ISV (Independent Software Vendor) partners are those who build applications for the Salesforce ecosystem rather than simply providing consulting services or one off solutions.

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Can Support undo the (not yet released) deletion of a managed field?

The CustomChild__c object was tied to CustomParent__c using a mdr_BadlyNamed__c relation. I planned on replacing it with a better named field and knew that this meant some migration on each customer ...
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Beta / Pilot program for Lightning for the Desktop?

Is there any official or unofficial pilot program for Lightning for Desktop?
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How long does it usually take to get approved for a Partner account? [closed]

I couldn't find anything on SalesForce or Google that could give me an idea of how long it should take to be approved as an ISV. The closest I found was an estimate of 5-7 business days if you want to ...
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Upload disabled due to “Managed Deletable References Detected ”

...because the Upload button is disabled and the following error is displayed. Managed Deletable References Detected An extension package cannot Refer to any managed deletable components in ...
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ISV-internal interface between Base and Extension Package - Best Practises?

We are an ISV with multiple managed packages that build on each other. EXTENSION builds on data in BASE. We now want to start to add Apex code in EXTENSION that uses and enhances code in BASE. How ...
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Can I publish a managed package on AppExchange that was made in a different developer org?

I have a regular developer org on which I have developed a managed package. I now want to publish it on AppExchange. I just read that I need an ISV partner account in order to do this. It seems this ...
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Sandboxes for DE Packaging org?

Any chance to get Sandboxes for the DE Packaging org of our managed ISV package? Besides having short and incremental sprints we also have long running investigations. Those need to work on the ...
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Can a version of your managed package be changed from Released to Beta?

During our latest release we removed several Visualforce pages and Apex controller from our managed package. As we were removing all references to these pages we did not think 2 releases would be ...
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Control Managed Package Connected App Permission Set from managed code

I'd like to deploy a Canvas Connected App as part of a managed package and be able to dynamically assign users access to it via a Permission Set. The Canvas App is using the Signed Request (Post) ...
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Appexchange partner model for google chrome extension

I want to list my google chrome extension on salesforce. The extension is for exporting salesforce list data to CSV file.Which partner model should I use for this? My target users are already using ...
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Posting a review on appexchange

Some prospects have tried our product. Our product spins a new org since we have an OEM app.Customers who have created a new org would like to review on appexchange. How can they do that if the trial ...
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How to build better UI for native Salesforce.com desktop apps (no mobile)

Everybody is talking about Lightning and mobile but I saw not a single webinar and did not read a single word how Lightning and all those new, complex and not yet ready for production frameworks will ...
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CPU timeout in production org due to strange waiting lags cannot be reproduced in slow DE org

Our managed package runs into CPU timeouts in a customer production which we tried to reproduce in our DE packaging org. We added some of the custom workflows, formulas and rollups but where unable ...
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Code Coverage - SalesForce Bug

While trying to upload our package (as an ISV partner) I noticed the following readings: Upload failed due to 73% code coverage (of course... we need 75%) From the "Apex Classes" screen, after ...
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Upsert in managed package fails with DUPLICATE_VALUE - Is custom WF rule root cause?

One can read about sporadic DUPLICATE_VALUE errors during Upsert in many forums. They mostly occur in Dataloader scenarios with a root cause being Oracle race conditions. But what I have here is not ...
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Standard Fiscal Year settings - will this change the behaviour of managed apps?

A customer that runs our managed app changed from default Gregorian years to Standard Fiscal year starting in March. Will this affect any of our managed components and how? Do formula fields or ...
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Reuse / share functionality between base and extension managed packages

I have a managed base package that contains Visualforce components and pages that I would like to reuse in its extension package. I don't want to make them global as this would allow customers to ...
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Why can Workflow Rules (Field Updates,…) not be removed from Managed packages?

With the Spring'15 release nearly all types of metadata can be removed from managed packages. Why not Workflow related metadata? Field Updates, Rules and the like... Is there any technical reason or ...
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Unable to push-upgrade managed app after deleting packaged VF page

I just tried out the new feature Streamline Managed Packages by Deleting Unused Components that came with Spring'15 and deleted a managed VF page called "Advanced Lookup Popup" including its ...
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How to downgrade a Managed Extension Package?

I have a managed extension package EXT which is built on top of managed package BASE. In the packaging/dev org of EXT 1.x I installed version 2.0 of of BASE to work on upcoming features of EXT. By ...
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Multiple Email Branding in our ISV service

I would like to have two different email branding to our ISV service. And have two separate service registration forms - each one will have different email branding. Is that possible? In our trial ...
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Will Lightning Process Builder replace Trigger dispatching logic?

I am not asking if we app developer can finally replace code with point-n-click tools. But I am asking if we will still need Trigger logic that handles modified record and dispatches them to Apex ...
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how to become a salesforce.com partner

I want to publish my app on appexchange so i have signup for partner portal. I log in using the partner portal dev org to appexchange and linked one of my org having my managed package. When i click ...
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Trigger on Custom Object from different Namespace

I am attempting to design a managed package that performs a specific action on a custom object. I can include the custom object in the package and let customers use that object to access the ...
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How to get a “real” production org for testing

Disclaimer: I know how to create any type of orgs using the Environment Hub app. For our ISV app we need to test a feature that is deploying Apex classes to the user's org. Code-Deploying on ...
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Are Force.com Platform limits, per org or per name space?

Within the Salesforce Governor Limits docs, there are many limits that operate at a platform or org level as opposed to at a transaction level. I understand the detail and working of these, but wanted ...
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My Developer Org Hits Governor Limits when sending emails

From some reason I get a Governor Limit error in my development org while trying to test email sending functionality. Here is the governor limit error: System.EmailException: SendEmail failed. ...
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When we provision new trial orgs we get “Subscribe Today”

We recently created a new trial template from a new TSO (trial source org) and from some reason after we provision a new trial, the new org contains two links: "Subscribe Today" "30 Days Remaining" ...
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Why can't I add a VF page to the “Feed View” of a feed-based layout in a packaging org?

I have created a feed-based layout in my dev org. This layout has a VF page as a custom component on the Feed View section of the layout. When I attempt to deploy it to the packaging org for our ...
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Connected app to push the lead/contact to salesforce.com Group edition or Professional edition

We have our connected apps which works for salesforce.com Enterprise and unlimited edition but does not work for Group edition or Professional edition. After following the document we got to know that ...
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Unable to change the target field of a managed rollup summary. What's the reason behind that?

I just found out that I reference the wrong field in my SUM Rollup Summary field. It is managed and was already released. And it seems I cannot change this anymore. 1) Why is this not allowed while ...
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ISV partners - Did you install the Environment Hub?

Can you share your experience on the purpose of "Environment Hub" ? Will it replace the the LMA CRM that I am using to provision customers and manage leads? Will it be an addition to the current ...
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Best way to demo while ISV Partner agreement in-process

We are working through the process to become an ISV but we have an app written. (I know, backwards) We would like to run demos with clients to show them that we are on track. What is the best way ...
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Run InstallHandler only if Patch org is created

I am looking for a way to auto-populate patch orgs with data for manual tests and asked myself if InstallHandler classes might be right for that case. Are InstallHandler called at all during patch ...
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Not able to link partner portal account and AppExchange provider profile

I have developed application which I want to publish on AppExchange. Now, I registered on appExchange with developer account, and created partner portal account and Change Partnership on Publisher ...
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Why can I not reuse the name of Apex classes deleted in previous releases?

Because the documentation defines it that way. Yes since Winter'15 it explicitly states: Although a component is deleted, its Name remains within Salesforce. You can never create another ...
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Best approach to offer user-requested data loading feature into managed package installation?

We have a pure Force.com app (no outside integration) on the AppExchange. Our customers are asking us if we can offer a way for them to load datasets into certain custom objects in our app. We will ...
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Version Control tightly integrated into the Platform - is this coming?

Besides my disappointment that this years Dreamforce did not bring any notable improvements for isv and partners that mainly use the platform, I stumbled over this screenshot in this Platform EBook ...
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Managed Base and Extension Packages and the AppExchange: How to deal with Licenses and Security Reviews

A recent question had basically two different answers regarding the usage of features, which might not be available at the target org: Adress the feature in question in a soft way. E.g. use the ...
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Managed package: corrupted permission sets?

Our managed package is failing to install in target orgs (DE, EE). The error that is thrown during installation is "Unable to Access Page", with a reference to one of the permission sets in the ...
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Salesforce isv installed app metrics

I am in the process of listing my app on the salesforce appexchange. I know there is a MetricsData api which provides the developers with the metrics data of total records in developer's custom ...
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How to handle error emails from customer orgs as an ISV partner

We currently send all the error emails produced by our ISV package installed in customer orgs to a generic email list. The more packages we have and the more dynamic we assign developers to product ...
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Can't get rid of Customer Portal dependancy in Managed package

I have a managed package which once use Customer Portal features. I think I removed them all (at least I can't find them) but whenevery I try to upload a new major or patch release the Customer Portal ...
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How to enable Push Upgrades for Managed Packages using Patch Organizations

Is package patching available only for registered partner accounts ? I have freeware created developer account. As I see I can not create this or I am doing something wrong ?
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How to best build custom code based on Managed Beta package

In the next release of our managed application we are going to deliver a big and disruptive data model change. We need to give customers time to adjust their unmanaged extensions of our package in ...
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Package install worked yesterday, but not today. Very strange error reported

We are creating a managed package, which recently passed the received security review, and have had no issues installing it in DE and EE orgs...until today. Today, installs are failing in production ...
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How to delete components from managed (release) package Winter14

I want to delete some unused components from our managed package. I did hear this was possible with the winter14 release. I think this was on a pilot basis. What is the criteria to be part of the ...
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Uploading managed package (test run step) seems much slower after Summer '14 release

I just started an upload of a patch release from a patch org and have the feeling that the speed for test executes significantly degraded after the recent Summer '14 upgrade. Did you experience ...
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How to develop minor (1.x) AND major (2.x) features of managed package in a single DE org

I have a managed package were I constantly add smaller features (to big for patches) by increasing the minor release version: 1.12, 1.13, 1.14. Now I also want to work on some disruptive changes (for ...
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What precautions should be taken while developing first version of AppExchange App?

To avoid any problems that might occur while updating app to next version. As second version may have new fields/objects/pages/classes/static resources/settings etc or update/delete above mentioned ...