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Generating identifiers for user interface elements of a web page of a web application

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753703
Disclosed are database systems, methods, and computer program products for generating identifiers for user interface elements of a web page of a web application. In some implementations, a server of a database system analyzes a copy of source code for a first web page. The first web page may comprise user interface elements capable of being generated from the source code. The server identifies one or more of the user interface elements of the first web page as not having a unique…

Adding directives for versions of source files directly into source code

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753706
A version of the source file is created that includes source code from a source file, and at least a portion of a client-side scripting language file (CSSLF) for generating at least a portion of markup language for a web page to be served to a client device using a webserver. A processor associates metadata with a preprocessed directive (PPD) and a version of the source file (VSF). The metadata can include at least the portion of the CSSLF. The webserver can then retrieve, from a…

Extracting a portion of a document, such as a web page

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753926
A facility for extracting visual contents of a page is described. The facility renders a page including visual contents, the rendered page including an extraction control. In response to user input activating the extraction control, the facility (1) selects a proper subset of the visual contents of the page that are specified by a publisher on the page for extraction using the extraction control, and (2) transmits a representation of the selected subset of visual contents for storage…

Systems, methods, and apparatuses for populating a table having null values using a predictive query interface

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9753962
Disclosed herein are systems and methods for populating a table having null values using a predictive query interface including means for receiving a tabular dataset from a user as input, the tabular dataset having data values organized as columns and rows; identifying a plurality of null values within the tabular dataset, the null values being dispersed across multiple rows and multiple columns of the tabular dataset; generating indices from the tabular dataset of columns and rows, the…

System, method and computer program product for serving an application from a custom subdomain

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9755916
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for serving an application from a custom subdomain. These mechanisms and methods for serving an application from a custom subdomain can enable improved data security, enhanced system performance, optimized resource utilization, etc.

Document rendering service

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756039
Disclosed are some examples of systems, methods and storage media for generating a platform-independent document. In some implementations, a system is capable of receiving a request to generate a platform-independent document, the request including markup language content. The system is further capable of providing the markup language content to a rendering engine. The system is further capable of intercepting resource requests communicated from the rendering engine. The system is…

Systems and methods for optimizing web page load time

Granted: September 5, 2017
Patent Number: 9756110
The technology disclosed relates to systems and methods for using deduplication when rendering complex web pages with multiple iFrames, to improve performance and reduce memory requirements. We refer to the technology disclosed as “server-side rework” of interface web pages with multiple iFrames by post processing. Custom interface web pages with multiple iFrames can use the disclosed server-side rework to post-process complex interface web pages for improved performance and reduced…

Systems and methods for implementing multi-application tabs and tab sets

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747006
A sharing model enables users to easily and conveniently create and share standard and custom database objects, and applications, among users or groups of users. The sharing model includes systems and methods that allow users to conveniently create and customize tabs and tab sets that define relationships between custom objects and fields, standard objects and fields, and applications. A tab visually represents a user interface into an element of an application or into a database object.…

Systems and methods for providing access to external content objects

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9747388
Disclosed are methods, apparatus, systems, and computer readable storage media for providing access in an on-demand database service to a content object stored in an external content management data source. Information data identifying a content object stored in an external content management data source can be received and communicated through one or more middleware components. The one or more middleware components can serve as a content hub to establish access with the content object…

Intelligent automated messaging for computer-implemented devices

Granted: August 29, 2017
Patent Number: 9749267
Various computer-implemented systems and methods are provided here for purposes of intelligent predictive messaging. An exemplary system can be operated to obtain message context data associated with a messaging session, process the message context data to obtain suggested message content for the messaging session, and automatically populate a message field of a user device with at least some of the suggested message content. The system may proceed by sending a message from the user…

Systems and methods for implementing multi-application tabs and tab sets

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740374
A sharing model enables users to easily and conveniently create and share standard and custom database objects, and applications, among users or groups of users. The sharing model includes systems and methods that allow users to conveniently create and customize tabs and tab sets that define relationships between custom objects and fields, standard objects and fields, and applications. A tab visually represents a user interface into an element of an application or into a database object.…

Systems and methods for exporting, publishing, browsing and installing on-demand applications in a multi-tenant database environment

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740466
A computer implemented method of developing computer applications, the method comprising providing to multiple users access, over a network, to information on a data center, with a subgroup of the users having access to a sub-portion of the information that is different from the sub-portion accessible by the remaining tenants of the subgroup; and communicating with the data center over the network employing a computer system associated with a user of the sub-group to establish…

Matching objects using keys based on match rules

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740743
Matching objects using keys based on match rules is described. A system generates a match rule key based on a match rule, wherein the match rule specifies whether two objects match. The system creates candidate keys by applying the match rule key to data objects. The system creates a probe key by applying the match rule key to a probe object. The system determines whether the probe key matches a candidate key. The system determines whether the probe object matches a candidate object…

System and method for initializing tokens in a dictionary encryption scheme

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9740871
Computer systems and applications are provided for encrypting data that preserves the ability to process the encrypted data. The method includes receiving data in unencrypted form. The method further includes encrypting the data in accordance with an encryption dictionary generated by arranging the plurality of plaintext symbols in lexicographical order; defining a first subset comprising a first plurality of the lexicographically arranged symbols; defining a second subset comprising a…

Method and system for on-demand communities

Granted: August 22, 2017
Patent Number: 9742708
In an embodiment, communities are generated on demand. In this specification a community is a group of webpages in which users share ideas with one another by posting ideas and sending messages for one another to read. An on-demand community is a community that may be created via tools specialized for creating communities, with just a few keys strokes and/or mouse clicks and by adding information (e.g., about the members and/or the topic or set of topics that the community is focused…

System, method and computer program product for associating a plurality of stored elements with a creation of a patch

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9733920
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for associating a plurality of stored elements with a creation of a patch. These mechanisms and methods for associating a plurality of stored elements with a creation of a patch can enable improved patch development for multi-tenant on-demand database systems, improved patch flexibility, etc.

Atomic transactions in a NOSQL database

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9734187
Systems and methods are provided for atomic transactions in a NoSQL database. A system writes a pending transaction identifier to write claim data for a first data item in a NoSQL database in response to a determination that the write claim data for the first data item includes a first previous transaction identifier included in last commit data for the first data item. The system writes the pending transaction identifier and a pending commit identifier to the last commit data for the…

Systems and methods of online social environment based translation of entity mentions

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736107
The technology disclosed relates to adapting online social feed items according to the posting formats of each of the multiple destination online social environments to which they are posted, regardless of the source online social environments from which they originate. In particular, it relates to creating separate instances of a feed item such that each of the instances includes tag formats, social handles or identifiers that are compatible to the online social environments in which…

Methods and systems for context-based application firewalls

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736117
Context-based application firewall functionality. A user session is initiated with a client device. The user session allows access a remote resource on a server device coupled with the client device over a network. The connection between the client device and the remote resource is through an application firewall. An application firewall context setup is performed with the application firewall in response to the user session. The application firewall context comprises firewall context…

System, method, and computer program product for security verification of communications to tenants of an on-demand database service

Granted: August 15, 2017
Patent Number: 9736168
In accordance with embodiments, there are provided mechanisms and methods for security verification of communications to tenants of an on-demand database service. These mechanisms and methods for security verification of communications to tenants of an on-demand database service can enable embodiments to allow tenants to selectively implement security measures with respect to inbound communications, etc. The ability of embodiments to provide such feature may allow tenants to efficiently…