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patflapatfla 

Don't see Sandbox in the free, developer version

I'm a programmer checking out salesforce.

I'm a programmer checking out salesforce.

 

 

I've done tutorials #s 1-4 in the force.com workbook.  Prior to #5 the documentation says you need to create a sandbox and continue the tutorials there.  The documentation says you should find Sandbox under Setup | Data Management.

I'm a programmer checking out salesforce.

 

 

I've done tutorials #s 1-4 in the force.com workbook.  Prior to #5 the documentation says you need to create a sandbox and continue the tutorials there.  The documentation says you should find Sandbox under Setup | Data Management.

 

No Sandbox in that location with my free, developer version - nor anywhere else that I've looked?

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Jon Mountjoy_Jon Mountjoy_

I'm going to guess that you're actually using a free Developer Edition environment.  Something you got here:

http://developer.force.com/join

 

The Developer Edition (DE) environment doesn't have a sandbox.  You can change stuff directly in the environment.  If this is what you've got, continue using it.  The workbook works just fine in the DE environment.

 

 [EDIT: There is no Force.com Free Edition any longer (edit on 13/14/2012)]

 

If you want to play with the Force.com Free Edition (FFE) - check it out here: https://www.salesforce.com/form/signup/freeforce-platform.jsp

FFE does have a sandbox.  As I say above, you can simply continue using the DE instead if you like. 

 

Jon

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patflapatfla

Hmm that's annoying.  I've posted twice to the developerforce forums and each time portions of my post get doubled-up.

 

Or rather that's what happened in Firefox 4 beta 7; I've switched now to IE 8 and to judge by Preview the problem may have gone away.

Jon Mountjoy_Jon Mountjoy_

I'm going to guess that you're actually using a free Developer Edition environment.  Something you got here:

http://developer.force.com/join

 

The Developer Edition (DE) environment doesn't have a sandbox.  You can change stuff directly in the environment.  If this is what you've got, continue using it.  The workbook works just fine in the DE environment.

 

 [EDIT: There is no Force.com Free Edition any longer (edit on 13/14/2012)]

 

If you want to play with the Force.com Free Edition (FFE) - check it out here: https://www.salesforce.com/form/signup/freeforce-platform.jsp

FFE does have a sandbox.  As I say above, you can simply continue using the DE instead if you like. 

 

Jon

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patflapatfla

Yes I think you're right Jon - that I'm using the developer edition.  I believe I recognize the 'join' URL you show and for that matter the top of this developerforce page shows 'DE login'.

 

So I'll simply proceed with the tutorials without a Sandbox.