I am trying to write a python script that will add a custom field to every account and lead object in a customer salesforce.

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    – o-lexi
    Jun 17, 2016 at 19:28

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It's actually basically in the comments.

# python
username = "you@org"
password = "correct horse battery staple"
security_token = "randomlettersandnumb3rs"
org_id = "00D-restoforgid"
session_id, sf_instance = SalesforceLogin(username=username, password=password, security_token=security_token, org_id=org_id)

Once logged in, you can use those two variables to call other methods, such as the metadata API.

Personally, if you can help it, I'd recommend Java or C#, since the manual already has documentation and sample code on how to do stuff.


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