Tag Archives: Apex

Synchronous and Asynchronous call in Salesforce

Synchronous:
In Synchronous process the thread waits for the task to be completed and then moves to the next task Sequentially. All the tasks are completed in a single thread.

Example:
Trigger
Controller Extension
Custom Controller

Asynchronous:
In Asynchronous call, the thread will not wait until it completes its tasks before proceeding to next. In a Asynchronous call, the tasks are run in different threads all together.

Example:
Batch
@future Annotation

Related list Button Edit/Delete/View is not working in VF Page on Service Cloud Console

If showHeader="false" in VF Page, the related list Button Edit/Delete/View won’t work on Service Cloud Console.
When showHeader is set to false, some important JS files needed for the service cloud console to function properly will not be loaded, and hence you may see some issues. It is recommended to leave showHeader as true while using in the service cloud console.

What is the return type of a SOSL search in Salesforce?

The return type of a SOSL search is List of List of sObjects.

Sample Code:

List<List<SObject>> searchList = [FIND 'map*' IN ALL FIELDS RETURNING Account (Id, Name), Contact, Opportunity, Lead];
Account [] accounts = ((List<Account>)searchList[0]);
Contact [] contacts = ((List<Contact>)searchList[1]);
Opportunity [] opportunities = ((List<Opportunity>)searchList[2]);
Lead [] leads = ((List<Lead>)searchList[3]);

TestVisible annotation in Salesforce

TestVisible annotation allow test methods to access private or protected members of another class outside the test class. These members include methods, member variables, and inner classes. This annotation enables a more permissive access level for running tests only. This annotation doesn’t change the visibility of members if accessed by non-test classes.

With this annotation, you don’t have to change the access modifiers of your methods and member variables to public if you want to access them in a test method. For example, if a private member variable isn’t supposed to be exposed to external classes but it should be accessible by a test method, you can add the TestVisible annotation to the variable definition.

This example shows how to annotate a private class member variable and private method with TestVisible and how to access it in test class.

Sample Class:

public class TestVisibleExample {
    //Private member variable
    @TestVisible private static Integer recordNumber = 1;

    //Private method
    @TestVisible private static void updateRecord(String name) {
        // Do something
    }
}    

Test Class:

@isTest
private class TestVisibleExampleTest {
    @isTest static void test1() {
        // Access private variable annotated with TestVisible
        Integer i = TestVisibleExample.recordNumber;
        System.assertEquals(1, i);

        // Access private method annotated with TestVisible
        TestVisibleExample.updateRecord('RecordName');
        // Perform some verification
    }
}