Monday, January 30, 2012

Automate Salesforce Administrative Tasks with Selenium

The salesforce.com Metadata API is a great invention. It allows you to script updates, synchronize changes between orgs and much more! Sadly, not everything in salesforce.com is updateable via the Metadata API. Nothing is more painful than setting field level security for 10+ profiles on 10+ custom objects.

We wanted to make the lives of countless administrators and developers more enjoyable by automating these configuration tasks with Selenium. So we ran our Automate Salesforce Config Changes with Selenium challenge and boy did we get the results. Three awesome ones to be exact.

Selenium automates browsers. That's it. You can record your button clicks in one org and then play them back in another org to produce the same results. As Selenium generates Java code, we wanted to make the challenge even more fun, so we thought it would be cool to make this process repeatable by scripting it with ANT.

peakpado  - video submission
Place: 1
Money: $1000
jordanbaucke  - video submission
Place: 2
Money: $1000
hirday
Place: 3
Money: $250

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