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I'm trying to connect SQL Server Management Studio to Salesforce so I can see tables and columns but unable to connect. Do I need any ADO.net connector or Salesforce plugin for this to work? Do I need to change port number or any other setting? I'm using password+token in the password field. I know Real Force is a recommended way to connect and I'm able to do so but would like to connect it with SQL management studio as well if possible.

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  • Salesforce DB is not as MS SQL Database, so I believe you can not achieve that – kurunve Dec 13 '17 at 14:30
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Salesforce does not use SQL Server, so you can't just connect from SQL Server Management Studio. A quick Google search found at least one product that claims to allow you to connect from Management Studio: https://www.devart.com/news/2015/odbc-salesforce.html.

I've also used a product called DBAmp to connect to Salesforce from SQL Server, but I don't think it gives you features like viewing table structure.

To view tables and fields, I'd recommend looking at Schema Builder, part of Salesforce's Setup.

  • Would also recomend using Workbench, you can get pretty much every metadata and schema detail of your org very easily. – battery.cord Dec 13 '17 at 14:55

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