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Status Functionality already exists
Workspace Connectivity
Created by Guest
Created on Oct 23, 2020

loading data with Sales Force Connector for parent child relationships

Hello,
We want to use the standard relationship fonction existing in Salesforce between the Parent-Child object while loading the data through Datastage.
In the child object, we can specify the External ID of the parent objet and Salesforce automatically assigns the corresponding technical ID.
Example : while loading the Contract (child) object, we can specify external ID of Account (parent) object, i.e. instead of AccountID we specify Account.External_ID__c and Salesforce automatically assigns the corresponding AccountID in child object.
The same requirement also mentioned in Salesforce Developer forum
https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=9060G0000005QU3QAM

Thanks in advance,

  • Admin
    Virginie Grandhaye
    Feb 1, 2021

    As per the present functionality of the Salesforce Stage of Information Server, for a Parent-Child Relation, the Child Record can be upserted using either the External ID of the Parent Object or the ID of Parent Object.

    For example, for an object "PARENT", for one record we have the fields "ID" as "a2s2G000004FnRkQAK" and the "External ID" as "ExtPARENT00001", then we can load data into the Child Object, for example "CHILD01" using either the "ID" field or the "External ID" of the Parent Object

    The record can be loaded into the Child Object (CHILD01) with the data and metadata as follows

    (a) "ExtIDCHILD0001"( External ID CHILD01), "John" (Name CHILD01),"a2s2G000004FnRkQAK" (ID - PARENT)"

    or

    (b) "ExtIDCHILD0001"( External ID CHILD01), "John" (Name CHILD01),"ExtPARENT00001" (External ID - PARENT)"

    The example (b) as mentioned above must meet your requirement as I understand. If not, please let us know what is required