WOW!!! That’s a lot of buttons that still need to be converted to Lightning Quick Actions.
This has been a not so fun task lingering over many Salesforce developer heads for quite some time. I imagine this one issue has been the main reason many Salesforce orgs have been hesitant to fully adopt Lightning.
If you answered yes, then the good news is that the help is coming. Eric announced in that very same keynote that a new tool called the Lightning Configuration Converter will be available in late Spring 18.
The new tool will help you to identify those JS buttons that you still need to convert and then for some of them, will give you a simple way to convert them by using a single click. Yep! A single click!!!
So that was the good news and now here is the bad news. The bad news is that the tool is not quite available yet and even when it is, they are estimating that it will only convert about 20% of your buttons at first. But, it sounds like that number will possibly go up as time goes on. And let’s face it, 20% is still a lot better than 0%. So, I still think this a huge win for the Salesforce development community.
- Showing a Dialogue
- Redirecting to a URL conditionally
- Performing Mass Updates
So check out the repo and wait for more news about the release of the new Lightning Configuration Converter.