Salesforce.com formulas 101: functions. Congratulations! Now that you’ve passed your intro course, you’re moving on to Salesforce.com Formulas 201: fields.

The majority of fields in Salesforce.com are static, meaning that the values present within those fields do not change unless there is a specific update by a user or the system (via an automated ...

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