054: Custom Metadata with Neha Ahlawat

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054: Custom Metadata with Neha Ahlawat

In today’s episode, I’m sitting down to talk with Neha Ahlawat. She is a former Tesla intern who learned about Salesforce when she went to a career fair. She ended up becoming an engineer with us and now she is the Product Manager for Custom Metadata. Today we’re talking about that product, the new CLI plugin for it, and the feature roadmap. Tune in to learn from Neha’s experiences and the latest on Custom Metadata.

Show Highlights:

  • What it’s like being a Product Manager at Salesforce.
  • The shape of custom metadata.
  • A comparison of custom metadata and custom settings.
  • Where custom metadata can be used right now.
  • Pitfalls people fall into when using hardcoded values and how custom metadata can help them out of that.
  • Ways metadata can be used with flows and processes.
  • How VLOOKUP works with custom metadata.
  • Features that the new CLI plugin rolls out for developers.
  • Where hierarchical custom metadata and working with custom metadata through Apex exists on the roadmap right now.
  • High priority things on the roadmap.



  1. Neha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ahlawat_neha
  2. Neha on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahlawatneha/
  3. Neha’s blog: https://nehaahlawat.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/where-does-a-thought-go-when-its-forgotten/



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  • Markus

    the intro is way to long but good episode still skip till 5:30


    This is how all podcasts should be

    2 months ago·3 likes·

    This is how all podcasts should be

    2 months ago·10 likes·
  • Markus

    BEEN WAITING FOR THIS. Thank you Andrew for everything you do. Youre a true hero to society for the research you do and for sharing it with the public.


    This podcast and the sub has made the show better

    2 months ago·8 likes·
  • Josh

    Is that a prop 😂


    I find these weekly podcasts to be super inspirational, they seem to always motivate me to look at my purpose. Matt not only brings in his personal life experiences but he delivers them in such a way that they are relatable.

    2 months ago·2 likes·

    The part where he mentions that he wants to be adopted by a more functional family even at 45 yrs really hits home. Really delineates how no matter how old and independent you are, you still need love and support.

    2 months ago·4 likes·

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