This is loosely in reference to another Question: Client Id blank in "API Calls Made Within Last 7 Days"-Report

I'd like to find out, so that our Developers can implement it, where specific information is that would guide them on setting a Client ID on API calls (mostly from PHP, ASP, etc) to help isolate where calls are coming from on our site(s).

A very simple report is attached. There are rows further down this report that have 100's of thousands of calls, and most of them are BLANK client ID due to them being from our site(s).

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Now that I'm out of developer wanna-be mode, I have searched a bit, but cannot find any pages via Google that help with this specifically. :-/ The closest I've found is along the lines of this: https://developer.salesforce.com/forums?id=906F00000008tP2IAI

Thanks for any guidance. ;-)

Update: I just realized I did post about this a long time ago, but feel like this question is better equipped to relay the desired effect.

API Calls - What Script/ Page/ Etc Made The Call?

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@AMM, it looks like all you need to do is set the client element within the CallOptions header when making API calls. Take a look at the screenshot below showing a report that lists the custom Client ID sent with an API call.

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Below is the snippet of Ruby code I used to produce that audit record.

login_header = { "tns:CallOptions" => { "tns:client" => "retrieve-profiles-and-permissionsets.rb" } }
login_message = { username: username, password: password + token }
soap_response = partner_client.call :login, soap_header: login_header, message: login_message
  • Thanks for some insight. I'm going to have our Devs look at this as soon as is possible on their end. ;)
    – AMM
    Jul 1, 2014 at 18:25

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