Replicate Multiple Salesforce Chatter Accounts

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Replicate multiple Salesforce Chatter accounts to one or many databases.

CData Sync for Salesforce Chatter is a stand-alone application that provides solutions for a variety of replication scenarios such as replicating sandbox and production instances into your database. Both Sync for Windows and Sync for Java include a command-line interface (CLI) that makes it easy to manage multiple Salesforce Chatter connections. In this article we show how to use the CLI to replicate multiple Salesforce Chatter accounts.

Configure Salesforce Chatter Connections

You can save connection and email notification settings in an XML configuration file. To replicate multiple Salesforce Chatter accounts, use multiple configuration files. Below is an example configuration to replicate Salesforce Chatter to SQLite:

Windows

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <CDataSync> <DatabaseType>SQLite</DatabaseType> <DatabaseProvider>System.Data.SQLite</DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:343343;</ConnectionString> <ReplicateAll>False</ReplicateAll> <NotificationUserName></NotificationUserName> <DatabaseConnectionString>Data Source=C:\my.db</DatabaseConnectionString> <TaskSchedulerStartTime>09:51</TaskSchedulerStartTime> <TaskSchedulerInterval>Never</TaskSchedulerInterval> </CDataSync>

Java

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?> <CDataSync> <DatabaseType>SQLite</DatabaseType> <DatabaseProvider>org.sqlite.JDBC</DatabaseProvider> <ConnectionString>OAuthClientId=MyOAuthClientId;OAuthClientSecret=MyOAuthClientSecret;CallbackURL=http://localhost:343343;</ConnectionString> <ReplicateAll>False</ReplicateAll> <NotificationUserName></NotificationUserName> <DatabaseConnectionString>Data Source=C:\my.db</DatabaseConnectionString> </CDataSync>

Salesforce Chatter uses OAuth 2.0 authentication. To authenticate to Salesforce Chatter via OAuth 2.0, you will need to obtain the OAuthClientId, OAuthClientSecret, and CallbackURL by registering an app with Salesforce Chatter.

Configure Queries for Each Salesforce Chatter Instance

Sync enables you to control replication with standard SQL. The REPLICATE statement is a high-level command that caches and maintains a table in your database. You can define any SELECT query supported by the Salesforce Chatter API. The statement below caches and incrementally updates a table of Salesforce Chatter data:

REPLICATE Users;

You can specify a file containing the replication queries you want to use to update a particular database. Separate replication statements with semicolons. The following options are useful if you are replicating multiple Salesforce Chatter accounts into the same database:

You can use a different table prefix in the REPLICATE SELECT statement:

REPLICATE PROD_Users SELECT * FROM Users

Alternatively, you can use a different schema:

REPLICATE PROD.Users SELECT * FROM Users

Run Sync

After you have configured the connection strings and replication queries, you can run Sync with the following command-line options:

Windows

SalesforceChatterSync.exe -g MyProductionSalesforceChatterConfig.xml -f MyProductionSalesforceChatterSync.sql

Java

java -Xbootclasspath/p:c:\sqlitejdbc.jar -jar SalesforceChatterSync.jar -g MyProductionSalesforceChatterConfig.xml -f MyProductionSalesforceChatterSync.sql