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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Searching

The first method of aggregating data is built into the Force Platform: the ability to collect groups of records through searching. Users can search one or more objects for records that contain a particular value.

The results of a search return as a list of records, with the Record Name of each record acting as a link to the actual detail page for the record. This automatic linking is a feature of all the techniques of data collection covered in this chapter. Each technique includes this easy and automatic drill-down capability for accessing the base record. In this way, Force Platform data collection methods and tools are different from standalone reporting tools that normally need additional modification in order to deliver this essential ...

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