Just a rails CRUD app to demo Heroku connect. It is set up to sync the Account object down. It relies on a field called external_id__c as it's external ID for upserts. The rails app will do the "right thing" and automatically generate a guid for any records created there. It's left up to the gentle reader to extend their salesforce org to "do the right thing" and generate a guid on the account object.
Get a trial force org. If you do not have an external id field called
external_id__c you will need to create one in your on the account object in Salesforce. You need to insure that it's a text field and it's set up as an external id.
Click on this button:
Or, deploy the app by hand:
git clone https://github.com/tsykoduk/HCRailsDemo cd HCRailsDemo heroku create heroku addons:create herokuconnect heroku addons:create papertrail git push heroku master
Now Launch https://dashboard.heroku.com/ and locate your newly created app.
Click on Heroku Connect under Add-Ons
Once you launch Heroku connect, you will be asked to create a new schema and connection to your salesforce org.
Map the following fields over in Heroku Connect, or just import the
ggn-hcdemo_connect_config.json file to load the configuration:
You will also need to point the External ID for upserts in Connect to
external_id__c. If you have a starting SFDC demo org, you should create a the
external_id__c custom field.
After your first sync, your Postgres table should look like this (use
\d salesforce.account in
heroku pg:psql to view it)
hcrails-dev::DATABASE=> \d salesforce.account Table "salesforce.account" Column | Type | Modifiers -------------------+-----------------------------+----------------------------------------------------------------- lastmodifieddate | timestamp without time zone | billingstreet | character varying(255) | website | character varying(255) | createddate | timestamp without time zone | billingpostalcode | character varying(20) | _hc_lastop | character varying(32) | name | character varying(255) | billinglongitude | double precision | billingcountry | character varying(80) | description | text | external_id__c | character varying(128) | _hc_err | text | accountsource | character varying(40) | phone | character varying(40) | billinglatitude | double precision | isdeleted | boolean | billingcity | character varying(40) | id | integer | not null default nextval('salesforce.account_id_seq'::regclass) fax | character varying(40) | billingstate | character varying(80) | sfid | character varying(18) | Indexes: "account_pkey" PRIMARY KEY, btree (id) "hcu_idx_account_external_id__c" UNIQUE, btree (external_id__c) "hcu_idx_account_sfid" UNIQUE, btree (sfid) "hc_idx_account_lastmodifieddate" btree (lastmodifieddate) Triggers: hc_account_logtrigger AFTER INSERT OR DELETE OR UPDATE ON salesforce.account FOR EACH ROW WHEN (get_xmlbinary()::text = 'base64'::text) EXECUTE PROCEDURE salesforce.hc_account_logger() hc_account_status_trigger BEFORE INSERT OR UPDATE ON salesforce.account FOR EACH ROW EXECUTE PROCEDURE salesforce.hc_account_status()
Launch the app
If you want to add guuids to existing records, you can open a console using
heroku run console and then run
helper.guuid_creator. This will load each record in the account object, and update the external_id__c field with a random guid if one does not already exist. This could take some time.
If you want to load more accounts, follow the steps above to deploy and set up the demo. Then simply pop open a Rails Console with
heroku run console. Once you have a console up and running run
helper.account_loader(#) where # is the number of records you want to create.