Today, we will look at how to check Salesforce edition. There may be a number of reasons why you need to know your version. The primary reason is that with many procedures in Salesforce we have discussed in previous tutorials, various versions of Salesforce do not support certain things, or may affect the way in which steps are conducted.
How to Check Salesforce Edition
They may also change which permissions are needed, or lock or unlock some permissions from one version to the next as well. When developing in Visualforce or Apex to create classes and triggers, the procedures may also vary somewhat from one version to the next, and the same goes for using external API packs such as the translator and other similar things.
As a result, this is a somewhat crucial thing to know when doing advanced work in Salesforce, especially for mass mailing, custom forms and custom objects, which can vary wildly between versions in capability and complexity.
This is probably the easiest thing to do in Salesforce, as all it requires is to read part of the browser head which will list the version as part of the page title. It can be a little different from one browser to the next, but the concept is the same for them all.
Steps By Browser
For Internet Explorer, simply click the tab for the Salesforce page, and read the main window caption.
For Firefox, click the tab and hover the mouse cursor over it until a pop up caption spells it out, if the tab is too narrow to read it directly.
For Google Chrome, if the tab is too narrow, click and drag the tab to create a new window for the page. The tab will then be fully legible. In the event it isn’t, simply hover the cursor over the tab for about three seconds, and it will appear in a similar style to Firefox.
There are other browsers, but they all mimic one of these designs, so simply try them until one meshes if using a browser not mentioned here. In less than one step, you have learned how to check Salesforce edition.