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Quick and Easy ETL From Salesforce to MySQL With Workflow and Heroku [Video]

This video demo shows how to set up your ETL pattern between Salesforce and MySQL.

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While sometimes unfortunate it is often necessary to have data silos that share data. The Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL) pattern has been around for a long time to address this need and there are tons of solutions out there. If you just need a quick and easy way to copy new & updated records in Salesforce to an external data source, a simple Heroku app and Salesforce Workflow might be the quickest and easiest solution. I’ve put together a sample Node.js application for this.

This sample app uses a Salesforce Workflow that sends created and updated contact records to an app on Heroku, which inserts or updates those records in a MySQL database. A simple transform JavaScript function makes it easy to customize this app for your own use case. To set up this app for your own uses, check out the instructions in the GitHub repo.

Let me know how it goes!

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