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customization features


Does Salesforce allow writing javascripts or creating buttons/links to grab information and populate an external application?

For instance if a user wanted to pick out a certain account from a search results list and gather the data to populate an external application, can we create a link or button to enable that action?

Also are we allowed to write simple javascript to handle links created on ur site? Are we allowed to set cookies?




Hi rp,

We don't host any code, javascript or otherwise.

The mechanism for this kind of operation is via web links using merge fields.  Please check the help online to get a good overview of web links.


I actuallly was able to use this feature on the front page to return a list top used files to the front page of by modifying the area of custom text on the front page.

I wrote a link that essentially allows a validated salesforce customer to pull the top news from a data source by specifying an ASP page as a JS include, the returning a series of links using the .document.write function.

Click for an example