Page Layouts in Salesforce

Page layouts

Page layouts control the layout and organization of buttons, fields, s-controls, Visualforce, custom links, and related lists on object record pages.

Page layouts helps to determine which fields are visible, read only, and required.

Page layout should not be used as only means to hide a sensitive data from users as users can still access the records/fields from other parts of platform.

Page layouts are used to customize the content of record pages for your users.

We can assign different Page layouts to different users based on Profiles.

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Field RelationShips in Salesforce

Master Detail Relationship

Also known as parent-child relationship.

Child Object Records cannot exists without parent record that means master detail relationship field is mandatory field on child objects page layout.

Properties and behaviour of child object records are controlled by parent object records.

When to Create Master Detail Relationships ?

When you want child object record to be deleted when its associated parent record get deleted.

 For Ex: Student and School objects •When child record cannot exist without parent.

It is one to many.

Points To Remember

Master detail relationship in salesforce is achieved by creating master detail type field on child object which is linked to parent.

Whenever master detail relationship is created, child object records owner field gets deleted and its owner is derived from parent record.

Sharing and security of parent object record is inherited by child object records.

Allow reparenting checkbox.(unchecked by default).

Standard object cannot be on detail side of master detail relationship

Lookup Relationships

Child record can exists without parent, that means, lookup field is not a mandatory field on child object.

Field is created on child object.

Owner is not changed.

Sharing and securities not inherited. It is one to many.

Types of Lookup Relationships

Self Relationship

A lookup relationship referring to same object.

Example: Employee referral field on Employee object

Hierarchical  Relationship

A Self lookup relationship on user object

Important Point

You Cannot create master detail relationships on existing object if records already exists. You have to create a Lookup relationship first, populate lookup fields with data in all records and then change the relationship type to Master-Detail.

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Salesforce Database, Objects, Fields

Types of Objects

Standard Objects :

These objects are present by default in salesforce.

For Ex: Account, Contact, Leads etc •Salesforce provided these standard objects as they are used by most of the businesses.

Custom Objects:

These are the objects we create based on our requirements.

Types of Fields

Standard Fields

These fields are present by default in salesforce when you create a custom object or also there in standard objects.

These fields cannot be deleted.

For Ex: Name, Owner, Created By, Last Modified By

Custom Fields

These are the fields which we create to meet our specific requirement.(in case of custom objects).

These fields can be deleted

Salesforce Organizations, Career Paths, Certifications,Creating Salesforce Account

Types of Organizations

Production Organization

Production Organizations is the one where client organization works in real time. It contains original data and actual code deployed. Users can log into the production Org at All usernames must be unique across all production Orgs.

Sandbox Organization

You can create multiple copies of your production org for development, configuration, testing or training without affecting your production configuration and data.

Users can log into sandbox Organizations at

Developer Organization

A developer Organization is a free, non-expiring copy of an Enterprise Edition environment that you can use to instantly start developing, testing and deploying your applications.

To sign up for Developer Organization user can log on to to get free developer edition link.

Partner Developer Organization

Partner Developer organization is a free Developer Org with more storage, features and licenses for companies who are enrolled in the partner program.

Types of Sandboxes

Developer Sandbox

A Developer sandbox is intended for development and testing in an isolated environment. A Developer Sandbox includes a copy of your production org’s configuration (metadata).

Developer Pro Sandbox

A Developer Pro sandbox is intended for development and testing in an isolated environment and can host larger data sets than a Developer sandbox. A Developer Pro sandbox includes a copy of your production org’s configuration (metadata).

Partial Copy Sandbox

A Partial Copy sandbox is intended to be used as a testing environment. This environment includes a copy of your production org’s configuration (metadata) and a sample of your production org’s data as defined by a sandbox template.

Full Sandbox

A Full sandbox is intended to be used as a testing environment. Only Full sandboxes support performance testing, load testing, and staging. Full sandboxes are a replica of your production org, including all data, such as object records and attachments, and metadata.

Creating Salesforce Account

Creating a developer edition salesforce account.

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Salesforce Career Path and Certifications


Salesforce Administrator

Salesforce Advanced Administrator

Salesforce Certified CPQ Specialist

Salesforce Certified Platform Application Builder


Salesforce Certified Platform Developer I

Salesforce Certified Platform Developer II

Salesforce Certified B2C Commerce Developer

Salesforce Certified Marketing Cloud Developer

Salesforce Architect Certifications:

Certified Data Architecture and Management Designer

Certified Sharing and Visibility Designer

Certified Development Lifecycle and Deployment Designer

Certified Identity and Access Management Designer

Certified Integration Architecture Designer

Certified Mobile Solutions Architecture Designer

Salesforce consultant certifications:

Salesforce Certified Community Cloud Consultant

Salesforce Certified Sales Cloud Consultant

Salesforce Certified Service Cloud Consultant

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