SFDC: Create an App and
Running apps in the cloud is great because there is no
server to configure, no software to install, and no ongoing maintenance of your
At the heart of this app is what you want to sell:
merchandise. When you create an app, you automatically create a data object
that keeps track of all the elements of a particular merchandise item, such as
its name, description, and price. On the Salesforce platform, these data
objects are called custom objects.
If you’re familiar with databases, you can think of them as a table.
An object comes with standard fields and screens that allow
you to list, view, and edit information about the object. But you can also add
your own fields to track or list just about anything you can think of.
Build a cloud app:
We can create an app with just a few clicks. Here, we use
the App Quick Start wizard to create an app that can help you manage
merchandise records in a warehouse
Launch your browser and go to https://login.salesforce.com.
Enter your username (in the form of an email
address) and password.
From the Force.com
Setup page, click Add App in the
Getting Started section. (If you’re starting from somewhere else, look in the
upper right corner, and click Setup.)
Fill in the form as follows:
For the App, type Warehouse.
For the Label, type Merchandise.
For the Plural Label, type Merchandise.
Click on create and our Warehouse app is ready with
Merchandise tab in it.
Hit, Go To My App
Our app is created with Merchandise tab as selected
Application GUI Components:
1. Force.com app menu—shows
the apps that are available to you. The app you just created is selected.
an easy way to find and organize objects and records. In the Merchandise tab,
which is open, you can create, view, and edit records. The other tabs are the
standard feature tabs that are included with every app.
3. Create records—Click
New to add records to your custom object. If you click this button now, you see
only one data entry field in the object, but you’ll create more later.
4. Force.com Quick
Access menu—quickly jump to relevant app customization features. The menu
is available from any object list view page and record detail page, but only
for users with the “Customize Application” permission.
Now it’s time to add some record in our merchandise object
Click on “New” button under Merchandise section
Hit on save
button and a record is added with its own fields and description
Explore the App