How can I set up a query to search for records that were modified in the last 15 minutes? This is being used in Jitterbit dataloader not using apex. From most posts I have seen this doesn't seem possible.

Another idea I had was use a formula that would mark a boolean field as true if record was modified in last 15 minutes. However, I had no luck with the formula either.

Does anyone have a workaround or solution?

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    Couldn't you just make the formula number of minutes?
    – Adrian Larson
    Commented Feb 17, 2016 at 22:52
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    What didn't work with the formula field approach? It should work, although once you get too far beyond ~100k records the performance would slowly drop off, since you can't index a non-deterministic formula like this. Commented Feb 18, 2016 at 3:09
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    I use jitterbit for an operation that runs daily, and reads/writes to a custom setting to store/update the 'last run date/time' so that i can use that value in my query filter in jitterbit, to filter only records modified since my last run date, and to avoid the non-selective query on large object error that would happen when you get near 100k records as ca_peterson indicates above. I dont see any reason you couldnt do that every 15 minutes. Can post more info / complete answer if helpful.
    – gorav
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 0:15
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    Sorry just realized you are using the JB data loader and not their paid product, which is what we are using. I don't think the data loader let's you do multi step operations.
    – gorav
    Commented Feb 26, 2016 at 0:40

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I was able to make the following Minutes_Since_Modified__c formula work:

(NOW() - LastModifiedDate) * 24 * 60

Then I was able to query for it:

SELECT Id FROM Account WHERE Minutes_Since_Modified__c < 15
  • very useful for my integration work, less integration functions. Thanks. Commented Jun 14, 2018 at 0:12

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