Thursday, November 6, 2014

Advanced Formula Fields in Salesforce.

Advanced Formula Fields in Salesforce.

Use the following formula samples when creating custom formula fields. For samples of other types of formulas, see Examples of Validation Rules and Useful Default Field Value Formulas.
This document contains the following categories of custom formula samples:



Account Management

Account Rating
This formula evaluates Annual Revenue, Billing Country, and Type, and assigns a value of “Hot,” “Warm,” or “Cold.”

 IF (AND (AnnualRevenue > 10000000,
CONTAINS (CASE (BillingCountry, "United States", "US", "America", "US", "USA", "US", "NA"), "US")),
IF(ISPICKVAL(Type, "Manufacturing Partner"), "Hot",
IF(OR (ISPICKVAL (Type, "Channel Partner/Reseller"),
ISPICKVAL(Type, "Installation Partner")), "Warm", "Cold")),
"Cold")
For details about using these functions, see IFANDCONTAINSCASE, and ISPICKVAL.
In addition, you can reference this Account Rating formula field from the contact object using cross-object formulas.
Account.Account_Rating__c

Account Region

This formula returns a text value of “North,” “South,” “East,” “West,” or “Central” based on the Billing State/Province of the account.
IF(ISBLANK(BillingState), "None",
IF(CONTAINS("AK:AZ:CA:HA:NV:NM:OR:UT:WA", BillingState), "West",
IF(CONTAINS("CO:ID:MT:KS:OK:TX:WY", BillingState), "Central",
IF(CONTAINS("CT:ME:MA:NH:NY:PA:RI:VT", BillingState), "East",
IF(CONTAINS("AL:AR:DC:DE:FL:GA:KY:LA:MD:MS:NC:NJ:SC:TN:VA:WV", BillingState), "South",
IF(CONTAINS("IL:IN:IA:MI:MN:MO:NE:ND:OH:SD:WI", BillingState), "North", "Other"))))))

For details about using these functions, see IFLEN, and CONTAINS.

Contract Aging

This formula calculates the number of days since a contract with an account was activated. If the contract Status is not “Activated,” this field is blank.
IF(ISPICKVAL(Contract_Status__c, "Activated"),
NOW() - Contract_Activated_Date__c, null)
For details about using these functions, see IFISPICKVAL, and NOW.

Contract Approval Process Aging

This formula calculates how many days a contract is in the approval process. This example is a number formula field on contracts that uses a custom date field called Date in approval.
TODAY()-Date_in_approval__c
For details about using this function, see TODAY.

Month of Last Account Activity

This formula field displays the month of the last account activity or “None” if there are no activities for the account.
CASE(MONTH(LastActivityDate),
1, "January",
2, "February",
3, "March",
4, "April",
5, "May",
6, "June",
7, "July",
8, "August",
9, "September",
10, "October",
11, "November",
12, "December",
"None")

For details about using these functions, see CASE and MONTH.

Month of Service-Level Agreement Expiration

This formula returns the month that your service-level agreement expires. This example uses a custom date field called SLA Expiration Date.
MONTH(SLAExpirationDate__c)
For details about using this function, see MONTH.

Account Media Service Links


BBC™ News Search
This formula creates a link to a BBC news search site based on the Account Name.
HYPERLINK(
"http://newssearch.bbc.co.uk/cgi-bin/search/results.pl?scope=newsifs;tab=news;q="&Name,
"BBC News")

Bloomberg™ News Search

This formula creates a link to an account's ticker symbol on the Bloomberg website.
HYPERLINK(
"http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/quote?ticker="&TickerSymbol,
"Bloomberg News")

CNN™ News Search

This formula creates a link to a CNN news search site using the Account Name.

HYPERLINK(
"http://websearch.cnn.com/search/search?source=cnn&
invocationType=search%2Ftop&sites=web&query="&Name,
"CNN News")

MarketWatch™ Search


This formula creates a link to an account's ticker symbol on the Marketwatch.com website.
HYPERLINK(
"http://www.marketwatch.com/tools/quotes/quotes.asp?symb="&TickerSymbol,
"Marketwatch")

Google™ Search


This formula creates a link to a Google search site using the Account Name.

HYPERLINK(
"http://www.google.com/search?en&q="&Name,
"Google")


Google News Search

This formula creates a link to a Google news search site using the Account Name

HYPERLINK(
"http://www.google.com/news?en&q="&Name,
"Google News")
Yahoo!™ Search
This formula creates a link to a Yahoo! search site using the Account Name.
HYPERLINK(
"http://search.yahoo.com/search?p="&Name,
"Yahoo Search")
Yahoo! News Search
This formula creates a link to a Yahoo! news search site using the Account Name.
HYPERLINK(
"http://news.search.yahoo.com/search/news?p="&Name,
"Yahoo News")
For details about using the function used in these formulas, see HYPERLINK.

Case Management


Autodial
This formula creates a linkable phone number field that automatically dials the phone number when clicked. In this example, replace "servername" and "call" with the name of your dialing tool and the command it uses to dial. The merge field, Id, inserts the identifier for the contact, lead, or account record. The first Phone merge field tells the dialing tool what number to call and the last Phone merge field uses the value of the Phone field as the linkable text the user clicks to dial.
HYPERLINK("http://servername/call?id="
& Id & "&phone=" & Phone, Phone)
For details about using this function, see HYPERLINK.
Case Aging (Assignments)
Use this example of a custom formula field called Days Open to display different text depending on the number of days a case has been open:
CASE(Days_Open__c, 3,
  "Reassign", 2, "Assign Task", "Maintain")

The following text is displayed:
§  “Reassign” for any case open three days.
§  “Assign Task” for any case open two days.
§  “Maintain” for all other cases.
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Case Aging (Open Cases)
This formula calculates the number of days a case has been open. If the case is closed, it sets the result to null. Add this formula to a related list as the sort column to quickly see which open cases have been open the longest. The formula returns zero if the case has been open for less than 24 hours.
IF(IsClosed,
null,
NOW() - CreatedDate )
For details about using these functions, see IF and NOW.
Case Aging (Open and Closed Cases)
This formula calculates the number of days a closed case was open or the number of days an open case has been open since the date the case was created. The formula returns zero if the case has been open for less than 24 hours.
IF(IsClosed,
ROUND(ClosedDate - CreatedDate, 0), ROUND((NOW() - CreatedDate),0))
For details about using these functions, see IFROUND, and NOW.
Case Categorization
This formula displays a text value of “RED,” “YELLOW,” or “GREEN,” depending on the value of a case age custom text field.
IF(DaysOpen__c > 20, "RED",
IF(DaysOpen__c > 10, "YELLOW",
"GREEN") )
For details about using this function, see IF.
Case Data Completeness Tracking
This formula calculates the percentage of specific custom fields that contain data. The formula checks the values of two custom number fields: Problem Num and Severity Num. If the fields are empty, the formula returns the value “0.” The formula returns a value of “1” for each field that contains a value and multiplies this total by fifty to give you the percentage of fields that contain data.
(IF(ISBLANK(Problem_Num__c), 0, 1) + IF(ISBLANK(Severity_Num__c ), 0,1)) * 50
For details about using these functions, see IF and ISBLANK.
Case Due Date Calculation
This formula sets the due date of a case based on the priority. If it is high, the due date is two days after it opens. If it is medium, the due date is five days after opening. Otherwise, the due date is seven days.
CASE (Priority,
"High", CreatedDate + 2,
"Medium",CreatedDate + 5,
CreatedDate + 7)
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Suggested Agent Prompts
This formula prompts an agent with cross-sell offers based on past purchases.
CASE(Product_Purch__c,
"Printer", "Extra toner cartridges", "Camera", "Memory cards",
"Special of the day")
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Suggested Offers
This formula suggests a product based on the support history for a computer reseller. When the Problem custom field matches a field, the formula field returns a suggestion.
CASE(Problem__c,
"Memory", "Suggest new memory cards", "Hard Drive failure", "Suggest new hard drive with tape backup",
"")
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Commission Calculations
Commission Amounts for Opportunities
The following is a simple formula where commission is based on a flat 2% of the opportunity Amount.
IF(ISPICKVAL(StageName, "Closed Won"),
  ROUND(Amount *0.02, 2), 0)
This example calculates the commission amount for any opportunity that has a “Closed Won” stage. The value of this field will be the amount times 0.02 for any closed/won opportunity. Open or lost opportunities will have a zero commission value.
For details about using these functions, see IFISPICKVAL, and ROUND.
Commission Deal Size
This formula calculates a commission rate based on deal size, returning a 9% commission rate for deals over 100,000 and an 8% commission rate for smaller deals.
IF(Amount > 100000, 0.09, 0.08 )
For details about using this function, see IF.
Commission Greater Than or Equal To
This formula assigns the “YES” value to opportunities with a commission greater than or equal to one million. Note, this is a text formula field on opportunities that uses a custom currency field called Commission
IF(Commission__c >= 1000000, "YES", "NO")
For details about using this function, see IF.
Commission Maximum
This formula determines what commission to log for an asset based on which is greater: the user's commission percentage of the price, the price times the discount percent stored for the account or 100 dollars. This example assumes you have two custom percent fields on users and assets.
MAX($User.Commission_Percent__c * Price,
  ​Price * Account_Discount__c, 100)
For details about using this function, see MAX.
Contact Management
Contact's Account Creation Date
This date formula displays the account's Created Date field on the contacts page.
Account.CreatedDate
Contact's Account Discount Percent
This percent formula displays the account's Discount Percent field on the contacts page.
Account.Discount_Percent__c
Contact's Account Name
This formula displays the standard Account Name field on the contacts page.
Account.Name
Contact's Account Phone
This formula displays the standard Account Phone field on the contacts page.
Account.Phone
Contact's Account Rating
Use this formula to display the Account Rating field on the contacts page.
CASE(Account.Rating, "Hot", "Hot", "Warm", "Warm", "Cold", "Cold", "Not Rated")
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Contact's Account Website
This formula displays the standard Account Website field on the contacts page.
Account.Website
If the account website URL is long, use the HYPERLINK function to display a label such as “Click Here” instead of the URL. For example:
IF(Account.Website="", "",
        IF(
                       OR(LEFT(Account.Website, 7) = "http://",LEFT(Account.Website, 8) = "https://"),
                       HYPERLINK( Account.Website , "Click Here" ),
                       HYPERLINK( "http://" & Account.Website , "Click Here" )
        )
)
This formula also adds the necessary "http://" or "https://" before a URL if neither were included in the URL field.
For details about using this function, see HYPERLINK.
Contact’s Age
Use this formula to calculate a person’s age based on a standard field called Birthdate. The person’s Birthdate is subtracted from today’s date, which returns the number of days since the person’s Birthdate. This number is divided by the number of days in a year and rounded down to the nearest integer.
FLOOR((TODAY()-Birthdate)/365.2425)
For details about using these functions, see FLOOR and TODAY.
Contact's Birthday
This formula displays the value “Yes” if the contact’s birthday falls in the current calendar month
IF (
MONTH( Birthdate) = MONTH( TODAY()), "Yes", "")
For details about using these functions, see IFMONTH, and TODAY.
Contact's LinkedIn™ Profile
You can configure a link that appears on your contacts' profile page that sends you to their LinkedIn profile. To do so:

1.     Click SetupCustomizeContactsButtons and Links.
2.     Click New under Custom Buttons and Links
3.     Enter a Label for this link, like LinkedInLink.
4.     Enter this formula in the content box:

http://www.linkedin.com/search/fpsearch?type=people&keywords={!Contact.FirstName}+{!Contact.LastName}
5.     Click Save.  


Contact Identification Numbering
This formula displays the first five characters of the contact’s last name and the last four characters of the contact’s social security number separated by a dash. Note that this example uses a text custom field called SSN on contacts.
TRIM(LEFT(LastName,
5)) & "-" & TRIM(RIGHT(SSN__c, 4))
For details about using these functions, see TRIMLEFT, and RIGHT.
Contact Preferred Phone
This formula displays the contact’s preferred contact method in a contact related list—work phone, home phone, or mobile phone—based on a selected option in a Preferred Phone custom picklist.
CASE(Preferred_Phone__c,
"Work", "w. " & Phone,
"Home", "h. " & HomePhone,
"Mobile", "m. " & MobilePhone,
"No Preferred Phone")
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Contact Priority
This formula assesses the importance of a contact based on the account rating and the contact's title. If the account rating is Hot or the title starts with Executive, then the priority is high (P1). If the account rating is Warm or the title starts withVP then the priority is medium (P2), and if the account rating is Cold then the priority is low (P3).
IF(OR(ISPICKVAL(Account.Rating, "Hot"), CONTAINS(Title, "Executive")), "P1",
IF(OR(ISPICKVAL(Account.Rating, "Warm"), CONTAINS(Title, "VP")), "P2",
IF(ISPICKVAL(Account.Rating, "Cold"), "P3",
"P3")
)
)
Contact Yahoo! ID
This formula displays a clickable Yahoo! Messenger icon indicating if the person is logged on to the service. Users can click the icon to launch a Yahoo! Messenger conversation with the person. This example uses a custom text field calledYahoo Name on contacts where you can store the contact's Yahoo! Messenger ID.
HYPERLINK("ymsgr:sendIM?"
& Yahoo_Name__c, IMAGE("http://opi.yahoo.com/online?u=" &
Yahoo_Name__c & "&m;=g&t;=0", "Yahoo"))
For details about using these functions, see HYPERLINK and IMAGE.
Dynamic Address Formatting
This formula field displays a formatted mailing address for a contact in standard format, including spaces and line breaks where appropriate depending on the country for the account.
CASE(ShippingCountry,
"USA",
  ShippingStreet & BR() &
  ShippingCity & ",
  " & ShippingState & " " &
  ShippingPostalCode & BR()
  & ShippingCountry,
"France",
  ShippingStreet & BR() &
  ShippingPostalCode & " " &
  ShippingCity & BR() &
  ShippingCountry, "etc")
For details about using this function, see CASE and BR.
Telephone Country Code
This formula determines the telephone country code of a contact based on the Mailing Country of the mailing address.
CASE(MailingCountry,
"USA", "1",
"Canada", "1",
"France", "33",
"UK", "44",
"Australia", "61",
"Japan", "81",
"?")
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Unformatted Phone Number
This formula removes the parentheses and dash characters from North American phone numbers. This is necessary for some auto-dialer software.
IF(Country_Code__c = "1", MID( Phone ,2, 3) & MID(Phone,7,3) & MID(Phone,11,4), Phone)
For details about using these functions, see IF and MID.
Data Categorization
Deal Size Large and Small
This formula displays “Large Deal” for deals over one million dollars or “Small Deal” for deals under one million dollars.
IF(Sales_Price__c > 1000000,
"Large Deal",
"Small Deal")
For details about using this function, see IF.
Deal Size Small
This formula displays “Small” if the price and quantity are less than one. This field is blank if the asset has a price or quantity greater than one.
IF(AND(Price<1,Quantity<1),"Small",
  null)
For details about using these functions, see IF and AND.
Product Categorization
This formula checks the content of a custom text field named Product_Type and returns “Parts” for any product with the word “part” in it. Otherwise, it returns “Service.” Note that the values are case sensitive, so if a Product_Type field contains the text “Part” or “PART,” this formula returns “Services.”
IF(CONTAINS(Product_Type__c, "part"), "Parts", "Service")
For details about using these functions, see IF and CONTAINS.
Date Calculations
Birthday in Current Year Accounting for Leap Years
This formula returns the date of a person's birthday in the current year, even if the person's birthday is on February 29th in a leap year.

IF(AND(MONTH(Birthdate) = 2, DAY(Birthdate) = 29),
(IF(OR(MOD(YEAR(DATEVALUE(NOW())), 400) = 0, AND(MOD(YEAR(DATEVALUE(NOW())) ,4) = 0, MOD(YEAR(DATEVALUE(NOW())), 100) <> 0)),
DATE(YEAR(DATEVALUE(NOW())), MONTH(Birthdate), DAY(Birthdate)),
DATE(YEAR(DATEVALUE(NOW())), MONTH(Birthdate + 1), 28))),
(DATE(YEAR(DATEVALUE(NOW())), MONTH(Birthdate) , DAY(Birthdate))))

Day of Week (number)
This formula calculates today’s day of the week as a number (0 = Sunday, 1 = Monday, 2 = Tuesday, and so on).
MOD(TODAY() - DATE(1900, 1, 7), 7)
Similarly, this formula substitutes the TODAY() function shown in the previous example with a custom date field called Sign Up Date. It returns the day of the week as a number for that field.
MOD(Sign_Up_Date__c - DATE(1900, 1, 7), 7)
For details about using these functions, see MODTODAY, and DATE.
Day of Week (text)
This formula calculates today’s day of the week and displays it as text. To determine the day of the week for a date field, use the formula below and replace “TODAY()” with that date field.
CASE(
MOD(TODAY() - DATE(1900, 1, 7), 7),
0, "Sunday",
1, "Monday",
2, "Tuesday",
3, "Wednesday",
4, "Thursday",
5, "Friday",
6, "Saturday", "Error")
For details about using these functions, see CASEMODTODAY, and DATE.
Day of Year
This formula calculates today’s numeric day of the year (a number between 1 and 365).
TODAY() – DATE(YEAR(TODAY()), 1, 1) + 1
For details about using these functions, see TODAYDATE, and YEAR.
Days Until End of Month
This formula displays the number of days between a specific date and the end of the month in which the date occurs.
IF(
MONTH(CloseDate)=12,
DATE(YEAR(CloseDate),12,31) - CloseDate,
DATE(YEAR(CloseDate),
MONTH(CloseDate)+1,1) - CloseDate-1)
For details about using these functions, see IFMONTHDATE, and YEAR.
Time of Day
This formula returns the time of day in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), for example: “20:04 PM”).
MID (TEXT (Due_Date_Time__c), 12, 5)
For details about using these functions, see MID and TEXT.
Discounting
Maintenance and Services Discount
This formula field uses two custom currency fields: Maintenance Amount and Services Amount. It displays “Discounted” on an opportunity if its maintenance amount and services amount do not equal the opportunity Amount standard field value. Otherwise, it displays "Full Price."
IF(Maintenance_Amount__c + Services_Amount__c <> Amount,
"Discounted",
"Full Price")
For details about using this function, see IF.
Opportunity Discount Amount
This formula calculates the difference of the opportunity Amount less the Discount Amount. Note that Discount Amount is a custom currency field on opportunities.
Amount
- Discount_Amount__c
For details about using this operator, see - (Subtract).
Opportunity Discount Rounded
Use this formula to calculate the discounted amount of an opportunity rounded off to two digits. This example is a number formula field on opportunities that uses a custom percent field called Discount Percent.
ROUND(Amount-Amount* Discount_Percent__c,2)
For details about using this function, see ROUND.
Opportunity Discount with Approval
This formula adds a “Discount Approved” checkbox to an opportunity. It uses conditional logic to check the value of the approval flag before calculating the commission.
IF(Discount_Approved__c, ROUND(Amount – Amount * DiscountPercent__c, 2), Amount)
For details about using these functions, see IF and ROUND.
Employee Services
Bonus Calculation
This example determines an employee's bonus amount based on the smallest of two amounts: the employee's gross times bonus percent or an equally divided amount of the company's performance amount among all employees. It assumes you have custom number field for Number of Employees, a custom percent field for Bonus Percent, and currency custom fields for the employee's Gross and company's Performance.
MIN(Gross__c * Bonus_Percent__c, ​
  Performance__c / Number_of_Employees__c)
For details about using this function, see MIN.
Employee 401K
This example formula determines which amount to provide in employee 401K matching based on a matching program of half of the employee's contribution or $250, whichever is less. It assumes you have custom currency field forContribution.
MIN(250, Contribution__c /2)
For details about using this function, see MIN.
Hours Worked Per Week
This formula uses a custom tab to enable time tracking of hours worked per day. It uses a formula field to sum the hours per week.
MonHours__c + TuesHours__c + WedsHours__c + ThursHours__c + FriHours__c
For details about using this operator, see + (Add).
Total Pay Amount
This formula determines total pay by calculating regular hours multiplied by a regular pay rate, plus overtime hours multiplied by an overtime pay rate.
Total Pay =
IF(Total_Hours__c <= 40, Total_Hours__c * Hourly_Rate__c,
40 * Hourly_Rate__c +
(Total_Hours__c - 40) * Overtime_Rate__c)
For details about using this function, see IF.
Expense Tracking
Expense Identifier
This formula displays the text “Expense-” followed by trip name and the expense number. This is a text formula field that uses an expense number custom field.
"Expense-"
& Trip_Name__c & "-" & ExpenseNum__c
For details about using this operator, see - (Subtract).
Mileage Calculation
This formula calculates mileage expenses for visiting a customer site at 35 cents a mile.
Miles_Driven__c * 0.35
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Financial Calculations
Compound Interest
This formula calculates the interest, you will have after T years, compounded M times per year.
Principal__c * ( 1 + Rate__c / M ) ^ ( T * M) )
For details about using these operators, see * (Multiply)/ (Divide), and ^ (Exponentiation).
Compound Interest Continuous
This formula calculates the interest that will have accumulated after T years, if continuously compounded.
Principal__c * EXP(Rate__c * T)
For details about using this function, see EXP.
Consultant Cost
This formula calculates the number of consulting days times 1200 given that this formula field is a currency data type and consulting charges a rate of $1200 per day. Note that Consulting Days is a custom field on opportunities.
Consulting_Days__c
* 1200
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Gross Margin
This formula provides a simple calculation of gross margin. In this formula example, Total Sales and Cost of Goods Sold are custom currency fields.
Total_Sales__c - Cost_of_Goods_Sold__c
For details about using this operator, see - (Subtract).
Gross Margin Percent
This formula calculates the gross margin based on a margin percent
Margin_percent__c * Items_Sold__c * Price_item__c
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Payment Due Indicator
This formula returns the date five days after the contract start date whenever Payment Due Date is blank. Payment Due Date is a custom date field on contracts.
(BLANKVALUE(Payment_Due_Date__c, StartDate
+5)
For details about using this function, see BLANKVALUE.
Payment Status
This formula determines if the payment due date is past and the payment status is “UNPAID.” If so, it returns the text “PAYMENT OVERDUE” and if not, it leaves the field blank. This example uses a custom date field called Payment Due Dateand a text custom field called Payment Status on contracts.
IF(
AND(Payment_Due_Date__c < TODAY(),
ISPICKVAL(Payment_Status__c, "UNPAID")),
"PAYMENT OVERDUE",
null )
For details about using these functions, see IFANDTODAY, and ISPICKVAL.
Image Links
Yahoo! Instant Messenger™ Image
This formula displays an image that indicates whether a contact or user is currently logged in to Yahoo! Instant Messenger. Clicking the image launches the Yahoo! Instant Messenger window. This formula uses a custom text field called Yahoo Name to store the contact or user’s Yahoo! ID.
IF(ISBLANK(Yahoo_Name__c),"", HYPERLINK("ymsgr:sendIM?" & Yahoo_Name__c,
IMAGE("http://opi.yahoo.com/online?u=" & Yahoo_Name__c & "&m=g&t=0", " ")))
For details about using these functions, see IFLENHYPERLINK, and IMAGE.
“Skype Me™” Auto Dialer Button
This formula displays an image that looks like a push button. Clicking the button automatically dials the specified phone number.
HYPERLINK("callto://" & "+1" & Phone,
IMAGE("http://goodies.skype.com/graphics/skypeme_btn_small_blue.gif",
"Click to Skype"))
For details about using these functions, see HYPERLINK and IMAGE.
Flags for Case Priority
This formula displays a green, yellow, or red flag image to indicate case priority.
IMAGE(
CASE( Priority,
"Low", "/img/samples/flag_green.gif",
"Medium", "/img/samples/flag_yellow.gif",
"High", "/img/samples/flag_red.gif",
"/s.gif"),
"Priority Flag")
For details about using this function, see IMAGE.
Color Squares for Case Age
This formula displays a 30 x 30 pixel image of a red, yellow, or green, depending on the value of a Case Age custom text field.
IF( Case_Age__c > 20,
IMAGE("/img/samples/color_red.gif", "red", 30, 30),
IF( Case_Age__c > 10,
IMAGE("/img/samples/color_yellow.gif", "yellow", 30, 30),
IMAGE("/img/samples/color_green.gif", "green", 30, 30),
))
For details about using these functions, see IF and IMAGE.
Traffic Lights for Status
This formula displays a green, yellow, or red traffic light images to indicate status, using a custom picklist field called Project Status. Use this formula in list views and reports to create a “Status Summary” dashboard view.
IMAGE(
CASE(Project_Status__c,
"Green", "/img/samples/light_green.gif",
"Yellow", "/img/samples/light_yellow.gif",
"Red", "/img/samples/light_red.gif",
"/s.gif"),
"status color")
For details about using these functions, see IMAGE and CASE.
Stars for Ratings
This formula displays a set of one to five stars to indicate a rating or score.
IMAGE(
CASE(Rating__c,
"1", "/img/samples/stars_100.gif",
"2", "/img/samples/stars_200.gif",
"3", "/img/samples/stars_300.gif",
"4", "/img/samples/stars_400.gif",
"5", "/img/samples/stars_500.gif",
"/img/samples/stars_000.gif"),
"rating")

For details about using these functions, see IMAGE and CASE.
Consumer Reports™-Style Colored Circles for Ratings
This formula displays a colored circle to indicate a rating on a scale of one to five, where solid red is one, half red is two, black outline is three, half black is four, and solid black is five.
IMAGE(
CASE(Rating__c,
"1", "/img/samples/rating1.gif",
"2", "/img/samples/rating2.gif",
"3", "/img/samples/rating3.gif",
"4", "/img/samples/rating4.gif",
"5", "/img/samples/rating5.gif",
"/s.gif"),
"rating") 
For details about using these functions, see IMAGE and CASE.
Horizontal Bars to Indicate Scoring
This formula displays a horizontal color bar (green on a white background) of a length that is proportional to a numeric score. In this example, the maximum length of the bar is 200 pixels.
IMAGE("/img/samples/color_green.gif", "green", 15, Industry_Score__c * 2) &
IMAGE("/s.gif", "white", 15,
200 - (Industry_Score__c * 2))
For details about using this function, see IMAGE.
Integration Links
Application API Link
This formula creates a link to an application outside Salesforce, passing the parameters so that it can connect to Salesforce via the Web services API and create the necessary event.
HYPERLINK ("https://www.myintegration.com?sId=" & GETSESSIONID() & "?&rowID=" & Name & "action=CreateTask","Create a Meeting Request")
For details about using these functions, see HYPERLINK and GETSESSIONID.
Shipment Tracking Integration
This formula creates a link to FedEx, UPS, or DHL shipment tracking websites, depending on the value of a Shipping Method custom picklist field. Note that the parameters shown in this example for FedEx, UPS, and DHL websites are illustrative and do not represent the correct parameters for all situations.
CASE(Shipping_Method__c,
"Fedex",
HYPERLINK("http://www.fedex.com/Tracking?ascend_header=1&clienttype
=dotcom&cntry_code=us&language=english&tracknumbers= "& tracking_id__c,"Track"),
"UPS",
HYPERLINK("http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/processInputRequest?HTMLVersion
=5.0&sort_by=status&loc=en_US&InquiryNumber1= "& tracking_id__c & "&track.x=32&track.y=7", "Track") ,
"DHL",
HYPERLINK("http://track.dhl-usa.com/TrackByNbr.asp?ShipmentNumber=" & tracking_id__c,"Track"), "")

For details about using these functions, see CASE and HYPERLINK.
Skype Auto Dialer Integration
This formula creates a linkable phone number field that automatically dials the phone number via the Skype VOIP phone application. It requires installation of the Skype application (a third-party product not provided by salesforce.com) on your desktop.
HYPERLINK("callto://+" & Country_Code__c & Phone_Unformatted__c, Phone)
For details about using this function, see HYPERLINK.
Lead Management
Lead Aging (for open leads)
This formula checks to see if a lead is open and if so, calculates the number of days it has been open by subtracting the date and time created from the current date and time. The result is the number of days open rounded to zero decimal places. If the lead is not open, this field is blank.
IF(ISPICKVAL(Status,
"Open"), ROUND(NOW()-CreatedDate, 0), null)
For details about using these functions, see IFISPICKVALROUND, and NOW.
Lead Data Completeness
This formula calculates the percent of certain lead fields that your sales personnel enter. The formula field checks the values of two custom number fields: Phone and Email. If the fields are empty, the formula returns the value “0.” The formula returns a value of “1” for each field that contains a value and multiplies this total by fifty to give you the percentage of fields that contain data.
(IF(Phone = "", 0, 1) + IF(Email = "", 0, 1) ) * 50
For details about using this function, see IF.
Lead Numbering
This formula returns a number value for the text value in the auto-number field Lead Number. This can be useful if you want to use the Lead Number field in a calculation, such as round-robin or other routing purposes. Note that auto-number fields are text fields and must be converted to a number for numeric calculations.
VALUE(Lead_Number__c)
For details about using this function, see VALUE.
Round Robin Assignment of Cases or Leads
The following formula example for leads assumes you have three lead queues and you want to assign an equal number of incoming leads to each queue. You can also assign cases using a similar formula.
MOD(VALUE(Lead_Number__c),
3)
Metrics
Temperature Conversion
This formula converts Celsius degrees to Fahrenheit.
1.8 * degrees_celsius__c + 32
For details about using these operators, see * (Multiply) and + (Add).
Unit of Measure Conversion
This formula converts kilometers to miles.
Miles__c/.621371192
For details about using this operator, see / (Divide).
Opportunity Management
Days Left to Close
This formula returns the expected number of days left to the close date of an opportunity.
Expected_close_date__c -TODAY()

For details about using this function, see TODAY.
Display Close Month for Reporting Purposes
This formula returns the month in text for the close date of an opportunity. Use this example when building a custom report that groups opportunities by the month of the Close Date.
CASE(
MONTH(CloseDate),
1, "January",
2, "February",
3, "March",
4, "April",
5, "May",
6, "June",
7, "July",
8, "August",
9, "September",
10, "October",
11, "November",
12, "December",
"Invalid month")
For details about using these functions, see CASE and MONTH.
Expected Product Revenue
This formula calculates total revenue from multiple products, each with a different probability of closing.
ProductA_probability__c * ProductA_revenue__c + ProductB_probability__c * ProductB_revenue__c
For details about using these operators, see * (Multiply) and + (Add).
Maintenance Calculation
This formula calculates maintenance fees as 20% of license fees per year. Maintenance Years is a custom field on opportunities.
Amount * Maint_Years__c * 0.2
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Monthly Subscription-Based Calculated Amounts
This formula calculates an opportunity amount based on a monthly subscription rate multiplied by the subscription period.
Monthly_Amount__c * Subscription_Months__c
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Monthly Value
This formula divides total yearly value by 12 months.
Total_value__c / 12
For details about using this operator, see / (Divide).
Opportunity Additional Costs
This formula calculates the sum of the opportunity Amount, maintenance amount, and services fees. Note that Maint amount and Service Fees are custom currency fields on opportunities.
Amount
+ Maint_Amount__c + Services_Amount__c
For details about using this operator, see + (Add).
Opportunity Categorization
This formula uses conditional logic to populate an Opportunity category text field, based on the value of the Amount standard field. Opportunities with amounts less than $1500 are “Category 1,” those between $1500 and $10000 are “Category 2,” and the rest are “Category 3.” This example uses nested IF statements.
IF(Amount < 1500, "Category 1", IF(Amount > 10000, "Category 3", "Category 2"))
For details about using this function, see IF.
Opportunity Data Completeness
This formula takes a group of opportunity fields and calculates what percent of them are being used by your sales personnel. This formula field checks five fields to see if they are blank. If so, a zero is counted for that field. A “1” is counted for any field that contains a value and this total is divided by five (the number of fields evaluated). Note that this formula requires you select the Treat blank fields as blanks option under Blank Field Handling while the Advanced Formula subtab is showing.
(IF(ISBLANK(Maint_Amount__c), 0, 1) + ​
 IF(ISBLANK(Services_Amount__c), 0,1) + ​
  IF(ISBLANK(Discount_Percent__c), 0, 1) + ​
   IF(ISBLANK(Amount), 0, 1) +​
    IF(ISBLANK(Timeline__c), 0, 1)) / 5
For details about using this function, see ISBLANK.
Opportunity Expected License Revenue
This formula calculates expected revenue for licenses based on probability of closing.
Expected_rev_licenses__c * Probability
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Opportunity Reminder Date
This formula creates reminder date based on seven days before the close date of an opportunity. Use this formula field in a workflow rule to create an event for the appropriate user to take action.
Reminder Date = CloseDate - 7
For details about using these operators, see = and == (Equal) and - (Subtract).
Opportunity Revenue Text Display
This formula returns the expected revenue amount of an opportunity in text format without a dollar sign. For example, if the Expected Revenue of a campaign is “$200,000,” this formula field displays “200000.”
TEXT(ExpectedRevenue)
For details about using this function, see TEXT.
Opportunity Split Credit for Sales Representatives
This formula splits opportunity amount between multiple sales representatives. The total reps custom field indicates the total number of representatives on the deal.
Amount / total_reps__c
For details about using this operator, see / (Divide).
Opportunity Total Deal Size
This formula calculates the sum of maintenance and services amounts.
Amount + Maint_Amount__c + Services_Amount__c
For details about using this operator, see + (Add).
Opportunity Total Price Based on Units
This formula generates proposal pricing based on unit price and total volume.
Unit_price__c * Volume__c * 20
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Professional Services Calculation
This formula estimates professional service fees at an average loaded rate of $1200 per day. Consulting Days is a custom field on opportunities.
Consulting_Days__c * 1200
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Stage-Based Sales Document Selection
This formula Identifies a relevant document in the Documents tab based on opportunity Stage. Use document IDs in the form of “00l30000000j7AO.”
CASE(StageName,
"Prospecting", "Insert 1st Document ID",
"Qualification", "Insert 2nd Document ID",
"Needs Analysis", "Insert 3rd Document ID",
"Value Proposition", …
)
)
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Sales Coach
This formula creates a hyperlink that opens a stage-specific document stored in the Documents tab. It uses the previously defined custom formula field that identifies a document based on opportunity Stage. See Stage-Based Sales Document Selection.
HYPERLINK("/servlet/servlet.FileDownload?file=" & Relevant_Document__c, "View Document in New Window")
For details about using this function, see HYPERLINK.
Shipping Cost by Weight
This formula calculates postal charges based on weight.
package_weight__c * cost_lb__c
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Shipping Cost Percentage
This formula calculates shipping cost as a fraction of total amount.
Ship_cost__c / total_amount__c
For details about using this operator, see / (Divide).
Tiered Commission Rates
This formula calculates the 2% commission amount of an opportunity that has a probability of 100%. All other opportunities will have a commission value of zero.
IF(Probability = 1,
ROUND(Amount * 0.02, 2),
0)
For details about using these functions, see IF and ROUND.
Total Contract Value from Recurring and Non-Recurring Revenue
This formula calculates both recurring and non-recurring revenue streams over the lifetime of a contract.
Non_Recurring_Revenue__c + Contract_Length_Months__c * Recurring_Revenue__c 
For details about using these operators, see + (Add) and * (Multiply).
Pricing
Total Amount
This formula calculates a total amount based on unit pricing and total units.
Unit_price__c * Total_units__c
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
User Pricing
This formula calculates a price per user license.
Total_license_rev__c / Number_user_licenses__c
For details about using this operator, see / (Divide).
Project Management
Calculate Intermediate Milestone from End Date
This formula calculates intermediate milestone dates by subtracting days from the end date (for projects that are planned based on end date).
Release_Date__c - 7 * Phase_duration_in_weeks__c
For details about using this operator, see * (Multiply).
Scoring Calculations
Lead Scoring
This formula scores leads, providing a higher score for phone calls than website requests.
CASE(LeadSource, "Phone", 2, "Web", 1, 0)
Here's a formula that scores a lead based on his or her rating:
CASE(1, IF(ISPICKVAL​(Rating, "Hot"),​ 1, 0), 3,​​ IF(ISPICKVAL​(Rating, "Warm"),​ 1, 0), 2, IF(ISPICKVAL​(Rating, "Cold"),​ 1, 0), 1))
For details about using this function, see CASE.
Customer Success Scoring
This formula uses a simple scoring algorithm to rank customers a high score for positive survey results in Salesforce.
Survey_Question_1__c * 5 + Survey_Question_2__c *2
For details about using these operators, see* (Multiply) and + (Add).






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