I am a computer science student intern and I have been given a project to complete in salesforce. I have never used salesforce before but have spent the last few weeks familiarising myself with it. The project requires me to create a button in account that takes asset information, and input that information into a licence generating tool in browser and return the licence number all from salesforce. I am unsure where to start and what steps I should take to complete this project. If anyone has any ideas that might help me would be greatly appreciated.
This is 100% something that needs to happen in VisualForce. I'm working through a similar issue myself - trying to get a contract to populate as HTML output, with some input fields (e.g. - payment information) and getting the information to map in and out from several different standard and custom objects.
I've been step-by-steping some test pages by following this guide: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.pages.meta/pages/pages_intro.htm
EDIT: Just found this guys question right above yours, which I feel is relevant: Updating fields from multiple objects on a single visualforce page