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Is there a design pattern for structuring Record Triggered Flows?

Whilst reviewing The Ultimate Guide to Flow Best Practices and Standards from Salesforce, I saw no mention of any design patterns or best practices on how to handle structuring Record Triggered Flows ...
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Modularize (existing) LWC for reuse and flexible distribution

I am currently breaking a monolithic 1GP Managed package into more modular 2GP packages. While doing this I also want to decompose chunky LWC components in a way so they can be reused more flexibly ...
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Why have service classes? (Service Layer Model)

tl;dr - What are the advantages of having handler and service methods separate housed in separate classes, rather than joined in a single class. Background Salesforce and others reference using ...
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How to remove records to be processed from before update trigger

I am working through my first implementation of a trigger + handler framework. I'm trying to figure out what I think is a pretty basic scenario: how to remove items from my trigger so that only those ...
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Handling Exceptions From Different Parts of the Code

I've got a case where different parts of the code need to handle exceptions differently, and was wondering if there is a pattern or a recommendation for approaching the problem. Let me explain exactly ...
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Approach to Map Inbound Web Service Request Fields to a Defined Wrapper Class?

We have multiple external systems POSTing callouts to a salesforce custom web service. We need an approach to map the request fields from these external systems to a generic defined wrapper class. We ...
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Mapping conversion using Object Schema query or Custom Metadata type?

Background External system accepts the API callout payload in ID only but in Salesforce we need Description value to show. Middle layer convert get APIs data in Description value that used in ...
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How put inner class into Apex enterprise Pattern Service layer?

I need use structure (or wrapper class) in Apex Enterprise Pattern. public with sharing class Structure { public String name { get; set;} public Integer limit {get; set;} private ...
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Apex Enterprise Pattern for universal usability

Everyone! I have a question - what if i don't want what kind of objects i will get? One day it is Accounts, next day - Opportunities, etc. Can I write Application.cls something like this? { // ...
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Heap Size Optimization with commonly reused lists & variables

I recently joined a new, very large, very old org that is in need of optimization. Previously they had a tendency to create brand new, separate utility classes for each new method being called from ...
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Generic Platform Event - Centralize routing or not?

My App has a single multipurpose Platform Event called MyEvent__e which is emitted by MANY publishers and for MANY Topics. Receivers and subscribers need to subscribe to the event type and then do ...
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Pattern to integrate million record if BULK option not available

This is in reference to Integration with a System having millions of records. However, due to certain limitation we do not want BULK API needs to be implemented . Although there are other options like ...
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Techniques for managing integration that uses data from two objects which can be updated independently or together

We have an integration that pushes name, title, manager, and a few other fields from our HR system (a managed package on force.com) to a custom c# endpoint that updates active directory. Name and ...
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Enterprise Pattern : AccountsSelector: @Override specified for non-overriding method: List<Schema.SObjectField> sptSObjectFieldList()

We have AccountsSelector class extending ApplicationSObjectSelector abstract class from at4dx library. ApplicationSObjectSelector class has public virtual method getSObjectFieldList() I have ...
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If I Use a Loan Pattern is Salesforce smart enough to do a SOQL for loop?

As we know, Salesforce does some magic when you do something like: for (List<Account> accountList: [SELECT Id, Name FROM Account WHERE Name LIKE 'Acme%']) { // do stuff } ... such that the ...
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Using System.runAs in all tests - Best practice or Antipattern?

When doing functional tests I see many people also check the permissions by using System.runAs(userWithRightPermission) in most of their tests. I see good reasons for doing this, because then you ...
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Soft-Delete in Salesforce for All data[For Auditing]

We have a requirement to maintain every data(even deleted also) for approx 10-15 yrs with its Audit history. We have Salesforce-shield is enabled so maintaining Audit data is taken care of by it. ...
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How Is Apex Singleton Different From Static Trigger Handler?

I've seen people opting for singleton pattern (https://developer.salesforce.com/wiki/apex_design_patterns_singleton) while writing trigger handler classes and some simply defining methods in trigger ...
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Repository design pattern

Are there any examples for the Repository design pattern? I've looked at FFlib Selector and The Joys Of Apex but neither attempt to manage the state of queried records.
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Regular expression is not working as expected in apex

I'm working on design patterns while I'm testing in the anonymous window it's working as expected. But when i trying to implement the same logic it's unable to find matches My expression:'^([0-9])\\1*$...
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Design Pattern Help: Extended Interfaces with methods that shared the same functionality/code

I'm trying to figure out the best pattern for the code below (example: not actual code). IOpportunitiesA and IOpportunitiesB are extending the base interface and they have a similar method, ...
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A folder structure that follow enterprise design patterns

I come from ASP.net background and I used to have a standardized folder structure such as this. I just jumped on a huge project with a lot of custom code. I'm sick of having to scroll through ...
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Salesforce API design patterns [closed]

we are moving away from point to point integrations to Mule(API Led integration ) and are in the process of revamping our endpoints and thus having all the endpoints pass through mule anypoint , this ...
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Dynamic class invocation in trigger - Callable Interface

Recently I was tasked with a project to dynamically call a class from a packaged trigger. This will also clients to hook into their custom logic instead of what is supplied as part of the package. I ...
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Can single Trigger by object cause performance issues?

Context There are a lot of questions and SF developer blogs related to best practices for trigger. Since several years, I've been following the single trigger object pattern which has a lot of ...
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Can't create relationship with Account and Custom object when using FF Unit Of work

I working on a class that needs to insert several records and create relationships between them, mostly to the Account object. I'm passing a deserialized JSON (WrapperRestZopaProviderRequest) to the ...
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How to prevent aucomponent table from growing in size so that it changes the size of the component?

Hidden Component 3 is a table (not lightning data table.) It is fetched with some data-- but when the text gets too large (even with truncation), the entire component will grow with the table. ...
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How to opt out of FLS validation when a SOQL query is run by a trigger?

I have a large Salesforce application with hundreds of SOQL queries. Currently, the code uses Schema.DescribeFieldResult data to determine if the logged in user has rights to each field in the SELECT ...
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Dynamic Component creation in Lightning webcomponent

As for my analysis Not able to render dynamic Lightning Web Component Dynamic creation of the Lightning Web Components is not yet supported. Can someone suggest a better approach to render the input ...
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Using Salesforce as Single Source of Truth [closed]

From a software architecture perspective, are there major issues with using Salesforce as an application's single source of truth (as opposed to a traditional relational database like Postgres)? It ...
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Best Practice: dependency on data model names [closed]

BACKGROUND I need to display some data from another system on a lightning component. Let's say I get a JSON string from the external system as following: { "initialStatus": "Active", "name": "...
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Apex-optimized algorithm for "road atlas city distance matrix" style utility data? [closed]

I'd like to automate a business process that currently involves a road-atlas-style "distance chart" as seen here. When an employee is hand-reviewing records for deduplication, if a given "status" ...
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Platform Event Design when Subscribers are Apex Triggers

This is a general design question on how to structure trigger files for platform events. Say I publish a platform event "lead created" and I want to do several distinct things within the same ...
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Apex Framework / library for consuming REST services

To consume REST services there is a lot of boilerplate code needed: Build Apex Objects to model the responses Code to deserialize REST responses to those classes Handling of HTTP requests, responses ...
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Design Pattern for Updating Records?

A while back I wrote an Apex class to handle opportunity splits. I couldn’t use the Opportunity Splits object because there were splits on three different corporate levels (with one-to-many or many-...
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call Messaging Queue every 5 Minutes [closed]

I want to make Integration between Salesforce and ActiveMQ(Is is a messaging server where the company send and save messages in this service). The Context: Every 5 Minutes should salesforce a ...
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How to use trigger design pattern: ERROR Constructor not defined: [CaseTriggerHandler].<Constructor>()

I am trying to follow the best practice design patterns for triggers but get the error Constructor not defined: [CaseTriggerHandler].(). What am I missing? Trigger trigger CaseTrigger on Case (...
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fflib apex common Usage [closed]

We have a existing salesforce implementation, we have most of the logic in triggers and trigger handlers. We are still using classic and no mobile or other UI. But still we are planning to implement ...
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Trigger design pattern - Where to add decision making logic?

Looking for some suggestions/lessons learned, etc., regarding where to add the decision-making code that determines if some code should run after a particular field update in a trigger context. For ...
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Design pattern for an attachment trigger using trigger framework?

Hoping to tap into the wisdom of the Apex design pattern wizards out there. We have recently moved to a trigger framework in order to decouple and standardize our wildly disparate trigger code ...
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Are Custom Labels Cached?

There was a requirement to store some key value pairs that will be frequently accessed and the current setup is that is being stored in custom labels. I was wondering if there is any evidence of ...
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How Exactly Do the Class and Trigger Connect in this Design Pattern?

Early on as an Apex developer, I adopted the following one-trigger-per-object design pattern: Class public with sharing class caseTriggerHandler { public static boolean firstRun = true; ...
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How to Lock/Restrict/Block record from change in Salesforce Lightning

BACKGROUND I am updating an external accounting system with information from custom objects like Invoice Credit Note Payment Transaction The Invoice and Credit Note custom objects have Status ...
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Best practice for managing a large number of email templates

I am interested to understand what is best practices when managing an org with 100+ email templates. Specially in the circumstance where there is additional logic which needs to control which email ...
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Share a function among two apex classes

I have two class that both have this function @AuraEnabled public static String talkToAuthorizeDotNet(String body){ return AuthorizeDotNetUtility.makeCallout(body); } Is there a better way to ...
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How to Reduce Repeated If/Else Logic in Code

I'm relatively new to Apex, and one thing I've found is there are a few places in my code where the same the same if/else logic is repeated. I.e. if (first_condition) { // do something } else if (...
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What is too many functions?

While reading through on some lightning documentation I came across this piece regarding Anti-Patterns. I have definitely had some helpers which have run the risk of embodying that anti pattern. How ...
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How to mark a Salesforce Contract record as canceled or terminated?

I understand once a contract has been Activated, the status cannot be changed. However, there are times when a contract is terminated (ends early) and there needs to be a way to indicate this. Are ...
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In a custom framework, should Triggers be allowed to retrigger by default?

I am developing a Trigger framework for our org and I’m faced with a decision of whether to automatically disable a Trigger once triggered or to keep enabled. I’ve got enableTrigger() and ...
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Separation of Concerns? [closed]

I would learn more about SoC in Salesforce but I have a question. Are these concepts really used during the projects or are only "theoretical and academic concepts" never used in real life for ...
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