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Salesforce select only fields for the object. Do not automatically bring back all fields in the child relationships.

This is about the DataStage Salesforce Connector.

When building the Salesforce Connector Stage by importing the objects fields from Salesforce using the "Browse Objects" function .

A list of tables in Salesforce will be presented.

One can click the "plus" box next to an object to expand it.

Two rows will be presented:

  1. "Fields"

  2. "Child Relations"

One can click only the "Fields" relations check box. And leave the "Child Relations" check box unchecked.

One then clicks "Import".

One would expect that only the Fields in the object will be imported.

The actual result is that the Fields for the object are imported, and also the fields in the child relations.

One is then required to delete the child relations manually from the column list.

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  • Jul 31 2020
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Developers wanting to efficiently build DataStage extracts from Salesforce.
How should it work?

When leaving the "Child Relations" box unchecked, the Fields from the Child Relations are not imported.

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification I view the current behaviour of DataStage when building a Salesforce Connector stage as a bug. In a fast changing Salesforce environment, we are not easily able to construct extracts from a table using the browser oject functioin.
Customer Name Jevan Steele
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    Virginie Grandhaye commented
    4 Aug 11:40am

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on our products.

    We'll consider this enhancement in a future release of Datastage if we see more demand for that.

    We'll update the status when it is scheduled to be implemented in a future release of the product.

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