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Meaningful Error Messages #24

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Having just managed to discover the cause of a particular error message, I thought I’d share the solution with the community.

Once in while you come across error messages that point you in absolutely no direction at all. Most recently I’ve been receiving ‘Failed validation: ApexPage‘. Thinking that I might get something more meaningful from the in-browser IDE I dumped my code there and got this little gem

Error Error: common.request.servlet.PageDispatcher$Hack404
Error Error: null
Considering that I was working with a several hundred line file, this made me less than happy. At times like these I whip out that old faithful tool of developer’s everywhere, the binary search algorithm. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Wes

July 14, 2009 at 11:51 am

Salesforce, Bugs & You

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Bugs. Bleh. As far as I know Salesforce doesn’t maintain a list of ‘Known Issues’ and sadly this can mean hours poring over code, trying to find where you went wrong, and eventually finding that it wasn’t your code at all. Of course it wasn’t, because you are perfect. Go on give yourself a hug.

To this end I’ll post bugs as I find them and if you feel like contributing, mail me a few of your own. Some buggy areas are quite obscure, so I’ll start with a common one, the infamous ‘Null Param passed by a CommandButton’. Dun dun duh. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Wes

June 12, 2009 at 4:54 pm

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