tSalesforceGetServerTimestamp - 6.1

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tSalesforceGetServerTimestamp properties

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tSalesforceGetServerTimestamp retrieves the current date of the Salesforce server.


This component retrieves the current date of the Salesforce server presented in a timestamp format.

Basic settings

Use an existing connection

Select this check box and in the Component List click the relevant connection component to reuse the connection details you already defined.


When a Job contains the parent Job and the child Job, Component List presents only the connection components in the same Job level.


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.


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.


Timeout (milliseconds)

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


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.

Advanced settings

Use Socks Proxy

Select this check box if you want to use a proxy server Once selected, you need enter the connection parameters that are the host, the port, the username and the passerword of the Proxy you need to use.


Use Soap Compression

Select this check box to activate the SOAP compression.


The compression of the SOAP messages optimizes system performance.


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 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.


You can use this component as an output component. tSalesforceGetServerTimestamp requires an input component.


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.



Related scenarios

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