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Salesforce data cleansing in a spreadsheet

Salesforce Data Cleansing in a Spreadsheet – Why is it a best practice

In the world of CRM the quality of your data rules. For Salesforce users, maintaining pristine data quality and integrity can mean the difference between a seamless workflow and a tangled mess of inaccuracies.  Data cleansing, while seemingly mundane, is an essential practice that every Salesforce admin needs to master consistently. But how to maintain…

Scheduling Salesforce data operations

Scheduling Salesforce data operations: Tools and Best Practices

  One crucial aspect of maximizing efficiency in the Salesforce environment is the ability to schedule data processes accurately and intuitively. There are many tools available for sales and marketing teams that schedule up tasks, events, and appointments in your Salesforce calendar. However, scheduling data processes often gets overlooked.  This blog post seeks to decipher…

Export a Salesforce report to Google Sheets

How to export a Salesforce report to Google Sheets

Salesforce is the backbone of many sales and marketing operations, revered for its robust CRM capabilities. Yet, despite its strengths, Salesforce administrators and developers often find its native reporting tools hard to understand, making Salesforce reporting a specialty of its own. Other limitations can include data caps, lack of collaborative capabilities, and restrictive automation options.…

Mass delete Salesforce records

Mass Delete Salesforce Records like a pro: Your shortcut to admin success!

Salesforce administrators often find themselves needing to mass delete a large volume of records as part of their routine data cleanup tasks to keep their Salesforce environment clutter-free. It also helps maintain data accuracy and promotes better system performance by removing outdated or unused records. These tasks can be time-consuming and draining if done manually,…

Salesforce duplicate management

Your Guide to Salesforce Duplicate Management

  Whether you’re a Salesforce administrator, a sales professional, or an IT manager, understanding how to navigate and conquer the challenges of duplicate records is crucial for optimizing the performance of your Salesforce CRM and ensuring clean, reliable data for informed decision-making. Duplicates in Salesforce can emerge from various sources, including manual data entry errors,…

Salesforce record match with no ID

Match Salesforce relationship fields to records with no ID

Most Salesforce admins have come across the recurring problem of correctly linking one record to another via a Lookup or Master-detail relationship field when mass updating/creating data. Luckily for all admins that struggle with this, at Xappex we have found a solution that rescues them from the hell of matching records to the correct relationship. …

How to export Salesforce reports to Excel

How to export Salesforce reports to Excel

Salesforce is a powerful CRM, but has its limitations when it comes to building reports and tracking historical data. This is why countless Salesforce admins turn to Excel as their primary tool for report presentation and editing as well as for optimizing data management. Excel provides numerous benefits for data organization, validation, and analysis, and…

How to mass update Salesoforce Records

How to mass update Salesforce records – a complete guide

Salesforce is a great platform that covers a huge array of corporate processes and provides a great user interface to enter or modify data, but only one record at a time. If you are working with tens, hundreds, or even hundreds of thousands of records – you’ll need to learn how to mass update Salesforce…

How to use Salesforce Data Loader

Salesforce Data Loader complete review: Is it still your best option?

In the world of Salesforce administration, one tool has stood the test of time, aiding admins in their basic data management operations. This is Data Loader, probably one of the most commonly used tools that admins use for mass exports, inserts, updates and upserts. But, like all heroes, it’s not without its limitations. So, as…