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External objects are similar to custom objects, but external object record data is stored outside your Salesforce organization. External objects are available with Salesforce Connect and Files Connect.

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Salesforce Connect report limitations?

We have an Odata endpoint configured for SF Connect access. 3 simple external objects, and having an extremely difficult time getting reports to function. Standard reports are ok until you add any ...
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Add Image to External Objects

I have created an External Object Customer . I need to add documents as well such as passport pic & pdf document. The data is now saved as binary from the database that I load data from. My ...
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Add custom/standard button to list view of external object

I'm trying to add a New Button to a list view on salesforce. Looks simple right? I'm able to do it in any list view with Salesforce Objects, but can't do it on External objects. We've overridden the ...
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Write files to Google Drive with External Data Storage

Using this tutorial I have connected my SF instance to Google Drive. I can only view the files --- is there a way to write to drive too? If it can be done, can it be added on a related list on ...
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Are Custom Metadata Types considered External Data Sources?

Back in 2016 we created a Custom Metadata Type with about 3000 rows. There is a trigger that reads all 3000 rows (via SOQL) and creates a map. This has been working for years, until Winter '19. Now, ...
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Externalobject Odata mapping, complextypes within complextype

I need the values of a complextype field, but it contains a list of other complextype. Is there a way to return such list of values? Currently it is populating with a incorrect value. From URL: {"...
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External Object general error message on login

When logging into an org as a System Admin, I receive the following error: The text of the error message: "Developer error in file apex://Order__x at line number -1" Stack trace error message: "...
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How to connect to SAP through Salesforce Connect

Can anyone help me how to connect to External Data i.e, SAP through Salesforce connect using External Data Source and External Objects. Thanks.
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How to shape ODATA datasource for Salesforce Connect to appear as related list?

I am starting with an ODATA datasource and Salesforce Connect and want to show an external object as a related list on an Account page. One of the fields in my ODATA datasource is the Account Id, ...
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Salesforce Connect Custom Adapter test class

What is the correct way to approach testing Salesforce Connect custom adapters? Perhaps there is a unified approach to testing all of its parts, but specifically what is the approach for testing the ...
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Obtaning refresh token when using Extenral Data Source with Salesforce OAuth 2

I'm trying to configure an External Data Source to use Salesforce Auth Provider so the OAuth 2 will pass access and refresh token. My configuration: Identity Type: Per User Authentication ...
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Error displaying one external table in salesforce

I have configured an external datasource in salesforce. While I able to display all the external objects in salesforce but the data of one object is not visible in salesforce. After enabling debug ...
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How can I add Tab to an External Object's Search Layouts?

I have two External Objects. One I added a few weeks ago and it has a Tab Search Layout: I can't remember how I gave it a Tab Search Layout but I need that for the following External Object (which ...
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Wild card search for external Objects

I am using Odata to connect to external objects and I have a requirement to display results based on search strings provided in visualforce page. I just learnt that Salesforce doesn't support Like ...
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Identifying user interacting with external objects using Salesforce Connect OData 4.0

I have external data source configured in Salesforce, it connects to OData 4.0 API. Let's say I have 1 external object in this data source, called Kitten. The problem: I want security to be handled on ...
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External Objects: The value of a parameter contains a character that is not allowed or the value exceeds the maximum allowed length

I created an External Object using an OData 4.0 provider and attempted to display the values of this object (several columns) in a listview. The listview displays an error with text as in title of OP:...
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External Object in Lightning error: “Unsupported Item”

I am currently developing a custom Apex adapter for Salesforce Connect. In Classic, the external object record is loading successfully from the external source. When I load the record in Lightning, ...
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SOSL for External Object

I have configured a Salesforce Connect relationship to an external data source using a custom Apex adapter. I am trying to configure one of the external objects to allow search. I have selected the "...
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SF Connect Custom Adapter: upsertRows not called

I have implemented a custom adapter for Salesforce Connect - two Apex classes, one that implements DataSource.Provider, the other implements DataSource.Connection. I have configured an External Data ...
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Map SFDC object to existing Table in Heroku

We have a Customer table that already exists in Heroku and we want to map that table to a custom object in Salesforce. When the Postgres table is updated, we want the corresponding custom object ...
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Can external object data be mocked?

We have a customer that has several large (many fields) external objects in their internal production environment. We need to do some development that will be very dependent on those object ...
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External Data source through apex custom adapter

I want to connect the external database from salesforce. I have developed the custom adapter (DataSource.Connection class and DataSource.Provider class). In connection class, Sync method is working ...
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OData connection using Lightining 2.0

When i am set up the url in salesforce and validate ans sync i am receiving this error. Please suggest me how to solve this ,its kind of urgency You don't have permission to view this external data....