Salesforce is a library for accessing Salesforce using REST API. The library extends simple-salesforce library.

More information available at Salesforce REST API Developer Guide.


The keyword execute_dataloader_import can be used to mimic Salesforce Dataloader import behaviour.

input_object can be given in different formats. Below is an example where input is in RPA.Table format in method a and list format in method b.

*** Settings ***
Library     RPA.Salesforce
Library     RPA.Database
Task Setup  Authorize Salesforce

*** Tasks ***
# Method a
${orders}=        Database Query Result As Table
...               SELECT * FROM incoming_orders
${status}=        Execute Dataloader Insert
...               ${orders}  ${mapping_dict}  Tilaus__c
# Method b
${status}=        Execute Dataloader Insert
...               ${WORKDIR}${/}orders.json  ${mapping_dict}  Tilaus__c

Example file orders.json

        "asiakas": "0015I000002jBLIQA2"
        "asiakas": "0015I000002jBLDQA2"

mapping_object describes how the input data fields are mapped into Salesforce object attributes. In the example, the mapping defines that asiakas attribute in the input object is mapped into Tilaaja__c attribute of Tilaus__c custom Salesforce object.

    "Tilaus__c": {
        "asiakas": "Tilaaja__c"

Object type could be, for example, Tilaus__c.

Salesforce object operations

Following operations can be used to manage Salesforce objects:

  • Get Salesforce Object By Id
  • Create Salesforce Object
  • Update Salesforce Object
  • Upsert Salesforce Object
  • Delete Salesforce Object
  • Get Salesforce Object Metadata
  • Describe Salesforce Object

There are two ways to set the Salesforce domain. You can set the domain at time of library import or using the Set Domain keyword.

There are several ways to declare a domain at time of library import:

*** Settings ***
Library     RPA.Salesforce    sandbox=${TRUE}

Or using the domain to your Salesforce My domain:

*** Settings ***
Library     RPA.Salesforce    domain="robocorp"

The domain can also be set using the keyword Set Domain:

*** Settings ***
Library     RPA.Salesforce

*** Tasks ***
# Sets the domain for a sandbox environment
Set Domain    sandbox

# Sets the domain to a Salseforce My domain
Set Domain    robocorp

# Sets to domain to the default of 'login'
Set Domain


Robot Framework

*** Settings ***
Library     RPA.Salesforce
Task Setup  Authorize Salesforce

*** Variables ***
${ACCOUNT_NOKIA}    0015I000002jBLDQA2

*** Tasks ***
Change account details in Salesforce
    &{account}=      Get Salesforce Object By Id   Account  ${ACCOUNT_NOKIA}
    &{update_obj}=   Create Dictionary   Name=Nokia Ltd  BillingStreet=Nokia bulevard 1
    ${result}=       Update Salesforce Object  Account  ${ACCOUNT_NOKIA}  ${update_obj}

*** Keywords ***
Authorize Salesforce
    ${secrets}=     Get Secret   salesforce
    Auth With Token
    ...        username=${secrets}[USERNAME]
    ...        password=${secrets}[PASSWORD]
    ...        api_token=${secrets}[API_TOKEN]


import pprint
from RPA.Salesforce import Salesforce
from RPA.Robocorp.Vault import FileSecrets

pp = pprint.PrettyPrinter(indent=4)
filesecrets = FileSecrets("secrets.json")
secrets = filesecrets.get_secret("salesforce")

sf = Salesforce()
nokia_account_id = "0015I000002jBLDQA2"
account = sf.get_salesforce_object_by_id("Account", nokia_account_id)
billing_information = {
    "BillingStreet": "Nokia Bulevard 1",
    "BillingCity": "Espoo",
    "BillingPostalCode": "01210",
    "BillingCountry": "Finland",
result = sf.update_salesforce_object("Account", nokia_account_id, billing_information)
print(f"Update result: {result}")