I have tried to upsert an account with ShippingAddress using simple salesforce However, I am getting the error:

[{u'errorCode': u'JSON_PARSER_ERROR', u'message': u'Cannot deserialize instance of ShippingAddress from VALUE_STRING value abc or request may be missing a required field at [line:1, column:31]'}]

Below is my query.

            'Name': 'abc',
            'RecordTypeId': '0121U000000G51AbC',
            'ShippingAddress': {        
                'City': 'abc',
                'Country': 'USA',
                'Street': 'Town Hall',
                'CountryCode': None,
                'PostalCode': None,
                'State': None,
                'StateCode': None,      
                'Accuracy': None,
                'Latitude': None,
                'Longitude': None,                  

Any idea on how I can upsert shipping address properly using simple salesforce?

  • You will need to prefix the fields with the address in context. In this case e.g., ShippingCity, ShippingStreet, etc.
    – Jayant Das
    May 7 '19 at 20:35
  • @JayantDas This time I am getting a different error and it's Cannot deserialize instance of ShippingAddress from VALUE_NULL value null or request may be missing a required field at [line:1, column:43]'}
    – Mark
    May 7 '19 at 20:44
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    I don't know the working details of simple salesforce but I don't think you need ShippingAddress attribute at all. Just the individual field names and values.
    – Jayant Das
    May 7 '19 at 20:45
  • @JayantDas Thanks! that seems to have worked!
    – Mark
    May 7 '19 at 20:49

Disclaimer: I don't have any experience working with simple-salesforce and neither I am associated with it anyway.

But based on how the Address Compound Field works and just by looking at simple-salesforce docs, seems you just need to use the individual compound field names here in your request without having the ShippingAddress attribute.

Your request should look as:

        'Name': 'abc',
        'RecordTypeId': '0121U000000G51AbC',
        'ShippingCity': 'abc',
        'ShippingStreet': 'Town Hall',

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