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

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4. Additional Database Features

This chapter introduces a set of features that go hand-in-hand with the Force.com database. Their configuration and behavior build on the definition of objects and fields, extending them to support more complex native user interfaces, calculations performed on groups of records, and offline access to your data.

The following features are discussed in this chapter.

Dependent Fields: Dependent Fields enable the standard “cascading picklist” user interface pattern, in which user selection in one picklist filters the available values in a second.

Record Types: Record types allow records in a single object to take on multiple personalities in the native user interface. For example, the standard object Account is ...

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