Sharing Hierarchy Functionality: Salesforce Summer '21 Release

Alex Colburn – June 8, 2021

TThe Developers Speak is a video series featuring certified Salesforce consultants at Digital Mass. They come to you twice a month to help bridge the gap between business problems and technical solutions.

On this episode, Andrew will talk about the sharing hierarchy functionality that Salesforce is bringing to the table with the Summer 21 release.

Improvements to the sharing hierarchy functionality

Hey everyone. Andrew here again with Digital Mass. I want to talk to you guys about another feature that's coming in the Salesforce Summer 21 release, hitting your production environments on June 11th and 12th. Today we're going to talk about the sharing hierarchy functionality that Salesforce is bringing to the table. This update is a huge improvement over what has traditionally been kind an easy rabbit hole to fall into if ever you were prompted to figure out why Jane or John DOE has access to a particular record in your system.

Now, if you're an organization that tries to isolate and create sharing boundaries between certain records, trying to figure out why a particular person has access can be a complicated task. The sharing hierarchy that Salesforce introduced is just a button that now can be added to your lightning record pages. With just a simple click of that, you'll get a very clear model that generates on that record, showing you all of the parties that have access to it, and most importantly, why. There should no longer be any ambiguity and it should really save you as a Salesforce admin or developer a lot of time addressing these kinds of tickets or questions that may come from your team regarding why sharing is functioning the way that it is.

Hopefully, this will save you some time in the future. Certainly, we hope that it will save us some time. We're very excited about what Salesforce is bringing with this button in 21. All right, next, we're going to actually talk about Salesforce flows, a declarative feature that I'm really passionate about. We'll kind of cover some of the key features coming there in the next video. Thanks for tuning in.

About the developer:

Meet Andrew Davis: Andrew joined the Digital Mass team as a Senior Salesforce Developer in August 2020. He came in with a few certifications on his belt and hasn't slowed down since. Andrew currently holds Platform Developer 1, Platform Developer 2, Certified Administrator, Platform App Builder, Marketing Cloud Email Specialist, Marketing Cloud Developer, and the Javascript Developer certifications.

Outside of work, Andrew likes to spend his time playing D&D, camping, and burying himself in Youtube playlists exploring things ranging from emerging technologies to how to hand-sew your own socks - it’s pretty obvious he fits right in with the DM crew!