March 5, 2012

Web Service API in Salesforce

Salesforce has powerful CRM features. In order to extend this features, we go for Web Service API.

Steps to define API in Salesforce:

1. Go to Setup menu.
2. Develop --> API

Bulk API:
Used to create, retrieve, delete and update large amount of records.

REST API:
Mainly used for integration. It also maintains passwords.

Metadata API:
Mainly used for migration from sandbox to production.

SOAP API:
Used to create, retrieve, delete and update records.


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