keeping "retrieve inserted id" values with tsalesforceoutput
I have a manual salesforce insert routine that I'm trying to replicate in Talend, and I think maybe I just need a slightly different approach.
Manual version: I read a view from mssql with student records and about 25 columns. I insert 8 columns into accounts and get back an accountid for each one which gets added as a column to the recordset. Then I insert 12 or so columns into contacts, one of those columns being the accountid. Now the new contactid is also added as a column in the recordset. Then I insert the remaining 5 columns plus the accountid and contactid to a custom salesforce object, and it returns the id for that column, which also gets added as a new column in the recordset. After the 3 rounds of inserts, I go back to the original mssql database and store the 3 salesforce id values.
Talend version: I read the view from mssql, have it feed into a tmap, and map the 8 pertinent account columns to feed into a tsalesforceoutput/insert. I have "retrieve inserted id" turned on, and the accountid values do come back successfully, but the column gets added to the 8-column recordset that came OUT of the tmap, not the recordset that went INTO the tmap. Once I've inserted these 8 columns into accounts, I need to insert contacts, but the columns containing the contact information don't exist anymore except in the original recordset. I can't seem to pass through the rest of the columns through the tmap. How do I get the accountid back into the original recordset and have that recordset feed into a new tmap for purpose of inserting contacts and have the new accountid available as a column?
Re: keeping "retrieve inserted id" values with tsalesforceoutput
Hi Use a tFlowToIterate component to iterate the incoming data from mssql table, so that you access other columns on other component after retrieving the inserted id, for example: tMssqlInput--main(row1)--tFlowToIterate--iterate-->tFixedFlowInput_1--main--tSalesforceOutput_1--main--tMap_1-->tSalesforceOutput_2--main--tMap_3--main--tSalesForceOutput_3 on tFixedFlowInput_1: generate the current data with the first 8 columns for inserting into accounts model, for example: define a column called columnName, string type, on the schema, and then, select the "Using single Table" mode and set the column values: (String)globalMap.get("row1.columnName") // or (Integer)globalMap.get("row1.columnName") for Integer/int type // or (java.util.Date)globalMap.get("row1.columnName") for Date type // or other type on tMap: in the output table of tMap, define the current data with another 12 columns as you did on tFixedFlowInput. Hope this will help you. Best regards Shong
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