Fields: Quiz

These questions are designed to be similar to ones that will be asked on certification exams.  Aim to get most of these questions correct on the first attempt.

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41 Responses to “Fields: Quiz”

  1. canderson333 October 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm #

    For questions regarding the lowest percentage SF can use &
    Which of the following field types CANNOT be created by a Salesforce administrator?

    I tried to find where this information is noted in the information modules and couldn’t find it. Integer seemed obvious because I don’t recall reading anything about using an integer.

    The lowest percentage question I cannot find that info.

  2. August 17, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Regarding question #1 – one of the checkboxes for the picklist custom field is “restrict picklist to values defined in the value set”. What is the effect of this checkbox – does it apply only to APIs? It does not seem to allow non-picklist values to be input.

  3. June 11, 2017 at 2:33 am #

    Hi John,
    For question three, to be efficient, should we also hide the “standard field” description now that we have added a “custom field” description?

  4. March 22, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    John, please why create a new field whether there is no impact when changing field type from Text to Text Area (Rich) according Salesforce Documentation: ? So, I guess that the first alternative is the best, not the indicated one.

  5. Jacob Peterson July 31, 2016 at 10:53 am #

    For question one it says this is an answer:
    ” Instead of renaming the picklist value “Platinum” to “Gold”, the administrator created the “Gold” picklist value and deleted the “Platinum” picklist value without updating the existing records.”

    I don’t believe this is correct. When you delete a value it forces you to select another value or replace the values with blank.

    Also – you dont allow for “Strictly enforce picklist values” which prevents users from loading unapproved values through the API

    • JohnCoppedge August 1, 2016 at 6:01 pm #

      You can select “Keep old value for existing records” which would make this scenario valid- strictly enforce will get added with the next update for summer 16 materials. Thanks!

      • trpbt December 2, 2016 at 2:17 am #

        is this answer still holds good or changed after SU 16?

  6. jlautaha April 12, 2016 at 6:31 pm #

    In questions 2, what does (2,1) mean?

    • JohnCoppedge April 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm #

      # of decimal places- 2,1 would mean a value in this format

      99.9 would be the largest value that field could hold

  7. A April 11, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

    IF I make a field hidden using field level security whether that field will not appear in list views,searches and reports??

  8. Munira Majmundar November 5, 2015 at 3:21 am #

    I think the following works for me. When I first read a wordy question, my mind goes totally blank. If I stare at the question for a minute or so and try to read it again bit by bit, sometimes, the information sinks in my mind 🙂

  9. pook918 October 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm #

    Quick typo to correct:
    “entered” should read “enter” in Question #3 explanation:

    Text Area (Rich) fields allow users to entered formatting and images.

  10. DAVID WALL September 22, 2015 at 1:30 am #

    I’m finding for the quizzes (and I’m guessing for the exam) that it is imperative to read EVERY SINGLE WORD! KNOW THY TERMINOLOGY!!! Thanks

  11. Syed Khadri May 25, 2015 at 6:32 am #

    Dear John,
    ‘Add a new Text Area (Rich) field, and migrate data in the current “Description” field to the new field.’ In the above statement(Answer) from Question 3 it says MIGRATE THE DATA to the new field, but how is that done?

  12. Farzana Hafiz April 26, 2015 at 1:16 pm #


  13. Kevin Brown March 5, 2015 at 2:43 pm #

    There is no “Start Quiz” button appearing. All other quizzes thus far have been OK.

  14. Joan St John December 3, 2014 at 1:33 am #

    Please ignore the above I see you are to select 2 answers so both are correct and I was only selecting one

  15. Joan St John December 2, 2014 at 10:35 pm #

    Question 1 always shows as incorrect:
    If you choose option 2
    ‘ Data is being created or updated with the value “Platinum” through the API’
    It says option 3 is correct.
    If you choose option 3
    ‘Instead of renaming the picklist value “Platinum” to “Gold”, the administrator created the “Gold” picklist value and deleted the “Platinum” picklist value without updating the existing records.’
    It says option 2 is correct.
    Please advise which is the correct answer. Thanks

  16. Peter Conway July 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm #

    Can you explain the answer to 4 a little more. I got it right but it was because I knew you could do all of the other options. I guess I don’t understand the answer you gave in a practical way.

    • JohnCoppedge July 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      Its just a simple memory test- there is no field type “integer”; if you wanted to represent an integer in salesforce, you would create a numeric field with no decimal places. Make sense?

      • Peter Conway July 22, 2014 at 10:29 pm #

        Got it. Thanks. Your site has been really helpful. Take the test on Thursday.

      • siddharth1101 May 10, 2017 at 8:52 pm #

        John, as you mentioned, you can create an Integer field by giving it Zero decimal places. I selected “Text (Encrypted)” for the 4th question since it required activation from SF. I was trying to pick the odd one out and Integer CAN be created. Can we expect word play questions like this in the exam?

  17. Jared Usrey June 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    A negative percentage formula can be -100%. I actively use this in our org for a series of manual campaign percentages.

    • JohnCoppedge June 16, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

      True, but that isn’t what the question asked.

      • JohnCoppedge June 16, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

        A percent field is slightly different than a formula field of return type percent – this wasn’t designed to be a trick question 🙂

        • Ezekiel Apte June 11, 2015 at 10:46 pm #

          I got stumped on the percent question – however I take it take it that there is no standard numeric field type in Salesforce that dis-allows negatives ?

          • JohnCoppedge June 12, 2015 at 12:28 am #

            Correct – you would need to add a validation rule

  18. gera;d dente June 10, 2014 at 8:11 pm #

    Question 2 forces you to pick the incorrect answer.

    • JohnCoppedge June 12, 2014 at 2:27 am #

      Just doubled checked this question – it is correct. You can test this by creating the field and validating in your test org.

    • Farzana Hafiz April 26, 2015 at 1:12 pm #

      It is correct. Have not found what you mentioned.

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