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Salesforce Delete

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The Salesforce Delete step deletes records directly from your Salesforce database using the Salesforce Web Service.

You can delete a batch of records by indicating a starting point (Fieldname id) and the amount of records (Batch Size) to delete.

You can also use the following other PDI steps to modify your Salesforce database:


Enter the following information in the transformation step name field:

  • Step name: Specifies the unique name of the Salesforce Delete transformation step on the canvas. You can customize the name or leave it as the default.


General tab in Salesforce             Delete

The General tab contains the following sections.


Enter the connection information in the following transformation step options:

Salesforce Webservice URL

Specify the URL to the Salesforce Webservice.

The URL specified is dependent on the API version used by PDI:

  • PDI 7.0, 7.1, and 8.0 versions use API version 37.0.
  • PDI 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 versions use API version 41.0.
  • PDI 9.0 and later versions use API version 47.0.
UsernameSpecify the username for authenticating to Salesforce ( for example).
PasswordSpecify the password for authenticating to Salesforce. Enter your password followed by your security token. For example, if your password is PASSWORD and your security token is TOKEN, you would enter PASSWORDTOKEN in this field.
Test connectionClick to verify the connection can be made to the Salesforce Webservice URL you specified.


Enter the delete process settings in the following transformation step options:

Time outSpecify the timeout interval in milliseconds before the step times out.
Use compressionSelect to compress (.gzip) data when connecting between PDI and Salesforce.
Rollback all changes onRevert changes unless all records are processed successfully. When you select this option, records without errors are deleted, while records with errors are marked as failed in the deletion results. The default behavior is to allow partial success of deletion.
Batch SizeIndicate the number of records in the set of records (batch) to delete.

Select the module (table) in which you want to delete records.

This list will be populated upon successfully authenticating to Salesforce using the Test connection button.

Fieldname id

Select the name of the field containing the Salesforce ID of the first record in the set of records (batch) you want to delete.

This list is populated with field names received from the previous step in a transformation. For example, you can use the Salesforce Input step to get field names.