tSalesforceOutputBulk Properties - 6.1

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tSalesforceOutputBulk and tSalesforceBulkExec components are used together to output the needed file and then execute intended actions on the file for your Salesforce.com. These two steps compose the tSalesforceOutputBulkExec component, detailed in a separate section. The interest in having two separate elements lies in the fact that it allows transformations to be carried out before the data loading.

Component family




tSalesforceOutputBulk generates files in suitable format for bulk processing.


Prepares the file to be processed by tSalesforceBulkExec for executions in Salesforce.com.

Basic settings

File Name

Type in the directory where you store the generated file.



Select the check box to write new data at the end of the existing data. Or the existing data will be overwritten.


Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description. It defines the number of fields (columns) to be processed and passed on to the next component. The schema is either Built-In or stored remotely in the Repository.

Since version 5.6, both the Built-In mode and the Repository mode are available in any of the Talend solutions.

Click Edit schema to make changes to the schema. If the current schema is of the Repository type, three options are available:

  • View schema: choose this option to view the schema only.

  • Change to built-in property: choose this option to change the schema to Built-in for local changes.

  • Update repository connection: choose this option to change the schema stored in the repository and decide whether to propagate the changes to all the Jobs upon completion. If you just want to propagate the changes to the current Job, you can select No upon completion and choose this schema metadata again in the [Repository Content] window.

Click Sync columns to retrieve the schema from the previous component connected in the Job.

This component offers the advantage of the dynamic schema feature. This allows you to retrieve unknown columns from source files or to copy batches of columns from a source without mapping each column individually. For further information about dynamic schemas, see Talend Studio User Guide.

This dynamic schema feature is designed for the purpose of retrieving unknown columns of a table and is recommended to be used for this purpose only; it is not recommended for the use of creating tables.


Ignore NULL fields values

Select this check box to ignore NULL values in Update or Upsert mode.

Advanced settings

Relationship mapping for upsert (for upsert action only)

Click the [+] button to add lines as needed and specify the external ID fields in the input flow, the lookup relationship fields in the upsert module, the lookup module as well as the external id fields in the lookup module.

Additionally, the Polymorphic check box must be selected when and only when polymorphic fields are used for relationship mapping. For details about the polymorphic fields, search polymorphic at http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_asynch/.

Column name of Talend schema: external ID field in the input flow.

Lookup field name: lookup relationship fields in the upsert module.

External id name: external ID field in the lookup module.

Polymorphic: select this check box when and only when polymorphic fields are used for relationship mapping.

Module name: name of the lookup module.


  • Column name of Talend schema refers to the fields in the schema of the component preceding tSalesforceOutput. Such columns are intended to match against the external id fields specified in the External id name column, which are the fields of the lookup module specified in the Module name column.

  • Lookup field name refers to the lookup relationship fields of the module selected from the Module list in the Basic settings view. They are intended to establish relationship with the lookup module specified in the Module name column.

  • For how to define the lookup relationship fields and how to provide their correct names in the Lookup field name field, go to the Salesforce website and launch the Salesforce Data Loader application for proper actions and information.

  • Select the Polymorphic check box only for the polymorphic fields. You get an error if you omit this check box for a polymorphic field. You also get an error if you select it for a field that is not polymorphic.


tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at a Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

NB_LINE: the number of rows read by an input component or transferred to an output component. This is an After variable and it returns an integer.

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


This component is intended for the use along with tSalesforceBulkExec component. Used together they gain performance while feeding or modifying information in Salesforce.com.


If you are using a subscription-based version of the Studio, the activity of this component can be logged using the log4j feature. For more information on this feature, see Talend Studio User Guide.

For more information on the log4j logging levels, see the Apache documentation at http://logging.apache.org/log4j/1.2/apidocs/org/apache/log4j/Level.html.


Due to license incompatibility, one or more JARs required to use this component are not provided. You can install the missing JARs for this particular component by clicking the Install button on the Component tab view. You can also find out and add all missing JARs easily on the Modules tab in the Integration perspective of your studio. For details, see https://help.talend.com/display/KB/How+to+install+external+modules+in+the+Talend+products or the section describing how to configure the Studio in the Talend Installation Guide.