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I'm working through automated updates using the Lightning Experience Configuration Converter tool. It was apparent what was happening with Visualforce pages, as a new attribute was added to the markup for each page. However, for the Actions & Buttons tab I'm not sure what's happening. The docs are decidedly vague.

When I selected some of my objects and initiated the Move option some of the objects were modified. They show Completed in the list. Some still show No action required. I'd like to know what was done with them, but it's the ones that seem stuck at In progress that have me most confused. I've attempted to move them several times over a course of days.

To add to the mystery, each time I scan for Actions & Buttons, or even when returning to the LECC later, the number of Actions & Buttons not updated changes on the LECC home page. Currently it reports 107 actions and buttons aren’t yet deployed, but the number has been as low as 9 and as high as over 350.

What does this thing do? What steps are required after an object is marked Completed? And what should I be doing with the ones that don't complete?

Thanks much.

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  • any particular object those ones stuck in "in progress" are under? Or what those buttons are doing? I think the considerations doc provides more information about what can and cannot be converted. From my experience, most of these things needs to be handled manually and it simply provided suggestions. But I also didn't really dig too deep into the tool Aug 31, 2020 at 16:51
  • I haven't seen any commonality between the In Progress layouts. They're on various custom objects.
    – isherwood
    Aug 31, 2020 at 21:07

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Javascript Buttons will be converted to lightning components + Apex Controllers by the converter. If I remember correctly the components will be deployed to your org.

I was also interested in what's happening exactly and tracked the Conversion of a JS Button into a component over here: https://github.com/Szandor72/lightningConverter

Not all buttons are converted the same. Salesforce tries to analyze the JS used in classic and attempts to create a component that does functionally the same.

The converter is mostly useful for those 90% of JS Buttons/Actions that are simple in nature.

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  • Thanks for the response, but JavaScript Buttons is a different tab. We'll be doing manual conversion on many of those. That's not what we're dealing with here.
    – isherwood
    Sep 8, 2020 at 12:56
  • Understood. I'd like to investigate but need examples I could stick into a development org. As apparent from the answer, I focused on JS Button conversion. For the changes on particular objects, Search Layouts or Publisher Actions might be a reason. Sep 8, 2020 at 13:21

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