How To Reference the External ID on Lookup in Salesforce

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Master-Detail: Field is not writable error on Apex

I came upon this error when I assigning the custom object to the master standard object. Invoice__c inv = new Invoice__c(); inv.Account__c = accountId; insert inv; Then I get this error. Field is not writable : Invoice__c.Account__c The fix was actually easy. I just rewrote it to assign the master id on instantiating the child […]

Parsing Instagram JSON on Apex

Last week I had a challenge of making a API callout to Instagram from Salesforce and then parse the returned JSON content and the mapped the values to become a record for a custom object. Basically each media post and comments becomes a record in Salesforce.

First off you can start by reading this article

According to http://www.json.org:

JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) is a lightweight data-interchange format. It is easy for humans to read and write. It is easy for machines to parse and generate. … JSON is a text format that is completely language independent but uses conventions that are familiar to programmers of the C-family of languages, including C, C++, C#, Java, JavaScript, Perl, Python, and many others.

To begin, what I have here is an API request for comments for a particular media or picture I have in Instagram.

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Javascript Page Redirect on a VF Page

Stumbled upon this issue and found an easy fix. You have a VF page that you want to redirect a user to a different website, say for OAuth2 authenticate. window.location.href=’https://api.instagram.com/oauth’; This will not work as the browser will complain about Iframe security or Security sandbox violation. This is because VF page are iframed, to get […]