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Salesforce Reporting and Dashboards by Johan Yu

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Salesforce Object Model

Objects are key components in Salesforce.com. They allow you to store your data. Similar to a table in a database, an object consists of several fields to store data. You can set some fields as mandatory, while some other fields such as ID, Created Date, Created By, Last Modified Date, and Last Modified By will be automatically populated by the system.

You can illustrate an object as a table, a field as a column in the table, and a record as a row in the table. In the following table, field 1 will store the values for all first names, field 2 will store the values for all birth dates, and so on:

 

field 1

field 2

field 3

record 1

John

29 Jun

record 2

May

10 Dec

record 3

Steve

24 Feb

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