One of the more interesting challenges in Salesforce has to do with updating related records. For example: If you change the owner of an account, you might want to change the owner of all contacts for the account, and then maybe change the related tasks for those contacts and so on.

While there is some support some some situations (such as changing a single account owner using the UI), the general problem of doing so in bulk is actually quite challenging, as the number of related records that need to be updated can be huge.

If you’re interested in digging deeper into this subject, check out my new course on Pluralsight – “Play by Play: Managing Data in Salesforce using Apex“.

Play by play courses are a bit different than most. Instead of watching me present a screen cast, you’ll watch a video where I sit down with Don Robins and build out a solution in real-time. You get to see the entire development process, including the creation and resolution of bugs along the way. You’ll watch as I implement several different approaches, including some common ones that have hidden flaws that might not appear until long after they are “successfully” deployed.

As always, you can easily sign up for a free Pluralsight trail to watch the course if you aren’t currently a subscriber.

Watch Updating Related Records in Apex on Pluralsight