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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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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How to prevent emails to AppExchange package install leads on second time install?

I'm trying to configure an LMA org where all Licenses for Managed Packages (from AppExchange installs) are gathered in. The system is working good except one thing. When someone goes into ...
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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 ...
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Does SOQL SUM(CurrencyField__c) calculate correctly in MultiCurrency Org and how?

I have a managed travel expense app with an AggregateResult SOQL that sums up Expenses per Day. All expenses can have different currencies and don't have to match the corporate nor the current users ...
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Risk of making production org the apo? [closed]

What are the risks and best practices around using our production org vs the provisioed SIV org as the APO (LMA)?
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Referencing a Custom Field in Managed Package - No Namespace

I feel like answer is "no" but let me check here. We have a managed package with a custom field on task. We also have an Inbound SOAP API integration with Angel.com that is supposed to update this ...
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Best Practices for ISVs to Use Their Own Managed Package

We are a Salesforce ISV and have a couple of managed packages. We wanted to install the package into our own customer org to better identify improvements to it. Curious how other ISVs handle this? ...
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“MyClass object = (MyClass) t.newInstance()” considered harmful

I hope this turns out to be a still unknow security flaw that will be soon fixed by Salesforce.com. From code in my managed package I was able to call the constructor of a packaged class of another ...
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How to pass security review when using “Without sharing” by design?

I failed to pass security review for an app that has two classes using the "without sharing" keyword. Both were not choosen accidentally but by design. On class is SObjectUnitOfWork.cls from Andrew ...
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Why did I fail Security Review when not checking FLS or using “without sharing”?

I submitted a package for security review which has a Custom Object which has internal / technical semantics only. So it's not created or even seen by users. When a user performs some action some ...
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Payment and Media

I'm just curious on the Salesforce Partner front, is there any way to obtain physical media for local install (at a fee or otherwise) for any of the developer tools or is it strictly accessed through ...
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Can the sidebar in the Agent Console be customized with homepage components etc.?

We have an AppExchange product which relies heavily on a homepage component included in the sidebar of Salesforce.com. We are currently working with a prospect heavily utilizing the Agent Console as ...
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Security Scanner finds XSS False Positives / JSENCODE incompatible with Boolean fields?

Before I submit my app for Security Review I checked it with the free scanner. It marked the following line of JS-code in a Visualforce as Critical XSS vulnerability: <script>var trueOrFalse = ...
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Understanding App Exchange LeadSource in the LMA

I am having a similar problem as the one in this post where my leads are coming in with differing sources. All installation attempts used "Get it now" from the listing on App Exchange and successfully ...
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Salesforce Managed package distribution

I´m creating a Salesforce managed package with all my components. I would like to distribute it adding the URL INSTALLATION LINK on a web page of my site (not pushing the App on the AppExchange ...
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ISV development process [closed]

What is typical dev process for managed packages. Which orgs it is reasonable to have? I think partner dev orgs for each developer, next - create Partner Dev org(based on EE) for qa where unmanaged ...
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Can the name of a managed package be changed after it's released?

I know you can change package names when unmanaged, but what about managed ones after being released? If I'm going to release a new version, can I give it a new name before the new release? I'm ...
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Determining Namespace Prefix in JavaScript and Apex

When you have a dedicated Visualforce Page and can use modern JavaScript Remoting techniques, this is seldom an issue. But I'm looking at some historical code in a managed package like this: ...
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Force.com (Custom Application) Licensing?

I am not sure this is right forum to ask information about the licensing option & others. For a small organization where there are only 3-5 users, I am planning to develop an custom application. ...
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Version Control “Referenced Packages” metadata when developing managed package

Is there a good reason to add all the "Referenced Packages" metadata to version control when developing a managed (extension) package? Or is there a good reason NOT to do it?