Close Lightning Quick Action Modal

Lightning Component:

<aura:component implements="force:appHostable,flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes,force:lightningQuickAction">
    <lightning:button variant="brand" type="button" label="Cancel" title="Cancel" onclick="{!c.handleCancel}"/> 
</aura:component>

Lightning JS Controller:

({
    handleCancel : function(component, event, helper) {
        //to close the quick action modal 
        $A.get("e.force:closeQuickAction").fire();
    },
})

Lightning Quick Action API

A lightning:quickActionAPI component allows to access methods for programmatically controlling quick actions on record pages. It is supported in Lightning Experience only.

We can reuse the existing quick action functionalities from different places. To access the methods, create an instance of the lightning:quickActionAPI component inside your Lightning component or page.

Example:
Here I’ve created a Quick Action to update Case object Status field.

Here is the lightning component to invoke above created quick action programmatically.
Lightning Component:

<aura:component implements="flexipage:availableForRecordHome,force:lightningQuickAction,flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes,force:appHostable">
    
    <!--Declare Quick Action API-->
    <lightning:quickActionAPI aura:id="qaAPI" />
    
    <div class="slds-m-around--xx-large">
        <lightning:button label="Update Status to Working" onclick="{!c.handleStatusWorking}"/>
        <lightning:button label="Update Status to Escalated" onclick="{!c.handleStatusEscalated}"/>          
    </div>
</aura:component>

Lightning Component JS Controller:

({
    handleStatusWorking : function(component, event, helper) {
        var actionAPI = component.find("qaAPI");
        //Assign Quick Action field values
        var fields = {Status: {value: "Working"}};
        //Quick Action with target field values
        var args = {actionName: "Case.Update_Case_Status", entityName: "Case", targetFields: fields};
        actionAPI.setActionFieldValues(args).then(function(){
            actionAPI.invokeAction(args);
        }).catch(function(e){
            console.error(e.errors);
        });
    },
    
    handleStatusEscalated : function(component, event, helper) {
        var actionAPI = component.find("qaAPI");
        //Assign Quick Action field values
        var fields = {Status: {value: "Escalated"}};
        //Quick Action with target field values
        var args = {actionName: "Case.Update_Case_Status", entityName: "Case", targetFields: fields};
        actionAPI.setActionFieldValues(args).then(function(){
            actionAPI.invokeAction(args);
        }).catch(function(e){
            console.error(e.errors);
        });
    }
})

SOQL Converting Time Zones in Date Functions

SOQL queries returns dateTime field values as Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) values. You can use convertTimezone() in a date function to convert dateTime fields to the user’s time zone.

Example 1:

SELECT DAY_ONLY(convertTimezone(CreatedDate)), SUM(Amount) FROM Opportunity GROUP BY DAY_ONLY(convertTimezone(CreatedDate))

Example 2:

SELECT Id, WhatId, Subject, CreatedDate From Task Where DAY_ONLY(convertTimezone(CreatedDate)) = TODAY

Note: You cannot use convertTimezone() without date function. The following query doesn’t work because there is no date function.

SELECT convertTimezone(CreatedDate) FROM Account

Salesforce Mass Quick Actions in Lightning Experience

In Spring’18 release, Salesforce introduced Mass Quick Actions in Lightning Experience on ListView. Using Mass quick action users can do mass action on the selected records (Up to 100 records) in a list view, except for recently viewed lists. We can use mass quick action with cases, leads, accounts, campaigns, contacts, opportunities, work orders, and custom objects in Lightning Experience.

Here is an example of Mass Quick Action. In below example I’ve craeted a Mass Quick Action on Account object to update mass records Account Type field from List View.

1. Create New Quick Action Button

Setup | Object Manager Tab | Navigate to Account object | Click Buttons, Links and Actions menu | Click New Action button

Create New Quick Action with following values:

2. Add Quick Action Button to Layout

Go to Account Object | Click Search Layouts menu | Select Edit under ListView

Got to “List View Actions in Lightning Experience” section, and add “Update Customer Type” Quick Action and save it.

3. Open Account Tab

Click the Account tab | Select a view except Recently Viewed | You can see “Update Customer Type” button.

4. Select Account Rcords to Update

Select multiple Account records, up to 100 records from the list view. Click “Update Customer Type” button, and select a Type from picklist values, and click Save button, and then OK button to confirm.

Now, all selected account records Type field will be updated with new value.