Sandbox In Salesforce


Salesforce.com, Inc. is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management (CRM) service and also provides a complementary suite of enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.

Salesforce is a Customer Relationship Management(CRM) platform that uses cloud technology to bring companies and customers together. It helps businesses to manage their customer’s data, track their activities efficiently. It supports powerful, connected products for improving your marketing, sales, commerce, service, IT, and more. Salesforce CRM does not need any technical knowledge to set up and manage the same.

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A sandbox is a copy of the production environment/ organization and it is used for the purpose of testing and development. It’s very useful because sandboxes are completely isolated from your Salesforce production organization, so it allows you to test out new ideas on the duplicate database without disturbing the original production environment.

Developer sandbox:

It is a copy of the production organization, it copies all the information of an application and configuration to the sandbox. It is mainly used for the development and testing task in an isolated environment.
This type of sandboxes has limitations of up to 200MB of test or sample data.

Developer pro sandbox:

It copies all of your organization’s reports, dashboards, apps, price books, products, and customizations under setup. But it excludes all of your organization’s custom and standard object records, attachments, and documents.

Partial data sandbox:

A partial data sandbox is a developer sandbox plus the data you define in a sandbox template, which is intended to be used only as a testing environment. It includes the reports, dashboards, price books, applications, products, and customizations under the setup (including all of your metadata).

Full sandbox:

It is a replica of production including custom and standard object records, attachments, and documents and is used only as a testing environment.
You can refresh full copy sandboxes every 29 days.