What is a Data Model?
A Data model is defined as the architectural structured way of storing data in an application. Salesforce platform provides with a standard model which allows you to customize the data models for custom functionality.
The standard data model is configured and accessed in the salesforce area (Org) under the Setup→ “Customize”. If you want to add a custom field to the standard data model, you can add it by customising the data model. By the custom data model creation, you are creating a place to source your data that does not exist before.
The term data model is mentioned, as to create a separation between the data model, UI, and Business logic. Salesforce provides the UI, and Business logic whenever you create a data model, which means a new object or table in the Salesforce Org. The 3 components UI, Data Model and business logic are referred to MVC as the above 3 components are the underlying architecture that Salesforce uses.
Data Modeling: Give your data a structure - fields, objects, and relationships in Salesforce Org.
1. How To Create An Object or Table In Salesforce?
Object: Object is nothing but a table in DataBase. In Salesforce, the table is defined as:
- Table >> “Object
- Row >> “Record
- Column >> “Field
Note: Objects do not have direct access as “Table” structures in .Net, Java, Oracle etc. Due to security reasons, Salesforce do not provide direct access to the DataBase.
After logging In >> Go To “Setup” >> Build >> Create >> Objects >> click on “New Custom Object”.
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Fill in the red coloured Fields or Labels in the screen as shown below in the figure.
Label: “Naukri.com JobForm” ( As our client is Naukri.com as discussed in the earlier topics)
Plural Label: “Naukri.com JobForms” ( It is displayed in the Tab Form on the screen, So it should be named in the [“Plural Format” - which has multiple entities]).
As shown in the below figure. Select “Auto Number” from the “Data Type”(Field) and fill the below fields accordingly.
Display Format: Form-(0), (The number format for identification purpose of individual record).
Starting Number: 1, ( Numbering should start from this ‘1’)
Reach to the bottom of the page and in “Object Creation Options” - Section - Select >> “Launch New Custom Tab Wizard after saving this custom object” >> For “Tab” Creation and Hit the “Save” >> Button.
With the selection of the above “New Custom Wizard”- Button, we need to continue with 3 more steps for custom look of the “Tab” as shown in the figure.
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In Which Scenario Is The Tab Hidden Used?
3. How To Create Field In Salesforce?
In the next topics, we will discuss in detail about “Reports and Types Of Reports in Salesforce”. Keep following us for more information on Salesforce Administration.
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