Salesforce

Source and destination

Polytomic connects to Salesforce using OAuth and requires a Salesforce account with read-write permissions. While not required, we recommend you create a user in Salesforce exclusively for Polytomic so that the audit logs in Salesforce distinguish all Polytomic activity.

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Salesforce sandbox

Connecting Polytomic to a Salesforce sandbox is no different than connecting to a production instance; the same instructions apply. Indeed, if you have a Salesforce sandbox available we recommend you create two Salesforce connections in Polytomic: one to your sandbox for testing and one to your production instance.

Creating a connection

  1. In Polytomic, go to ConnectionsAdd ConnectionSalesforce.

  2. Pick your connection name and enter your unique Salesforce domain or ID. The domain is often a string in the format foocorp.my.salesforce.com. You can also enter your unique ID instead, foocorp in this case.

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  1. Click Connect to Salesforce and go through OAuth authentication using a Salesforce account.

  2. Click Save to save your new connection.

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Connection maintenance

  • After you've saved your connection, you can click into it anytime to see the Salesforce user account it is using.
  • If you need to change the authorized user, all you need to do is click the Force reconnect button and re-authenticate the connection.
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  • Polytomic automatically enforces a conservative daily Salesforce API-call limit on itself derived from your Salesforce instance. You can override Polytomic's automatic behavior with a specific daily API-call limit of your choice by ticking the 'Enforce API limits' box.