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Mechanism for facilitating user-controlled management of webpage elements for dynamic customization of information

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9572614
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for facilitating user-controlled management of webpage elements for dynamic customization of relevant information. In one embodiment and by way of example, a method includes receiving, in real-time, a request for performing one or more tasks relating to dynamic customization of webpage elements relating to a webpage package. The request may be received at a first computing device over a network. The method may…

System and method for dynamically debugging data in a multi-tenant database environment

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9575871
Methods and systems are provided for debugging application code in an on demand environment. The method includes executing the code on a server in the on demand environment; identifying a first location within the code having a suspected error; defining a first check point within the code corresponding to the first location; subsequently re-executing the code, including the first check point, on the server; creating a memory dump corresponding the first check point during re-execution of…

Online chats without displaying confidential information

Granted: February 21, 2017
Patent Number: 9577835
Systems and methods are provided for online chats without displaying confidential information. A system sends, from a first online chat participant, an information request to a second online chat participant. The system receives, from the second online chat participant, a response based on the information request. The system notifies the first online chat participant of receiving the response from the second online chat participant without displaying confidential information of the…

Methods and systems for generating a dynamic workflow in a multi-tenant database environment

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569238
Techniques and systems for modifying a virtual machine functionality. Archive files each including at least a class files are received. The archive files are stored within the virtual machine. The virtual machine runs on a host system and neither the virtual machine nor the host system are restarted in response to the receiving or storing of the archive files. Files of the host system are scanned to find class files that are not included in a class path for the virtual machine. The class…

Following data records in an information feed

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569478
Disclosed are some examples of systems, apparatus, methods, and computer program products related to automatically causing a following relationship to be established in an enterprise social networking system between a user and one or more customer relationship management (CRM) records. In some implementations, a workflow is configurable at least in part by one or more selections defining one or more conditions. Responsive to determining that one or more properties associated with a first…

Optimizing result presentation of a database operation

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569509
Techniques for optimizing result presentation for a database query. A database query is received. The database query is performed with a clause indicating one or more offset values to be used in displaying results from the database query. The one or more offset values indicate a subset within the results from the database query to be presented. An order is imposed on the results from the database query. The subset is presented as determined by the one or more offset values.

Dynamic data management

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569511
An interface for users to gain access and manipulate unstructured data is provided. In response to receiving a user query associated with a first database format, a system can request unstructured data associated with a second database format from a second database. The unstructured data can include a set of data groups where each data group has a set of values. Each value can be associated with a different tag. To generate a structured database, some embodiments can determine the number…

Computer implemented methods and apparatus for composing and batch publishing feed items in a feed-based interaction context

Granted: February 14, 2017
Patent Number: 9569060
Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media for composing and batch publishing feed items in a user interface in a feed-based interaction context. In some implementations, a computing device provides a first prompt for display in a first user interface component, which is configured to display unpublished feed items. The computing device receives, at the first prompt, first feed item data for a first feed item. Responsive to a request to compose a…

Method and system for document integration

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563680
A method for integrating a document from a first document repository to another document repository in a cloud computing environment is disclosed. The method embodiment includes receiving by a server a configuration setup file including information identifying a source document repository, a destination document repository located in a cloud computing environment, and at least one web portal. When an indication to upload a document from the source document repository to the destination…

Computer implemented methods and apparatus for providing internal custom feed items

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9563712
Disclosed are systems, apparatus, and methods for presenting feed items in an information feed. In various implementations, a first result object is received, where the first result object is a data structure including a result of a feed query, where the result of the feed query includes at least one feed item to be included in the information feed, and where the at least one feed item has a first presentation. In various implementations, at least one custom object associated with the at…

Managing access to an on-demand service

Granted: February 7, 2017
Patent Number: 9565182
Provided are mechanisms and methods for managing a risk of access to an on-demand service as a condition of permitting access to the on-demand service. These mechanisms and methods for providing such management can enable embodiments to help prohibit an unauthorized user from accessing an account of an authorized user when the authorized user inadvertently loses login information. The ability of embodiments to provide such management may lead to an improved security feature for accessing…

Truncating data associated with objects in a multi-tenant database

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9558218
An exemplary embodiment of a multi-tenant database system is provided. The system includes a multi-tenant database, an entity definition table, and a data processing engine. The database has database objects for multiple tenants, including an existing object for a designated tenant. Each entry in the existing object has a respective entity identifier. The definition table has metadata entries for the database objects, including a metadata entry for the existing object. This metadata…

Computer implemented methods and apparatus for identifying topical influence in an online social network

Granted: January 31, 2017
Patent Number: 9558277
Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer-readable storage media for identifying topical influence in an online social network. In some implementations, an entity associated with a feed item is identified. A topic associated with the entity or with the feed item is also identified. The entity can be determined to be a topical influencer regarding the topic in the online social network based on one or more factors, such as a factor indicating dissemination of information…

Spam flood detection methodologies

Granted: January 24, 2017
Patent Number: 9553783
A computer-implemented method analyzes a website to determine whether the website represents a potential source of spam, and, in response to the analyzing, flags content of the website as spam content. The determination can be made by computing a total number of content items associated with the website, calculating a publication frequency of the content items, and determining whether the website in its entirety represents spam content based on the total number and the publication…

Security descriptors for record access queries

Granted: January 17, 2017
Patent Number: 9547689
Embodiments regard security descriptors for record access queries. An embodiment of a method includes: receiving a record access query, the query regarding records for a certain one or more users, groups, or both at a certain access level; searching one or more sharing tables of entities in a computing environment for security descriptors, each security descriptor being associated with a set of one or more users, groups, or both having access to one or more records of a set of records at…

System, method and computer program product for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542372
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator. These mechanisms and methods for performing one or more actions utilizing a uniform resource locator can enable improved overall URL usage, more efficient search engine URL results, improved URL comprehension by users, etc.

Systems and methods for real-time de-duplication

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542428
Disclosed are systems, apparatus, and methods for identifying and processing duplicative records in one or more database systems. In various implementations, a first data object may be created and stored in a first database system, where the first data object includes a plurality of data fields capable of storing a plurality of data values. A trigger function may be executed in response to creating the first data object, where the trigger function causes one or more servers to determine…

Facilitating collaboration on a record among a group of users of a feed-based enterprise network

Granted: January 10, 2017
Patent Number: 9542472
Disclosed are some examples of systems, methods and storage media for associating a group of users to a record and facilitating collaboration on the record by the users via a group feed of an enterprise network. In some implementations, a system includes first data associating each of a plurality of group identifiers to one or more record identifiers, and second data associating each of a plurality of feed item identifiers to a respective group identifier or record identifier. In one…