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Learn About Salesforce Page Layouts

Learn about Salesforce page layouts and how Ops leaders are safely managing their changes with Sonar.

  • What Are Page Layouts?
  • Benefits Of Page Layouts
  • Page Layouts Best Practices

What are salesforce page layouts?

Salesforce Page Layouts are a way to customize the user interface of different objects in Salesforce. A page layout defines the organization and appearance of the fields, related lists, and other components that are displayed on a record detail page.

Page layouts allow users to view, edit, and interact with the data in a logical and intuitive way. By designing custom page layouts, organizations can tailor the user interface to meet their specific needs, workflows, and business processes.

Page layouts can be assigned to different profiles and record types, allowing for granular control over the user experience. For example, a sales representative may have a different page layout than a customer service representative, depending on their unique roles and responsibilities.

Salesforce provides a powerful and flexible page layout editor, which allows administrators to drag and drop fields and components onto the page layout canvas. This enables quick and easy customization of the user interface without requiring any coding skills.

Benefits Of Using Page Layouts

Using Page Layouts in Salesforce provides several benefits, including:

  • Customization: Page Layouts allow organizations to customize the user interface of different objects according to their unique business processes, requirements, and workflows. This enables users to work more efficiently and effectively by presenting the most relevant information in a logical and intuitive way.
  • Consistency: Page Layouts help to maintain consistency across different records and objects. By defining a standard layout for each object, organizations can ensure that users always see the same fields and related lists in the same order, reducing confusion and errors.
  • Flexibility: Page Layouts can be customized for different profiles and record types, allowing for granular control over the user experience. This enables organizations to tailor the inter
  • Time savings: Customized Page Layouts can help users save time by presenting only the most relevant information and fields on a record. This reduces the amount of time spent searching for information or scrolling through irrelevant fields, improving productivity and efficiency.
  • Improved user adoption: Customized Page Layouts can help to improve user adoption by presenting information in a clear, organized, and intuitive way. This can reduce frustration and confusion, and encourage users to engage with the platform more frequently and effectively.

Overall, Salesforce Audit Trail is an important tool for maintaining the integrity and security of your Salesforce system and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.

Page Layouts Best Practices

Here are some best practices for using Page Layouts in Salesforce:

  • Understand your business requirements: Before creating or customizing a Page Layout, it is important to understand the business requirements and workflows of the organization. This will ensure that the Page Layout is designed to meet the specific needs of users and support their workflows.
  • Keep it simple: Page Layouts should be designed to be as simple and intuitive as possible. This means only including the fields and components that are essential to the user’s workflow, and avoiding clutter or unnecessary information.
  • Organize fields logically: Fields should be organized logically on the Page Layout, with related fields grouped together ad in a logical order. This makes it easier for users to find and input the information they need.
  • Test and iterate: Before deploying a new or customized Page Layout, it is important to test it thoroughly with users and gather feedback. This will help to identify any issues or improvements that need to be made.
  • Consider mobile users: If users will be accessing Salesforce on mobile devices, it is important to design Page Layouts with mobile in mind. This means keeping the layout simple and avoiding too many fields or components that may not display well on smaller screens.
  • Stay up-to-date: As Salesforce evolves and new features are added, it is important to stay up-to-date with best practices for using Page Layouts. This will ensure that Page Layouts continue to support users’ needs and workflows effectively.

Following these best practices can help ensure that you’re getting the most out of Salesforce Page Layouts and using it effectively to maintain the security and integrity of your Salesforce system.

How Sonar enables you to manage your Salesforce Page Layouts seamlessly

Sonar makes managing workflow rules in Salesforce simple. Easily see your workflow rule evaluation criteria, rule criteria, and workflow action all from our intuitive user interface.

Salesforce Blueprint

Sales Ops and RevOps professionals now have the Salesforce blueprint they need to spot references to workflow rules before they make changes to their Salesforce fields. With Sonar’s change management software, it’s easy to scope the impact of changes to your workflow rules in Salesforce. 

Change Timelines

Sonar’s change tracking for Salesforce alerts customers of every change to workflow rules so you can proactively catch potential issues before they occur. With daily email alerts and slack notifications, you’ll be alerted when anyone adds, modifies, or deletes workflow rules across your Salesforce org.

Data Dictionary

Automatically capture and document every change to your workflow rules. Sonar’s dynamic data dictionary showcases all of your Salesforce workflow rules from a single list view. Instantly capture changes to your workflow rules and create Salesforce documentation in minutes – including editable notes, definitions, help text, and descriptions that can be shared across teams.

Page Layout FAQs

Here are some frequently asked questions about Page Layouts:

What is a page layout in Salesforce?

A page layout is a visual representation of the fields, sections, and related lists that appear on a record in Salesforce. It is used to organize and display information about a record in a way that makes sense for your business.

How do I create a new page layout in Salesforce?

To create a new page layout in Salesforce, you can go to Setup > Object Manager > [object] > Page Layouts, and click the “New” button. From there, you can select the layout type and configure the fields, sections, and related lists that you want to include on the layout.

Can I assign different page layouts to different users or profiles?

Yes, you can assign different page layouts to different users or profiles in Salesforce. This allows you to customize the user experience based on their role or job function.

How do I customize the fields that appear on a page layout?

To customize the fields that appear on a page layout, you can go to Setup > Object Manager > [object] > Page Layouts, and select the layout you want to edit. From there, you can drag and drop fields onto the layout, rearrange the order of the fields, and specify which fields are required or read-only.

Can I add related lists to a page layout?

A standard page layout is provided by Salesforce and cannot be edited, while a custom page layout is created by you and can be customized to meet your specific needs. Custom page layouts can include custom fields, sections, and related lists that are not available in the standard layout.

What is the difference between a standard page layout and a custom page layout?

No, Audit Trail does not capture all user activity in Salesforce. It only captures certain types of data related to user activity, such as login attempts, record modifications, data exports, and changes to user permissions.

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