Objects in Salesforce are database tables, their rows are known as records, and their columns are called fields. The QuerySalesforceObject processor queries Salesforce objects and retrieves their records. The processor constructs the query from processor properties or executes a custom SOQL (Salesforce Object Query Language) query and retrieves the result record dataset using the Salesforce REST API. The 'Query Type' processor property allows the query to be built in two ways. The 'Property Based Query' option allows to define a 'SELECT <fields> from <Salesforce object>' type query, with the fields defined in the 'Field Names' property and the Salesforce object defined in the 'sObject Name' property, whereas the 'Custom Query' option allows you to supply an arbitrary SOQL query. By using 'Custom Query', the processor can accept an optional input flowfile and reference the flowfile attributes in the query. However, incremental loading and record-based processing are only supported in 'Property Based Queries'.

OAuth2 Access Token Provider Service

The OAuth2 Access Token Provider Service handles Salesforce REST API authorization. In order to use OAuth2 authorization, create a new StandardOauth2AccessTokenProvider service and configure it as follows.

Age properties

The age properties are important to avoid processing duplicate records. Age filtering provides a sliding window that starts with the processor’s prior run time and ends with the current run time minus the age delay. Only records that are within the sliding window are queried and processed. On the processor, the Age Field property must be a datetime field of the queried object, this will be subject to the condition that it is greater than the processor's previous but less than the current run time (e.g. LastModifiedDate). The first run, for example, will query records whose LastModifiedDate field is earlier than the current run time. The second will look for records with LastModifiedDate fields that are later than the previous run time but earlier than the current run time.

The processor uses the Initial Age Filter as a specific timestamp that sets the beginning of the sliding window from which processing builds the initial query. The format must adhere to the Salesforce SOQL standards (see Salesforce documentation). The Age Delay moves the time of the records to be processed earlier than the current run time if necessary.