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Development with the Force.com Platform: Building Business Applications in the Cloud, Third Edition by Jason Ouellette

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Calling into Force.com Using SOAP

Force.com provides many SOAP APIs, each focused on a different area of platform functionality. For example, you can query and modify standard and custom objects using SOAP. You can also make custom classes into SOAP Web services. This section provides an introduction to using SOAP to call into Force.com in three parts:

1. Understanding Force.com SOAP API—This section describes high-level concepts common to all the subsequent sections, including how to invoke SOAP Web services from Java and the handling of data types and errors.

2. Using the Enterprise API—The Enterprise API is a set of SOAP Web services that allow fine-grained, strongly typed access to the data in your Force.com database, including execution ...

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