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MuleSoft, Salesforce POST

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MuleSoft, Salesforce POST

Take a look at this tutorial for more information on how to create a simple global HTTP connector to receive requests in Salesforce.

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HTTP Config:

MuleSoft has Salesforce connectors that facilitate CRUD operations for Salesforce objects. If you need to get data from Salesforce, take a look at MuleSoft, Salesforce Request.

HTTP Connector:

We are going to create a simple global HTTP connector to receive our requests:

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To make the example simple, we are going to create the following flow:

  •     /contacts POST  

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HTTP config:

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Salesforce Connector:

Drag and drop the Salesforce connector right after the GET HTTP:

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  • Select Salesforce Basic Authentication

  • Fill out the username, password, and security tokens with Salesforce credentials.

  • Click validate configurations to check the connection.

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Salesforce Create:

Going back to the Salesforce connector, select Create as Operation.

We are going to create a Contact so select it as sObject type.

Keep the sObject Field Mappings as default. From Expression #[payload]

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Drag and drop a transformer connector between HTTP and Salesforce. Doing that, you can make use of the data sense to help you to make the transformations.

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We are going to use the following payload to create a contact:

{
"last_name": "Obama",
"first_name": "Barack",
    "cel": "555 6987",
    "personal_email": "bo@whitehouse.com"
}

The MuleSoft Transformer should look like this:

%dw 1.0
%output application/java
---
[{
LastName: payload.last_name,
FirstName: payload.first_name,
Phone: payload.cel,
Email: payload.personal_email
}]

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NOTE: Pay special attention to %output, as it should be application/java

Add another transformer connector after the Salesforce connector. It will be responsible for transforming the resulted Salesforce message into JSON format.

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The transform message should look like this:

%dw 1.0
%output application/json
---
{
    id: payload[0].id,
    success: payload[0].success
}

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Creating a Contact

Start the Mule project from Postman, make a post request, and pass the contact JSON as a parameter:

{
"last_name": "Obama",
"first_name": "Barak",
    "cel": "555 5555",
    "personal_email": "bo@test.com"
}

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The JSON response should indicate if the contact was properly created.

Opening Salesforce, we can find our created Contact (Barak Obama).

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mulesoft ,salesforce ,integration ,tutorial ,http ,connectors ,crud ,post ,global http connector

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