The Salesforce Summer ’21 Release was packed full of new features! Keir Bowden, CTO, Salesforce MVP and Bob Buzzard, ran through all of the highlights and most important things to know to get release-ready. Watch on demand now!
They read all 500+ pages of the Summer ’21 Release notes – so you don’t have to. Here were their top five features:
Multi-field selection in report builder
Speed up your report building by selecting multiple fields (using the SHIFT or CMD/CTRL keys, depending on your operating system), then drag them directly on to the report preview or outline panel.
Fields function in SOQL
Query all fields, all standard fields or all custom fields on an object using a single function in your SELECT statement – FIELD. This doesn’t mean you can forget about field names in your Apex code, as only the standard fields variant is supported in Apex. However, this will definitely save some keystrokes if you are accessing a lot of standard fields in your pro-code.
See prior values of the record that triggered the flow
One for the low coders – when a flow is triggered by a record update, you can now use the $Record__Prior global variable to see the original fields on the record. Getting closer to parity with triggers.
Lightning Web runtime GA for experience cloud
If you are building experiences (formerly known as communities) using only Lightning Web Components, you can take advantage of the new Build Your Own (LWR) template and see major performance gains.
Convert leads to a person and business account at the same time
Another one for the pro-coders – rather than converting all leads to an account and contact, if you have person accounts enabled, you can create a business account and a person account with new methods on the LeadConvert class.