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  • How to integrate external data to salesforce org using salesforce connect?

  • sushant

    Member
    January 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Hi All,

    How to integrate external data to salesforce org using salesforce connect?

    please give suggestions

    Thanks

  • Vikas Kumar

    Member
    January 5, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Sushant

    Check out the Link for setup

    https://trailhead.salesforce.com/en/lightning_connect/lightning_connect_setup

    Hope it may help

  • James

    Member
    February 27, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    Hi, Sushant

    The External Objects feature will allow two special types of lookup relationships: external lookups and indirect lookups. To create an external object relationship you will need to create a custom field on the child object with the field types that are adequate to the type of source you’re using: lookup, external lookup or indirect lookup.
    When using lookup the parent field for matching records will be the 18-character Salesforce record ID, but with external lookup it will be the external ID standard field and for the indirect lookup you will need to select a custom field with the External ID and Unique attributes.
    Salesforce Connect was designed to allow developers and business administrators to build real-time integrations really fast no code needed, however, if you feel like having expert guidance, a Salesforce partner like Paradiso can even go beyond your initial requirements. Here’s the link to their website in case you want to know what they can do for you: http://www.paradisosoftware.com

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  James.
    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  James.
  • Radhakrishna

    Member
    March 1, 2017 at 5:40 am

    Salesforce Connect lets your Salesforce org access data from a wide variety of external systems. You can integrate tables from SAP® NetWeaver Gateway, Microsoft Dynamics® NAV, and many other data sources in real time without writing a single line of code. Previously, the only way to integrate external data with Salesforce was to use extract, transform, and load (ETL) tools. That process is time consuming and requires you to copy data into your org that you might never use or quickly becomes stale. In contrast, Salesforce Connect maps data tables in external systems to external objects in your org.

    External objects are similar to custom objects, except that they map to data located outside your Salesforce org. External object data is always up to date. Salesforce Connect provides a live connection to external data rather than a copy that consumes storage and must be regularly synced. Accessing an external object fetches the data from the external system in real time.

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