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I have written an apex class for inserting records into salesforce.Is it possible for me to implement the 'Upsert' functionality through a REST API in salesforce?

  • What have you tried? Are you encountering errors? You should make an attempt before asking here. At face value the answer seems to be yes. – Adrian Larson Feb 17 '16 at 17:10
  • You mean upsert a record using REST API outside of Salesforce ? – karthikselva Feb 17 '16 at 17:10
  • what is your external system language ? – Himanshu Feb 17 '16 at 17:11
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  • The main difference between Insert and Upsert is, you need an External ID beyond ID in Salesforce object

  • Assuming that External Field is X, your request would look like:

curl https://na1.salesforce.com/services/data/v20.0/sobjects/MyObject__c/X__c/999999 -H "Authorization: Bearer token" -H "Content-Type: application/json" -d @updates.json -X PATCH

Where @updates.json contains other data pieces of your object

  { "field1" : "d1", .... ,"fieldn","dn"}

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