Writing to SalesForce System.DateTime and System.Double Fields from SQL via Smart Connect
I am using the SalesForce Connector to push data from MS SQL into SalesForce.
When I try to push into a SalesForce System.DateTime field the Map will fail when I run it. Also, when I try to push into a SalesForce System.Double field the Map will run successfully but not actually push the data into SalesForce.
Has anyone else seen this issues, if so please provide some information on how to work around.
When sending dates to SalesForce I use yyyy-MM-dd as the format for the date. To format a date either use a calculated or date field in the SmartConnect mapping area.
return DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd") for the current date or
return DateTime.Now.ToString("yyyy-MM-dd"); for the current date or
source data : the column that contains the date
source format: the format of the source date
target format : select Long year, month, day format
I have not had any issues sending data to double fields, and the only way I can find to get an error with this is to pass in a numeric value that is too large for the field (decimal places dont seem to count, extra decimal places are ignored). Check that the number is the right size for the double field you are updating
Resurrecting an old post…Kevin, I don’t think you answered don4g’s question. He was asking about datetime, not date. How does SmarConnect convert a datetime field in sql server to a datetime field in Salesforce, which requires the timezone component??
In short, the answer isn’t that SC doesn’t format the datetime field – you do.
In the end, you are sending over the string, int, datetime fields, and you format those however you want (hopefully correctly).
So when reading the data from wherever it comes from (SQL Query in this initial example) the data is a “date” and not a “string” at that point (depends on how is read and from what source).
So you’d just need to format the output to SF to how SF wants it.
Ethan talks about the SF date & datetime formats here:
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