Here’s an oldie, but goodie tip I picked up a while back. It came in use today, and I thought I’d share it. We had a new custom object deployed to production and needed to give permissions to Create, Edit, Update and Delete records. This wasn’t done when the custom object was deployed, so I needed to assign these permissions profile by profile. Using the edit in list view functionality built into Salesforce, I was able to update all my profiles in one fell swoop.
1. Create a list view showing the permissions you want to change:
2. Select the profiles you want to make the changes to:
3. Double click on the field you want to change and select what you want the new value to be as well as which records to apply the change to:
And there you have it! I could have also created a permission set with the additional permissions, but in this case I felt it was better to be at the profile level.