How to Update Field Permissions for Multiple Objects and Permission sets?

Update Field Permissions for Multiple Objects for Multiple Permission sets


For any Salesforce Admin or developer, if there is a requirement to perform below actions for single or multiple objects for multiple permission sets:

  • Update Field Permissions (in XLS)

– For a developer, managing field permissions actions for single or multiple objects in Salesforce is a tedious and time taking job. User would have to open each field permission set one by one for an object using Salesforce Standard process.  These type of work requests would take much more effort and time, but with our Salesforce Appexchange Bulk Object Field Creator (BOFC) App user can (Compare or Export or Update) Field Permissions for Multiple Objects and for multiple Permission Sets within same Salesforce org in few clicks.

Benefits of using BOFC Application to Update Field Permissions :

  1. Works for any kind of object (Standard or Custom)
  2. User can Update Field permissions for single or multiple objects in single click
  3. Simple drag & drop UI
Sample Export Results for Field Permissions
Sample Export Results for Field Permissions

To avail this feature, kindly make sure you have installed the latest version of the application. You can upgrade your package using either of two ways:

  1. In Salesforce, go to “BOFC Home > Settings > App Version > Click to Upgrade” — or —
  2. Refer the below button to quickly upgrade your package to the latest version and explore its complete benefits:

Few Simple Steps to Update Field Permissions actions:

1) Open the BOFC Home >Goto Field Permissions Section

Field Permissions Section

2) It will open below screen for Field Permissions

Field Permissions

3) Once Permission Set is selected, it will show below screen:

Permission Set

4.Once update is selected, it will show below screen:

Click to Initiate Export (as xls)

Please select single or multiple objects, and select single or multiple permission sets. Once done then click on “Click to Initiate Export (as xls)” button.

5) Please don’t refresh your page, until status is changed to “Completed”.

Update Field Permissions actions

Once it is completed, it will show below screen

Click on Download link for field Permission

Click on Download link as per above image and your file for field permissions is ready for download for multiple objects.

6) So we are done till Step 5. Now only update part is left. User can open the file which is exported in last step.

Sample Export Results for Field Permissions
Export Results for Field Permissions

Few pointers to note down:

    1. Each Object has its own tab in same excel sheet
    2. Each Profile has two columns. One for Edit and One for Read
    3. GREEN colour represents TRUE and ORANGE colour represents FALSE

User can modify the field permissions in the same file and can save it.

7. Now Upload your updated file on BOFC Field Permission page as highlighted in STEP 5

BOFC Field Permission page

On upload, it will show below screen, Now select your field row (single or multiple) and click “Update Field Permissions”.

Update Field Permissions


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