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Top 10 Highlights from Salesforce Winter’21 Release Notes

By September 4, 2020April 12th, 2022No Comments

Top 10 Highlights from

Salesforce Winter’21

Release Notes

Salesforce Winter ’21 release is here, We have put together top 10 highlighted features for Admins and Developers with descriptions of enhancements and new features.

Salesforce Admin


Place Flow Elements Automatically with Auto-Layout

The auto-layout feature makes building flows and aligning elements easier. When auto-layout is enabled on a flow, elements in the canvas are spaced and connected automatically. No more elements positioned slightly out of alignment.

Auto Add Fields to Custom Report Types (Beta):

Add new custom fields to your reports, especially when you have many custom report types. Now with Auto Add, custom fields that you add to a Salesforce object are added automatically to all the custom report types based on that object.

Auto Add Fields to Custom Report Types

Use AND, OR, and Custom Operators Across All Flow Builder Elements:

As part of winter21, we have now options to use AND, OR conditions logic’s and custom operators in all elements. Specify that you want the condition logic to meet ANY conditions or that you want it to meet ALL conditions

Debug Flow Errors in Sandbox Org as Another User:

Debugging a flow in a sandbox org is now easier than ever with the ability to debug a flow as another user. When you debug a flow as another user, you can catch flow exceptions such as unexpected permission, sharing, and profile configurations before they occur in production org.


Salesforce Development


Send Custom Notifications from Apex:

Use the Messaging.CustomNotification class to create, configure, and send custom notifications directly from Apex code, such as a trigger.

Build Fast, Efficient Experiences with the LWC-Based Template (Pilot):

Develop communities that load quickly and scale well using the Build Your Own (LWC) template. Based on Lightning Web Components (LWC), a programming model that delivers exceptional performance, this lightweight template supports fully custom solutions. The template, now available as a pilot, includes some changes since the previous release.

Build Fast, Efficient Experiences with the LWC-Based Template (Pilot)

Lightning Console JavaScript API:

The Lightning Console JavaScript API can customize a Lightning console app and utility bar pro grammatically.


Use the Safe Navigation Operator to Avoid Null Pointer Exceptions:

Safe Navigation Operator (?.) This new operator short-circuits expressions that attempt to operate on a null value and returns null instead of throwing a NullPointerException. Use this operator to avoid explicit, sequential null checks.

Use the Safe Navigation Operator to Avoid Null Pointer Exceptions

Interactively Create Engaging Email Templates:

Create email templates faster and more easily with visual tools in Email Template Builder. Instead of adding HTML code, your users can drag elements to create effective email templates. They can compose email templates with a few clicks to place design elements right where they want them.

Interactively Create Engaging Email Templates

Scan a Barcode in a Lightning Web Component (Beta):

Use the Barcode Scanner API to add barcode scanning to your Lightning web components. Scan UPC, QR, and other standard barcode types from Lightning components running on a mobile device.

Release Notes Links:

Get Ready for the Winter ’21 Release:

Winter’21 Release Notes:

Salesforce Winter 21 Release Date + Preview Information from Salesforce

Winter’21 API Version: 50.0

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