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David MasriDeveloping Data Migrations and Integrations with Salesforcehttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4209-4_3

3. Working the Salesforce Data APIs

David Masri1 
(1)
Brooklyn, NY, USA
 
As mentioned in Chapter 2, Salesforce is an API First company, and hence has quite a few APIs.1 It has APIs for working with data, interacting with chatter, streaming, viewing and modifying metadata, and even for creating your own custom APIs. So, of course, the way we migrate data to Salesforce, or integrate external systems with Salesforce, is via the APIs. The APIs with which we are primarily concerned are as follows:
  • The SOAP API is used for interacting with Salesforce data over SOAP. You can insert/update/delete in batches of 200 records ...

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