Explore Geographical Relationhips in Salesforce Chatter Data with Power Map





Chatter ODBC Driver

Salesforce Chatter ODBC Driver は、ODBC 接続をサポートするさまざまなアプリケーションからSalesforce Chatter のリアルタイムデータ連携を実現するパワフルなツールです.

Chatter ODBC Driver を使って、データベースにクエリするのと同じくらい簡単にComments、Groups、Feeds、etc. にリアルタイムアクセスできます。

Create data visualizations with Salesforce Chatter data in Power Map.

The CData ODBC Driver for Salesforce Chatter is easy to set up and use with self-service analytics solutions like Power BI: Microsoft Excel provides built-in support for the ODBC standard. This article shows how to load the current Salesforce Chatter data into Excel and start generating location-based insights on Salesforce Chatter data in Power Map.

Create an ODBC Data Source for Salesforce Chatter

To connect to Salesforce Chatter data, your application will use connection properties defined in the data source name (DSN).

Below is a typical connection string:


You can configure the DSN in the built-in Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator. This is the last step of the driver installation. See the "Getting Started" chapter in the help documentation for a guide to use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure a DSN for Salesforce Chatter data.

Import Salesforce Chatter Data into Excel

You can import data into Power Map either from an Excel spreadsheet or from Power Pivot. For a step-by-step guide to use either method to import Salesforce Chatter data, see the "Using the ODBC Driver" section in the help documentation.

Geocode Salesforce Chatter Data

After importing the Salesforce Chatter data into an Excel spreadsheet or into PowerPivot, you can drag and drop Salesforce Chatter entities in Power Map. To open Power Map, click any cell in the spreadsheet and click Insert -> Map.

In the Choose Geography menu, Power Map detects the columns that have geographic information. In the Geography and Map Level menu in the Layer Pane, you can select the columns you want to work with. Power Map then plots the data. A dot represents a record that has this value. When you have selected the geographic columns you want, click Next.

Select Measures and Categories

You can then simply select columns: Measures and categories are automatically detected. The available chart types are Stacked Column, Clustered Column, Bubble, Heat Map, and Region.