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Is there a way from the SOAP/METADATA API to get the all the registered users of an enterprise using an API call with the admin's auth-token? I only require the email address, name and role of the all the enterprise users

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you could either use the REST API

curl https://<INSTANCE>.salesforce.com/services/data/v20.0/query/?q=SELECT+email+,+name+,+roleid+from+User -H "Authorization: Bearer token"

for details see http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_rest/Content/dome_query.htm

or you can run a SOQL query against the SOAP API using your access token for the session ID

Details in the WebServices API Documentation http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api/index_Left.htm#StartTopic=Content/sforce_api_calls_query.htm

  • What do you mean when you say 'depending on the number of users'? Is there a limit in case of the REST API? – auny May 16 '13 at 10:14
  • not necessarily at a limit, except for the general 50k record Governor Limit. But I personally tend to use the SOAP API when working with larger record sets and programmatic requests – Seb Wagner May 16 '13 at 14:54
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    there is no 50k governor limit for the rest api, thats for apex. – superfell May 16 '13 at 16:34
  • @superfell: you are absolutely right, error in reasoning. modified the answer – Seb Wagner May 16 '13 at 21:45

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