Task Factory SalesForce.com

Connection Manager

SalesForce.com Connection Manager

Used with SalesForce.com Source and SalesForce.com Destination.

Login Information Tab

Task Factory SalesForce.com Connection Manager Login Information tab

User Name (email address)This is your log in email address for SalesForce.com.
Password and Security TokenIf you do not have your security token you must request it from SalesForce.com. You can do this by logging into your SalesForce account on their site, selecting the Setup link, and then selecting to Reset your security token.

Important:  Enter the password and security token without a delimiter, in the following format: 
  • PasswordSecuritytoken
Timeout (seconds)Seconds before the connection times out trying to connect.

Advanced Tab

Task Factory SalesForce.com Connection Manager Advanced tab

Server URL (optional)If you are using a SalesForce.com sandbox account the Server URL text box needs to be changed to point to a sandbox web service URL.
Reuse same connection across all tasksThis option allows you to use the same connection across any SalesForce task that is part of your package, that uses this connection manager.
Number of retry attemptsIdentifies the number of attempts to reconnect to Salesforce before the component fails. This option is useful when pulling large datasets and executions fail due to timing out.

Proxy Information Tab

Task Factory SalesForce.com Proxy Information tab

Note:  Auth Scheme is only available on machines that are running SQL 2008 only.

Use ProxyIf you wish to make your connection through a proxy you first select Use Proxy, and then fill out the appropriate information below in the Proxy Information pane.
SalesForce.Com Source

SalesForce.Com Source

Source IconSource Description
Task Factory SalesForce.com SourceThe SalesForce.com source is used to retrieve data from SalesForce.com objects within an SSIS package. The data is retrieved using a SQL statement built by the SalesForce.com source. See the SalesForce.com Connection Manager to learn more about setting up the connection manager.

Task Factory SalesForce.com Source

ConnectionHere you select a connection manager that already exists or you may choose to create one.
SalesForce ObjectThe name of the SalesForce.com object that is used to retrieve data from your SalesForce.com account. Choose your object from the drop down list after connecting to SalesForce.com. Once your object is selected, a query is created in the text box below.
Batch SizeDetermines the number of rows that are retrieved during a single round trip to the SalesForce.com server.
Include Deleted / Archived RecordsSelecting this option returns deleted and archived records. The IsDeleted column in the output allows you to determine whether the row is deleted.
Query Mode
  • Normal - Uses normal processing which can use up to 200 batch size. Normal mode is a SOAP request.
  • BulkQuery - Uses bulk processing that can achieve up to 10,000 batch size. BulkQuery mode is webrequest with a file stream.
Output Date As:Using BulkQuery mode, you can choose between the Local Time Zone or UTC Time Zone options. 
Bulk Concurrency Using the BulkQuery mode, you can choose between parallel (based on the batch size) and serial (one record at a time) modes.
Status Check Interval (seconds)The amount of time in seconds before  a status check occurs.

Note:  The Status Check Interval is two seconds by default. 
Edit SalesForce QuerySelecting this makes the auto filled query editable.

Note:  : Variable replacements can be used within queries. The syntax used is <User::MyVariableName>. For variable replacements that require the elimination of tics (''), use the syntax <User::MyVariableName, false>.

For example: SELECT <User::OpportunityId, false> FROM Opportunity
SalesForce Query WindowOnce your object is selected, this window fills with a query.
Variable ParametersVariables here can be dragged into the query window to edit or create new queries.

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SalesForce.com Destination

SalesForce.com Destination

Destination IconDestination Description
Task Factory SalesForce.com DestinationThe SalesForce.com Destination is used to send data to a SalesForce.com object. See the SalesForce.com Connection Manager to learn more about setting up the connection manager.

Task Factory SalesForce.com Destination

ConnectionHere you select an existing SalesForce.com connection, or create a new one.
SalesForce ObjectOnce selecting the connection, you then select and object where the data is inserted within your SalesForce.com account.
  • Insert - Use this option to insert data into the SalesForce object.
  • Upsert - Use this option to insert data into the SalesForce object if the data does not exist or update the data if it already exists. Upsert requires that an external ID be added to your SalesForce object in your SalesForce.com account.
  • Update - Update your data in the SalesForce object based on the ID column from the SalesForce object. This means that the ID from the SalesForce object needs to exist in the local source data. To the ID column data the TF Sales source Adapter needs to be used to retrieve the data or the ID needs to be retrieved and updated using the output from the SalesForce Destination.
  • Delete - Delete is used to delete data from the SalesForce object. Again, the ID column of the SalesForce object needs to be used to delete the data.
Upsert External IDIf you selected the Upsert action you must select your External ID here.
 Batch SizeYou can configure a custom batch size (200 or less).
Assignment RuleSelect an assignment rule created for their object(s). Rules can be ignored by selecting [No Assignment Rule].
Process Mode
  • Normal - Uses normal processing which can use up to 200 batch size.
  • Bulk - Uses bulk processing that can achieve up to 10,000 batch size. Bulk mode uses more network traffic but less IO because no compression occurs.
  • BulkZip - Also uses bulk processing but compresses the bulk CSV file before sending. BulkZip uses more IO for compression but less network traffic.
Bulk ConcurrencyUsing bulk processing mode, you can choose between parallel (based on the batch size) and serial (one record at a time) modes.
Map SalesForce Destination ColumnsOnce you have an object selected, the columns here will be filled. Any column names that match are automatically mapped. To map more columns, select on the Input column that you wish to be mapped to the destination column.
How to handle errorsThere are three options to handle errors:

  • Fail Component - The component fails upon the first data error that is thrown.
  • Redirect row to error output - The rows of data that failed are sent to the error output which then can be used to handle the data errors.
  • Ignore Failure - The failures are ignored but reported in the Execution Results log.
Refresh Salesforce ColumnsSelecting this button allows the component to refresh the metadata and update any changes made in Salesforce after the destination was opened.
Wait For Bulk ResultsThis selection can be used along with the bulk processing mode. When selected, it sends a batch of rows to a job and waits for the results of the operation (insert, update, upsert, delete) and then outputs the results to the success output with the ID's generated by Salesforce when updated or created. If this option is not selected, the component does not wait for the results and processes the execution as quickly as possible, and the Salesforce ID is not properly returned.
Use Legacy Output ModeIn legacy versions of Task Factory, you could update the unique ID's created by Salesforce.com by connecting a destination component to the Salesforce Destination's error output. This legacy output also returned errors (when error handling was enabled) which could be confusing when sifting through multiple updates mixed with errors. The current version now defaults with the option turned off thus directing the unique ID to the success output. This change allows you to separate the data returned from Salesforce.com from the error output.

Configuring the Salesforce Destination using Expressions

Users who wish to use expressions to configure different properties of the Salesforce Destination should follow these steps:

  1. Return to the package's control flow.
  2. Right-click the Data Flow that contains the Salesforce Destination and select properties.
  3. Navigate to the Expressions property and select the ellipsis.
  4. Select the property in the dropdown menu to be configured.

Task Factory Property Expressions Editor

Additional Information:  See the Task Factory Error Row Handling article for more information about this functionality.