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raji devi 1raji devi 1 

Difference between managed and managed packages

Hi All,
1. I would like to know the difference bwt managed and unmanaged packages ?
2. what i know in  unmanaged packages, we can use only the features (objects , classes, triggers etc) but we cannt perform custamization.But i need to create reports on visualforce tabs in unmanaged package, can we do that?
Please give me help or links
Thanks in Advance

Thanks,
Raji

 
Dutta SouravDutta Sourav
Hi Raji,

Unmanaged packages are typically used to distribute open-source projects or application templates to provide developers with the basic building blocks for an application , whereas  Managed packages are typically used by salesforce.com partners to distribute and sell applications to customers.

Main thing which differentiate Managed and Unmanaged is , Managed version can be upgraded but  the Unmanaged version you can customize however you like, but it can't be upgraded (if a new version were released, you would need to uninstall and reinstall, which can be difficult once you have data). That is the reason , unmanaged package is only used to share the meta data.

Check this link:
https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewHelpDoc?id=sharing_apps.htm&language=en

Best Regards,
Sourav.
raji devi 1raji devi 1
Hi Sourav,
Thanks alot it is very useful.
can we create  reports on visualforce tabs  in unmanaged packages?
Best Regards,
Raji
Dutta SouravDutta Sourav
Hi Raji,

What do you mean by "reports on visualforce tabs"?
Can you please explain more?

To create VF Tabs, there should be some Visualforce Page to display on this Tab.
Yes, You can use VF Pages from Unmanaged Package.

Kind Regards,
Sourav.