Salesforce is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) for cloud-based customer resource management that includes components for case and task management, data management and a help desk system. It also includes systems for add-on applications written in Apex, a proprietary Java-like language, and systems for human resources management, employee training and performance management.

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We're looking to integrate third-party CRMs with our desktop .NET in-house practice management software.  The CRMs are:
  • Salesforce
  • Microsoft Dynamics

The data to be integrated includes:
  • Contact information (name, address, phone number)
  • Billing information

At the moment, the data needs to be manually entered in both systems which is time consuming and error prone.  We're looking at two options at the moment:
  1. Develop our own system using the APIs to integrate the data
  2. Purchase an integrator to assist us in what can often be a messy job

We haven't made a decision around syncing, push, pull, source of truth etc so we're not limited in options at this stage.

So the question is:
Which option would you choose for a manual one way sync, which option for a robust two-way sync and why?

What integration software would you recommend and why?
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We are looking to put in both Service Now and Salesforce (SFDC), and need a SSO solution that fits in with both of those, and AD.

I have been looking at ADFS for SAML for SN and SFDC as we already have that setup for our intranet, but was wondering how it works in real life, and how much work is involved in using our existing ADFS setup?

i wasn't involved in the setup of the current ADFS, and have no wish to break it.


I'm relaying inbound mail from to onprem exchange 2010 server internal recipients.  on Feb 18, 2018, we renewed a self-signed cert with service IIS assigned to it, and that's it.  the validity date pushed forward, I was good to go.

However, the email log from salesforce began generating an error, indicates this error began the morning of Feb 16 sometime after it was renewed on 02/15.
451 4.7.6 [internal] STARTTLS required but not advertised

this is a SHA1 cert, so I thought perhaps ciphers were the problem.  I inserted a SHA2 cert generated using command line and bound it to the * 443 interface in IIS and found no change.

TLS is offered on all receive connectors.  a godaddy cert is bound to SMTP/POP/IMAP.    the error causes the mail to not be received.   changing to TLS "preferred" instead of "Required" on the salesforce side results in flowing mail but unencrypted messages are not an option.  

any ideas?  I've checked the cert and the connector, and salesforce tech support seems stumped.  I still think there is something to the cert..

I have configured ADFS 3.0 in my lab and trying to integrate with Salesforece. When I try to access the SalesForce using ADFS. It redirects me to ADFS login page which is expected behavior but after entering the credentials, it automatically redirect to internal IP Address instead of DNS name. I have checked on ADFS server but nothing found abnormal.

First URL Appears (Login Page)

After entering the credentials, redirects to below URL

We want to insert clients information into salseforce.
We have all the information in an SQL Server database.
We want to use ssis to update the data in SalesForce in a daily basis.

We don't want to purshase any toolkit or ready to use component.

Can I find any  step by step tutorial to do so ? I came across some tutorials suggesting webservice option, but It didn't work in my case because of my poor knowlege in Webservices.

Any help is apprecited.

I am using to "attempt to parse an email but the data in the form isn't being recognized. Any ideas? I need to set up a mail forwarder, parse, then use zapier or equivivalent to add to salesforce.

form in email to forward
after. No Bob Smith

I have two WSDLs that I would like to generate into apex classes using the "Generate from WSDL" button in Salesforce, but I'm getting an initial error that the schema is incorrect.

Unsupported schema type: {}anyType

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I have limited knowledge of working with WSDL files and wanted to see if this is an error that can be fixed or if the WSDL cannot be converted to an apex class due to types that are simply not supported in the apex language.

If so, are there other alternatives to create the apex class/methods needed? Or, is it just a manual process?

I've attached the two WSDL files saved as flat files.

Thanks for any help.
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We are using sales force automation sales for the marketing, sales and customer support with multi channel integrations  like CTI, online chat, web2lead, face book, etc and campaign management , lead routing auto and manual , email
 marketing , opportunity management, activity management I have done the implementation and my designation is VP Sales force automation, I would like to prepare the detailed job description and provide to the management ,  sales force administration, and training please list the detailed job description so that this will be very much helpful, thanks in advance.
I have a long text field in Salesforce form and using Regex to validate the duplicate entries.

For example my entries are - TESTP1, TESTP2, TESTP1,

I need a regex to identify the duplicate value TESTP1.

I need to use one regex expression to have this validated.
Hi All,

I am having issues with testing my amazon echo Salesforce integration. I currently have two features that I need to app to do. First to search an account in the system and next to insert a custom object record into the system. I am able to query a record from the system without any issues. However I am unable to insert a custom object record into the system. I have the app set up that it should come back with any errors that happen during the insert process. When I try to run the process I run into the issue that the app says that the record was created in the system but when I look at the system I don't see the record. I have tried everything I can think of but I can't seem to find a solution. Has anyone ever run into a similar issue? If you have can you point me in the right direction so I can test to make sure everything is working correctly.

Thank you,
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My nonprofit organization in Los Angeles is ready to migrate our current Microsoft Access database to the Salesforce and NPSP platform. I have received SOWs from three Salesforce recommended implementers, and, while I'm certain they all are very competent I don't want to break my budget for this project. Can anyone recommend an alternative company that would be able to handle this migration?  No de-duping or data cleaning is necessary as these processes have been completed.
 Dim path_original As String = "C:\Booking Number\Accounts\Epicor Invoices\Source\"
    Dim path_error As String = "C:\Booking Number\Accounts\Epicor Invoices\Error\"
    Dim path_success As String = "C:\Booking Number\Accounts\Epicor Invoices\Completed\"

    Dim parentId
    Dim directoryName As New DirectoryInfo(path_original)
    Dim dirFileName As IO.FileInfo() = directoryName.GetFiles()
    Dim fsize = dirFileName.Length
    If (fsize > 0) Then
        Dim dirReadFileName As IO.FileInfo
        Dim logFileName As String = String.Format("log{0}.txt", Now.ToString("MMddyyyy_hhmmss"))
        Using w As StreamWriter = File.AppendText("C:\Booking Number\Accounts\Epicor Invoices\logs\" + logFileName)
            Dim sobj As SFDC.SforceService = New SFDC.SforceService
                Dim lr As SFDC.LoginResult = sobj.login("username", "password")
                sobj.SessionHeaderValue = New SFDC.SessionHeader
                sobj.SessionHeaderValue.sessionId = lr.sessionId
                sobj.Url = lr.serverUrl
                'Dim sobject As WebReference.sObject = New WebReference.sObject
            Catch ex As Exception
            End Try
            For Each dirReadFileName In dirFileName
                    Dim attachment As SFDC.Attachment = New SFDC.Attachment
                    Dim filenames = 

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Dear Experts,

We are running a ADFS Server 2012 R2 in combination with the Azure Microsoft multi-factor authentication Server. (It's the on-premise version of the MFA server).

We use these both servers to authenticate our users to salesforce. Right now, we say that all unregistered devices and all users coming from an external source must go through the MFA server.

Please see the screenshot attached.

The location tag isn’t working at all. So, my first question is, where can I define what the internal source is? I would like to include the internal IP-range to it.

Please note, that we are using the ADFS without a web application proxy.

My second question is, how can I register devices to adfs. Because we mainly connect to salesforce from our RDS servers. If I cloud register the rds servers to adfs, then I don’t care about the location tag.  

Thanks SGTA14
I am actually trying to implement text-to-speech conversion in Salesforce by hitting a third-party api.

When i send the request through Postman, i get back the proper response in .wav format. However, I'm not being able to handle this reponse programatically in salesforce end, as I am not able to store the response in any audio object.

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
I've attempted unsuccessfully to upload a file from apex code to my AWS S3 instance.  I receive the following error:

The request signature we calculated does not match the signature you provided. Check your key and signing method.

I've confirmed that both the Key and Secret are correct (tested successfully requesting a url for an existing file in the bucket), so I'm assuming the issue must be the way I am forming the signature for this particular request:

 String formattednow ='EEE, dd MMM yyyy HH:mm:ss Z');

  String stringToSign = 'PUT\n\n' + 'application/pdf' + '\n'+formattednow+'\n/'+ 'bucketname' +'/'+ 'testFile.pdf';     

  Blob file = Blob.toPDF('Testing string to pdf.');

  HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest(); 

  String signature = make_sig(stringtosign);

  req.setHeader('Authorization', 'AWS ' + awsKey.Key__c + ':' + signature);
  req.setHeader('Content-Length',String.valueOf(file.size())  );
  req.setHeader('Date', formattednow);
  req.setEndpoint('' );   
  req.setBody( EncodingUtil.base64Encode(file) );

  Http http = new Http();
  HTTPResponse res = http.send(req);

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Where am I going wrong? Any help will be greatly appreciated!  A fix using AWS Signature V4 would also work.

P.S. The make_sig function:
	private static String make_sig(string canonicalBuffer) {
		String macUrl ;
		String signingKey = EncodingUtil.base64Encode(Blob.valueOf(awsKey.Secret__c));
		Blob mac = Crypto.generateMac('HMacSHA1', blob.valueof(canonicalBuffer),blob.valueof(awsKey.Secret__c)); 
		macUrl = EncodingUtil.base64Encode(mac);
		return macUrl;

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I am a network engineer who has been tasked with rolling out a backup service for our Salesforce account and have been looking at three vendors with the assistance of our (non-IT) salesforce administrator.  This is a system that he will administer; I'm just involved to do the due diligence.

His preference is Spanning, although he also likes Backupify.  Between the two, he's stated that he'd be completely okay with either product.  We've also looked at OwnBackup.  Our salesforce admin says he could certainly "live with" OwnBackup and I shouldn't refrain from choosing them if I thought they were better, but he likes the other two better.

The sales reps from all three vendors have stated that their product is the only one that will restore all data (including metadata, related records, etc.), and that using one of the others may potentially result in significant disruption to our environment in the event of a problem.

For my part, I am only concerned with three things.  First, we need an indefinite retention period.  My team isn't yet certain what our legal requirements will be in that regard (the company is expanding rapidly, and adding offices nationwide), and we'd prefer to not have to worry about it.  Second, we want to ensure that any data transmission is encrypted (obviously).  Third, we want to ensure that any restoration actually works.  Normally, I wouldn't bother saying that third point as it would seem obvious, but each of these vendors is saying that this is not …






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