tSalesforceConnection - 6.1

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tSalesforceConnection properties

Component family




tSalesforceConnection opens a connection to a Salesforce system in order to carry out a transaction.


The component enables connection to a Salesforce.

Basic settings

Property type

Either Built-in or Repository

Built-in: No property data stored centrally.

Repository: Select the repository file in which the properties are stored. The fields that follow are completed automatically using the data retrieved.

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


For salesforce bulk component

Select this check box if you use bulk data processing components from the salesforce family. Once selected; the Salesforce Version field appears and therein you need to enter the Salesforce version you are using.

For more information on these bulk data processing components, see tSalesforceOutputBulk, tSalesforceBulkExec and tSalesforceOutputBulkExec.


Login Type

Two options are available:

Basic: select this option to log in to Salesforce.com by entering your Username/Password on tSalesforceConnection.

OAuth2: select this option to access Salesforce.com by entering your Consumer key/Consumer Secret on tSalesforceConnection. This way, your Username/Password will not be exposed to tSalesforceConnection but extra work is required:


Salesforce Webservice URL

Enter the Webservice URL required to connect to the Salesforce database.


Salesforce Version

Enter the Salesforce version you are using.


Username and Password

Enter your Web service authentication details.

To enter the password, click the [...] button next to the password field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the password between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.


Use or save the connection session

Select this check box and in the Session directory field displayed, specify the path to the connection session file to be saved or used.

This session file can be shared by different Jobs to retrieve a connection session as long as the correct user ID is provided by the component. This way, you do not need to connect to the server to retrieve the session.

When an expired session is detected, if the correct connection information (the user ID, password, and security key) is provided, the component will connect to the server to retrieve the new session information and update the connection session file.

This check box is available only when Basic is selected from the Connection type drop-down list.


Consumer Key and Consumer Secret

Enter your OAuth authentication details. Such information is available in the OAuth Settings area of the Connected App that you have created at Salesforce.com.

To enter the consumer secret, click the [...] button next to the consumer secret field, and then in the pop-up dialog box enter the consumer secret between double quotes and click OK to save the settings.

For what a Connected App is, see Connected Apps. For how to create a Connected App, see Defining Remote Access Applications.


Callback Host and Callback Port

Enter your OAuth authentication callback URL. This URL (both host and port) is defined during the creation of a Connected App and will be shown in the OAuth Settings area of the Connected App.


Token File

Enter the token file name. It stores the refresh token that is used to get the access token without authorization.


Use Soap Compression

Select this check box if you want to activate SOAP compression.


The compression of SOAP messages results in increased performance levels.


Timeout (milliseconds)

Type in the intended number of query timeout in Salesforce.com.


Output Http Trace Message

Select this option to output the Http interactions on the Studio console.

Available when For salesforce bulk component is selected.


Use Socks Proxy

Select this check box if you want to use a proxy. Once selected, you need type in the connection parameters in the fields which appear. These parameters are the host, the port, the username and the password of the Proxy you need to use.

Advanced settings

Client ID

Set the ID of the real user to differentiate between those who use the same account and password to access the salesforce website.


tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to collect the log data at a component level.

Global Variables

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 normally used with Salesforce components..


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.

Scenario: Using OAuth2 to log in to Salesforce.com

In this scenario, the OAuth2 (Open Authorization 2.0) method is adopted to authorize tSalesforceConnection to access the Salesforce.com resources. This way, better security is achieved as users do not need entering their Salesforce username/password directly on tSalesforceConnection, which is required by the Basic login type instead.

Linking the components

  1. Drop tSalesforceConnection, tFixedFlowInput and tSalesforceOutput onto the workspace.

  2. Link tSalesforceConnection to tFixedFlowInput using the OnSubjobOk trigger.

  3. Link tFixedFlowInput to tSalesforceOutput using a Row > Main connection.

Configuring the components

  1. Double-click tSalesforceConnection to open its Basic settings view.

  2. In the Login Type list, select OAuth2.

  3. In the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret fields, enter the relevant information.

  4. Double-click tFixedFlowInput to open its Basic settings view.

    Select Use Inline Content (delimited file) in the Mode area.

  5. In the Content field, enter the data to write to the Saleforce.com, for example:

  6. Double-click tSalesforceOutput to open its Basic settings view.

  7. Select the Use an existing connection option.

  8. In the Action list, select insert to insert the account name Talend.

  9. In the Module list, select Account.

  10. Click the Edit schema button to open the schema editor.

  11. In the right panel, remove all the columns except Name.

  12. Click to copy the column Name from right to left.

  13. Click OK to validate the setup and close the editor.

Executing the Job

  1. Press Ctrl + S to save the Job.

  2. Press F6 to run the Job. The Studio console gives the url (in yellow) for OAuth authorization.

  3. Copy the url to the browser's address bar. The Salesforce.com login page appears.

  4. Fill up the username and password and click Log in to Salesforce.

    The authorization response is then shown on the browser at the callback host.

  5. Now is the time for the sub-job to run.

    As shown above, the Job is successfully executed.

  6. Go to the Salesforce.com and check the Account module. We can find that the account name Talend is inserted.