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Improve SalesForce Input connector

Hi all,

 

The SalesForce Input tool is great.. but has some really bad limitations when it comes to report. 

I think there are 2 main limitations :

 

A - It can only consume 2000 rows due to the rest api limitation. There plenty of articles about it in the community.

B - Long string such as text comment are cutout after a certain number of characters. 

 

Thanks to this great article : https://community.alteryx.com/t5/Alteryx-Designer-Discussions/Salesforce-Input-Tool-amp-Going-Beyond... , I had the idea of going through a csv file export to then import the data into Alteryx. 

I've done it using two consequent download tool. The first download is used to get the session id and the second to export a report into a csv in the temp folder. This temp file can then be read using a dynamic input workflow. 

 

Long story short, I think Alteryx should upgrade the Salesforce connector to make it more robust and usable. Using the export to csv feature, this should enable Alteryx to be fully compatible with Salesforce report.

 

Regards,

2 Comments
KylieF
Alteryx Community Team
Alteryx Community Team

Thank you for your idea and feedback!

 

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pspandya
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I support the recommendation that Alteryx should upgrade the Salesforce connector as soon as possible to make it more robust and usable to resolve this limitation. There are other limitations based on user's tech expertise or organisational constraints for any workarounds which are not a part of Alteryx's default tool set.