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Salesforce Live Agent Error : Prechat API is not enabled by the specified deployment

In Live Agent, sometimes we need to pass some values from the page, where Start Chat button is located, to Pre-chat form.

To achieve this, we use liveagent.addCustomDetail() function to set the values. On Pre-chat form page, we use prechat.js and liveagent.details.preChatInit() function to access those details.

But if the “Allow Access to Pre-Chat API” in deployment is not enable, then we will face “Prechat API is not enabled by the specified deployment” JavaScript error.

Follow below steps to enable it.

Go to Setup || Customize || Live Agent || Deployments || Edit or Create your Deployment || Enable “Allow Access to Pre-Chat API” || Save

Mass Edit Profiles Using Enhanced Profile List Views

As a Salesforce Admin, Sometimes we need to edit multiple profiles to give permission to objects or system permission. Editing the profile one by one is a time-consuming work. But we can edit up to 200 profiles by enabling “Enable Enhanced Profile List Views” in our Org, without accessing individual profile pages.

Go to Setup || User Interface || Enable “Enable Inline Editing” and “Enable Enhanced Profile List Views” as shown in below image.

Now select or create a new list view that includes the profiles and permissions you want to edit.

Your profile list view will look something like below image. Editable cells display a pencil icon when you hover over the cell, while non-editable cells display a lock icon. In some cases, such as in standard profiles, the pencil icon appears but the setting is not actually editable.

Now to edit multiple profiles, select the checkbox next to each profile you want to edit. Double-click the permission you want to edit. To change multiple profiles, select All n selected records (where n is the number of profiles you selected). Click Save.

Star Rating Field Using Formula in Salesforce

Here is an example of Star Rating field using Formula in Salesforce. In below example I’m displaying the Star Rating, based on a Student’s grade.

In Student custom object, I have created a Picklist Field.
Label: Grade
Type: Picklist


And then I have created a Formula Field on the same Student object. This is to represent the Star Rating.
Label: Rating
Type: Formula

IF(TEXT(Grade__c) = '0', "/img/samples/stars_000.gif",
IF(TEXT(Grade__c) = '1', "/img/samples/stars_100.gif",
IF(TEXT(Grade__c) = '2', "/img/samples/stars_200.gif",
IF(TEXT(Grade__c) = '3', "/img/samples/stars_300.gif",
IF(TEXT(Grade__c) = '4', "/img/samples/stars_400.gif",
IF(TEXT(Grade__c) = '5', "/img/samples/stars_500.gif",
'Rating Level')


Progress Bar Field Using Formula in Salesforce

Here is an example of ‎Progress Bar field using Formula in Salesforce. In below example I’m displaying the percentage progress bar, based on a Student’s scored out of total marks.

Percentage Formula Field:

IMAGE("/img/samples/color_green.gif","green",10,((Scored__c/Total_Marks__c)*100)) &
IMAGE("/img/samples/color_red.gif","red",10, 100 - ((Scored__c/Total_Marks__c)*100)) &
" " & TEXT((Scored__c/Total_Marks__c)*100) & "%"


Salesforce IMAGE Function in Formula Field

In Salesforce formula field using IMAGE(image_url, alternate_text, height, width) function, we can insert an image with alternate text and height/width specifications.

In below example, I’ve created a custom field “Priority__c” in “Case” object with below formula. This formula displays a red, yellow, or green flag image to indicate case priority High, Medium or Low.

Formula Field:

IF(TEXT(Priority) = 'High', IMAGE("/img/samples/color_red.gif", "Red", 10 , 50), 
IF(TEXT(Priority) = 'Medium', IMAGE("/img/samples/color_yellow.gif", "Yellow", 10, 50), 
IF(TEXT(Priority) = 'Low', IMAGE("/img/samples/color_green.gif", "Green", 10, 50),