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Release 7.1.2




You can create connections to your Salesforce instance from Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition. This connector is designed as a wrapper around the Salesforce REST API.


  • This is a read-only connection. 
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) is not supported.
  • Custom domains are not supported.


  • The account used to login from Designer Cloud Enterprise Edition must access Salesforce through a security token. 

    NOTE: Please contact your Salesforce administrator for the Server Name and the Security Token values.

  • The logged-in user must have required access to the tables and schema. For more information, see Using Salesforce.

  • If you haven't done so already, you must create and deploy an encryption key file for the Alteryx node to be shared by all relational connections. For more information, see Create Encryption Key File.


For more information, see Enable Relational Connections.


To create this connection:

  • In the Connections page, select the Applications tab. Click the Salesforce card. 
  • See Connections Page.

This connection can also be created using the API. 

Modify the following properties as needed:

Server Name

Enter the host name of your Salesforce implementation. Example value:
Connect String OptionsApply any connection string options that are part of your authentication to Salesforce. For more information, see below.
User NameUsername to use to connect to the database.
PasswordPassword associated with the above username.
Security Token generated in accountPaste the security token associated with the account to use for this connection.
Test ConnectionAfter you have defined the connection credentials type, credentials, and connection string, you can validate those credentials.
Default Column Data Type Inference

Set to disabled to prevent the platform from applying its own type inference to each column on import. The default value is enabled .

Connection NameDisplay name of the connection
Connection DescriptionDescription of the connection, which appears in the application.

Connect string options

You can apply the following options to your connection string.

Include system columns

By default, Salesforce does not include system columns generated by Salesforce in any response. To include them, add the following value to the Connect String Options textbox:


Unlimited number of calls

By default, Salesforce imposes a limit on the number of calls that can be made through the REST APIs by this connector. 

You can make the number of calls unlimited by appending the following to the Connect String Options textbox:



You can import datasets from Salesforce through the Import Data page. See Import Data Page.

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