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Salesforce, Inc. is an American cloud-based software company headquartered in San Francisco, California. It provides customer relationship management service and also provides a complementary suite of enterprise applications focused on customer service, marketing automation, analytics, and application development.

Authentication Connection

The Authentication connection configuration is simple as it only contains three parts.

  • Username: User id for the account you're accessing from. This is usually in the form of an email address, but could vary.

    • example:
  • Password: Your password is a combination of your normal password and the security token for your account. If you have not created a security token, follow the steps here. The format of your password should be (user password)(token). So if your password is 1234 and my token is hjdu2983, you will enter 1234hjdu2983 into the password field.

    • example: 1234hjdu2983
  • Server URL: This is the url that points to your instance of Salesforce.

    • example:

Discovery Connector

The Salesforce Discovery Connector allows a user to connect to their Salesforce domain and extract information about available data types and metadata. More info

Discovery Configuration

Integration Connection

The Salesforce Integration Connection allows you to retrieve information and documents using SOQL, Salesforce's object query language.


Simflofy currently supports version 26.0 of the Salesforce SOAP API.

Salesforce Integration Connection Configuration

  • Connection Name: This is a unique name given to the connector instance upon creation.
  • Description: A description of the connector to help identify it better.
  • Authentication Connector: Your FileNet Auth Connector

Job Configuration

  • Default Name Field : This field will be used to extract the document name from the columns of data. It should be formatted {type}.{field}.
    • Example : Account.Name when selection FROM Account
    • Example : ContentVersions.Title when selecting from ContentVersions
  • SOQL Query : The query to run against Salesforce. All fields that you intend to extract or map should be included in this query.
    • Example : SELECT AccountNumber,BillingCity,CreatedById,CreatedDate,Id,LastModifiedDate,Name,OwnerId FROM Account
    • Test your query using the Salesforce Workbench tool.
    • See Salesforce documentation on SOQL
Time based queries

In order to use the start and end time configured on the jobs, the variables [starttime] and [endtime] must be included in the query.

  • The ID for the object is required and must be included in the query.

Currently, this connector can only retrieve Attachments and ContentVersions. In order to retrieve ContentVersions you must query them directly. Here's an example query that will retrieve the standard Simflofy metadata:

Select Id,ContentDocumentId,ContentUrl,Description,FileType,PathOnClient,Title,ContentModifiedById,ContentModifiedDate,CreatedDate,ContentSize from ContentVersion

Content Services Connection

This section covers the SalesForce specific configuration of the Content Service Connector. For a description of how to set up a content services connector generically see Content Service Connectors.

The only configuration required for this connector is the Salesforce Authentication Connector.

Supported Method

  • Create File
  • Create Folder
  • Create Version
  • Delete Folder
  • Delete Object By Id
  • Get File Content
  • Get Object Id By Path
  • Get Object Properties
  • Get Type
  • Get Type Definition
  • Get Version Content
  • Get Version Properties
  • List Versions