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Integrate Salesforce Marketing Data in Your Informatica Cloud Instance

Use the CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce Marketing with the Informatica Cloud Secure Agent to access live Salesforce Marketing data from Informatica Cloud.

Informatica Cloud allows you to perform extract, transform, and load (ETL) tasks in the cloud. With the Cloud Secure Agent and the CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce Marketing, you get live access to Salesforce Marketing data, directly within Informatica Cloud. In this article, we will walk through downloading and registering the Cloud Secure Agent, connecting to Salesforce Marketing through the JDBC Driver and generating a mapping that can be used in any Informatica Cloud process.

Informatica Cloud Secure Agent

To work with the Salesforce Marketing data through the JDBC Driver, install the Cloud Secure Agent.

  1. Navigate to the Administrator page in Informatica Cloud
  2. Select the Runtime Environments tab
  3. Click "Download Secure Agent"
  4. Make note of the Install Token
  5. Run the installer on the client machine and register the Cloud Secure Agent with your username and install token

NOTE: It may take some time for all of the Cloud Secure Agent services to get up and running.

Connecting to the Salesforce Marketing JDBC Driver

With the Cloud Secure Agent installed and running, you are ready to connect to Salesforce Marketing through the JDBC Driver. Start by clicking the Connections tab and clicking New Connection. Fill in the following properties for the connection:

  • Connection Name: Name your connection (i.e.: CData Salesforce Marketing Connection)
  • Type: Select "JDBC_IC (Informatica Cloud)"
  • Runtime Environment: Select the runtime environment where you installed the Cloud Secure Agent
  • JDBC Connection URL: Set this to the JDBC URL for Salesforce Marketing. Your URL will look similar to the following:

    jdbc:sfmarketingcloud:User=myUser;Password=myPassword;InitiateOAuth=GETANDREFRESH;

    Authenticating to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    Set the User and Password to your login credentials, or to the credentials for a sandbox user if you are connecting to a sandbox account.

    Connecting to the Salesforce Marketing Cloud APIs

    By default, the data provider connects to production environments. Set UseSandbox to true to use a Salesforce Marketing Cloud sandbox account.

    The default Instance is s7 of the Web Services API; however, if you use a different instance, you can set Instance.

    Built-In Connection String Designer

    For assistance in constructing the JDBC URL, use the connection string designer built into the Salesforce Marketing JDBC Driver. Either double-click the .jar file or execute the .jar file from the command-line.

    java -jar cdata.jdbc.sfmarketingcloud.jar

    Fill in the connection properties and copy the connection string to the clipboard.

  • JDBC Jar Directory: Set this to the lib folder in the installation location for the JDBC Driver (on Windows, typically C:\Program Files\CData\CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce Marketing\)
  • Driver Class: Set this to cdata.jdbc.sfmarketingcloud.SFMarketingCloudDriver
  • Username: Set this to the username for Salesforce Marketing
  • Password: Set this to the password for Salesforce Marketing

Create a Mapping for Salesforce Marketing Data

With the connection to Salesforce Marketing configured, we can now access Salesforce Marketing data in any Informatica process. The steps below walk through creating a mapping for Salesforce Marketing to another data target.

  1. Navigate to the Data Integration page
  2. Click New.. and select Mapping from the Mappings tab
  3. Click the Source Object and in the Source tab, select the Connection and set the Source Type
  4. Click "Select" to choose the table to map
  5. In the Fields tab, select the fields from the Salesforce Marketing table to map
  6. Click the Target object and configure the Target source, table and fields. In the Field Mapping tab, map the source fields to the target fields.

With the mapping configured, you are ready to start integrating live Salesforce Marketing data with any of the supported connections in Informatica Cloud. Download a free, 30-day trial of the CData JDBC Driver for Salesforce Marketing and start working with your live Salesforce Marketing data in Informatica Cloud today.