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View Activities in Salesforce Communities

Here's the backstory... we customized a partner portal. offers us access to the Communities pilot program in order to meet the immediate business needs regarding customization of the application that partners use. indicates that Communities is an adequate yet superior product to partner portal and allows us to do some customizations, which were not possible in partner portal. surprises us with licensing and functionality limitations, which were not evident during pilot. [...]

Salesforce Communities: Allow Partners to Delete

Salesforce releases Communities, which is a much needed improvement to the stoned-aged partner portal user interface. I took part in the pre-release and found that the new functionality comes with some positives and some negatives. One big negative that I found was the inability for Community Users to delete records. provided a long list of reasons why partners should not be deleting records and why this basic functionality is not provided. But let's be serious... I am not going to field calls from partners because they need me or another admin in the org to remove records that they no longer need. After a week of taking these requests during the pilot, I decided to make the functionality available to Community Users - just because it would save me and those same partners some frustration. [...]

VLOOKUP Validation Example

As a Salesforce ISV partner I get leads dropped into my Salesforce org whenever someone on the AppExchange installs one of my applications. That automated process also creates a license record, which is a custom object (sfLma__License__c) that was installed via Salesforce's License Management Application. Anyway, the fact that Salesforce does this for my ISV is great but the only downside to this is that the standard workflow rule and email notification functionality does not fire when license records are updated or created via this AppExchange integration. [...]

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