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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Entering and Browsing Data

One of the happy consequences of building a database in Force.com is that you receive a full-featured data maintenance user interface with near-zero development cost. It is the “native” Force.com user interface. It allows users immediate access to your data with a consistent look and feel, and helps developers visualize and test decisions related to database design.

It’s good practice to use the native user interface to test your data model by creating records with dummy values. This helps identify missing fields, nonintuitive page layouts, and additional validation rules needed. After your object contains some records, browse them using Views and Search. Customize Views to show the optimal set of columns. Usable Views ...

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