An application programming interface (API) is a specification intended to be used as an interface by software components to communicate with each other.

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Creation of a Public API

In my company's existing CRM system we have a lot of public APIs that are accessible to everyone in the web (kinda like Flickr APIs). We are planning to shift our CRM into Salesforce in the near ...
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Receiving 400's from the Data Extract SOAP API

I'm receiving 400's when trying to set up a Data Extract Activity. Request: curl -v -X POST -H "Content-Type: text/xml" -H "SOAPAction: Create" -d "$(cat dataextract.txt)" ...
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How to determine if subscriber is opted in for API triggered email

We are configuring a triggered send in our ET account that will be deployed via an external API. We want to determine if the subscriber is still opted in before we send. How is this possible?
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How do I create a Data Extension via the SOAP API?

I'm having trouble creating an API call that will create a Data Extension. I'm referring to the docs located here. Using this request: curl -v -X POST -H "Content-Type: text/xml" -H "SOAPAction: ...
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Create native iOS guided-selling app using BigMachines API and SFDC integration?

Does anyone know if it is possible to create a native iOS guided selling app (ask a few questions to get the right set of products or configurations) using just BigMachines API, and with SFDC ...
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simple API authentication

I'm looking for a way to connect to some Force.com API using only password + security token, username and URI in a similar manner SublimeText or realforce explorer do. All approaches I've found so far ...
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Managing Partners without the use of Communities

I have recently implemented Salesforce to our company and we would need to manage some of our partners. Ie. Allow Partners to update leads that are assigned to them through Salesforce. The Partner ...
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Salesforce PHP API Attachment Upload

I am trying to upload an attachment using the following function. public function uploadAttachment($attachmentBody, $attachmentBodyLength, $attachmentName) { $createFields = array( ...
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Pulling send information via API

Am I able to pull all the send information for all the emails I have recieved using soap API? I know I can do this using the system views but wanted to know if it's possble to do this via SOAP API? ...
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Partner API proxy authentication doesn't work

We use following code to connect to Salesforce using Partner API Java library (com.force.api.force-partner-api), and we tested tunneling through local proxy with proxy authentication (username and ...
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Salesforce gobal serach results from api

We've created a simple page that inserts in Salesforce a contact through API. This page will create a new Contact. Let's suppose we have created a dummy contact named 'Donald Duck' with our page. ...
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ExactTarget API - Creating new folders using Fuel-Node-Soap in command line app

I am using Fuel-Node-Soap and Fuel-Node-Auth to create a command line app that allows us to create and update emails as well as email folders from out dev environment. I have successfully been able ...
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Record Insert Delay - a Salesforce “queue” - avoiding Duplicate Leads/Contacts

I have been researching this, and am coming up with very little. I'm coming here before I attempt talking to Salesforce. General I've noticed in the past 2+ months that when inserting a new record, ...
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How to audit membership change events? (roles & groups)

We are developing a Security Audit solution for Salesforce, I can easily find how to query for the current state of role hierarchy, group membership etc. But I can't seem to find how to audit ...
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Object Reference Error on “Automation” RetrieveRequest

I'm try to do some work with Automations from the Automation Studio using the API. Based on what I read in the documentation I should be able to get use the retrieve method in order to do this. When ...
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What edition of Salesforce must I have to use the API?

I'm looking at the editions and pricing page at Salesforce.com http://www.salesforce.com/crm/editions-pricing.jsp and only the Enterprise option says "Integration via web service API". I'm wondering ...
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What is the Fuel SDK Best Practice for updating a subscriber's information?

I am trying to understand how the patch() function works in the new Fuel SDK. To update a subscriber's status: require('ET_Client.php'); $myclient = new ET_Client(); $subscriber = new ...
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How to see API requests details?

Is it possible to see which classes(or anything else) used API requests? Out org allows only 15k API requests per 24 hours, but somehow we managed to go over the limit. After googling I only found ...
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ET_Client Unsubscribe not working all the time

I just finished creating an unsubscribe form that links to the Exacttarget API but I've noticed an interesting problem. When I unsubscribe my test user, everything works as expected. When I try to ...
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Inserting a record into a Data Extension API

How to insert a record into a Data Extension from a landing page using API? The following is throwing an err msg: Error Message: SetProperty only works for objects in the ...
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How do we deal with Trigger not referencing the actual Object?

Say I want to insert a Contact with some field, and have a Trigger that populates an other field. As a developer it always felt odd that the other field value is inaccessible without re-querying the ...
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Cannot retrieve mobile delivery status via REST API call - Exact Target

Basically after sending to a list of mobile contacts, I wish to retrieve tracking events via API calls, currently I am unable to access delivery status for outbound mobile events. When I manually ...
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Get DataExtensionTarget of QueryDefinition in RetriveRequest

Using the ExactTarget API, I'm trying to get all the properties for a QueryDefinition. I have them all, but when I try to get the "DataExtensionTarget" property, I get the folowing error message: ...
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Is it possible to integrate RSForm Pro with the Exacttarget API?

I've done quite a bit of research on Google about this but there doesn't seem to be much information on this subject. Is it possible to integrate RSForm Pro with the Exacttarget API? If so, where does ...
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How to use 'Replace' function in SalesForce SOAP API in C#

I am using SalesForce SOAP Enterprise WSDL API in my C# application. What I came across is the need to use the SELECT query which includes REPLACE function. I tried Developer Console>>Query Editor by ...
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Determine the pod/instance API endpoint of a Salesforce org?

Say I want to retrieve my API endpoint from a Visualforce Page or a Force.com Site, I can try: Url.getSalesforceBaseUrl().toExternalForm(); But the return value is all over the place. It could be ...
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retrieving an attachment in a case via rest api

i am trying to build an app using salesforce as backend. I want to access the attachment in the cases. i am able to see the attachment using the workbench :- ...
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Update custom object from CSV [duplicate]

I'm receiving CSV file with some data which I'd like to update within a custom object in SFDC. Does anyone know a good way to do this automatically on a daily basis? I'm trying to use Talend but I"m ...
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XML Parsing using apex in salesforce

I want to do XML Parsing into apex. Please help me to do parsing in apex. see below XML Data. Please explain me how to do xml parsing into apex to show this XML data into visualforce page and also ...
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Perform crazy SOAP invocation using HTTP GET

Some REST endpoints do support the use of _HttpMethod override parameter: If you use an HTTP library that doesn't allow overriding or setting an arbitrary HTTP method name, you can send a POST ...
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How can I get organization's namespace prefix or at least ALL namespace prefixes including org through any API

How can I get organization's namespace prefix through API? This solution doesn't match because it's not supposed that I know anything about org classes. I understand that I can query ApexClasses ...
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Salesforce connection timeout when sending attachments via 3rd party integration platform

I'm trying to create attachments in Salesforce using a 3rd party integration platform (Boomi). The Boomi timeout has been increased to 10 minutes, but the Salesforce connection times out after 2 ...
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Profile Login IP Range Description Missing

I am missing the description field from the loginIpRanges for profiles. According to this doc (http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_meta/Content/meta_profile.htm#ProfileLoginIpRange_title) ...
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How do you unsubscribe a subscriber from just one list

I'm new to Salesforce development and specifically Exacttarget development. I need to write a custom opt-out page (that can be branded). So when a user clicks "Unsubscribe" they are taken to a ...
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Metadata API SearchLayouts not showing updates

I'm making extensive use of the Metadata API (We have it implemented in Javascript for an admin page on a managed package). The main features we're using is the automatic creation of buttons (to ...
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Access to an external API using salesforce?

I am trying to implement an API that will connect to an external database or software to get relevant informations. Can you please give me some ideas about how to start and how to do ? EX: 1 - ...
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How to distribute your own data on Salesforce?

I will work on a new project related to salesforce. Actually what we want to do is to have a salesforce API that contains our database and this API will accept connections from our clients. Once we ...
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Slow responses and high timeouts retrieving SentEvent

When retrieving SentEvents: A call requesting an hour of EventDates resulting in 196 events, takes 8-9 seconds to receive a response A call requesting 24 hours of EventDates resulting in ~5000 ...
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I need to call custom package/class controller actions remotely. Possible?

We have several custom packages (SCM, Conga, FF). I've only ever used SOQL triggers for remote API use. We have a situation where a package action triggers several events across multiple packages. The ...
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REST API to get validation rules NodeJS

How do we get the list of all validation rules in SalesForce through the REST API? I'm using NodeJS. I see that there are methods in SOAP API (listmetadata) which can help, but can't find anything in ...
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Correct Permissions to Manage Bulk API Jobs

One of my users ran an import of leads into the system. When the import was complete she received this e-mail notification: Your Leads import is complete. Here are your results: Leads Created: 89 ...
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Eclipse Force.com IDE - Why is the possibility to specify a hostname provided?

When I login to salesforce through Eclipse Force.com IDE, there are four way to specify environment. Why is the fourth Other(Specify) with Hostname needed ?
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Lead Event Callback Notification

Is there a general event callback API for salesforce? Essentially I want SFDC to post to my application every time a lead object is created or updated. The alternative is daily jobs to inspect my ...
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Date format with Salesforce REST API

I'm retrieving the "LastModifiedDate" attribute of a File through a GET request with the Salesforce REST API but I just can't figure out the date format. Salesforce's documentation states the date ...
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When should I use SoapBindingStub v/s Connector

I was searching for salesforce apis and got two code to login to salesforce using partner wsdl. This example uses SoapBindingStub to login to salesforce. Sample code import ...
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I want to retrieve data from cloud and insert it into Salesforce

I have data on server that changed on daily based , so i want to retrieve data from this server and push it on Salesforce , i'm thinking to use apex batch with schedule to implement this process , but ...
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Adding a validation rule to a Javascript Button

In advance, thank you for your help. What I am trying to do is to create the following validation rule (whether it will be an actual validation or a javascript API validations, that remains to be ...
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Is it possible to check how close we are to our API call limit before making a call through the API?

We use Salesforce to manage our website logins & access to our products. If something goes wrong with our site or it gets attacked, we quickly go over our API call limit which means that our store ...
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Which way to update apex class through API is preffered: MetadataContainer in Tooling API or compileClasses in Apex API?

I need to save some Apex classes through API in java and this question confused me: In documentation for the Tooling API I found an example how to update Apex class using MetadataContainer. This ...
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streaming api functionality to keep the application on the non-salesforce server up to date quicker

We have an application that communicates with another application on a different server. From my understanding, due to governor limits to api calls, the application caches all updates from the ...