Basic Salesforce Development Interview Questions -2

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 1. DML has partial behavior or complete execution behavior?

Either all success or no success.

2. Can we use records of multiple objects in one UPSERT command?

No, we cannot.

3. What is multi-tenant architecture?

Whenever any platform shares resources with all customers, then this system is called multi-tenant architecture (MTA). Similar is the case with Salesforce Application.

4. ALL ROWS query will give non-deleted records or deleted records or both?


Note: That is why the name “ALL ROWS”

5. What are the differences between SOQL and SOSL?

SOQL(Salesforce Object Query Language)

  • Using SOQL the user can make queries only on 1 object at a time.
  • The user can query fields of any data type.
  • The user can perform DML operations on query results.
  • Return type: List

SOSL(Salesforce object Search Language)

  • Using SOSL the user can make queries on many objects at an instance.
  • We can query only on fields having type Name, phone, or Email.
  • The user cannot perform DML operations on the search results.
  • Return type: List of list

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6. Why do we need 2 query languages in Salesforce?

SOQL is for “fetching” records based on some parameters/conditions.


get the records from the database where the country of customer = India

Here, Query has some conditions. We will not do any random table searches. Everything has to be clearly mentioned.

SOSL = for “searching” some information in the database.


If the user would like to write a code so that he/she can see records where the word “Andrew” is used in the database. (has no connection to any criteria like the above)

Search queries will have a “text” to search.

 7. What are the variations in Count ()?

  1. Count()
  2. Count(Field’s API Name)
  3. Count_Distinct(Field’s API Name)


Count will display the result of all records while Count Distinct will display only distinct count. For example, a table has 5 records namely a,a,b,b,c then Count results in 5 while Count distinct results in 3.

8. What are Wild Characters / LIKE keywords and when are they used?

When we want to make a query on something which is not an exact value, like Name : “Andrew”, Tech : “Salesforce” etc., (these are exact values), and we only know the approx. format of it, in this case we can use the Wild characters.

This helps to find those records matching the xyz pattern.


We do not know that it’s “Salesforce” but we know it starts with “Sal” or ends with “ce”.

9. What are aggregate functions in SF?



SELECT MAX(Andy__Experience__c) FROM

Object __Name __c

10. Which function do we use to load data from .CSV and do testing?


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Satish is a certified Project Management Professional and Salesforce Admin. He is working as a Business Analyst and has immense interest in Product configuration, Automation, and Project delivery. You can connect with him on LinkedIn and Trailhead.

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