In this article, we will walk through how to correlate SalesHood Export API data within Salesforce to build out custom reports and dashboards.
Step 1: Set up Report Types
Go to Setup → Report Types → Create new Report Type and then click next.
- Primary Object: select the object which is primary. The objects from export api are named with prefix as SH.
- Report Type Label: any
- Report Type Name: any
- Description: any
- Show in Category: depends on where you want to categorize this report type
- Deployment: select
- In Development if it’s being developed.
- Deployed if it’s ready for the report wizard.
In the step to setup Object Relationships, leave as-is and click Save.
Here is how Report Type looks like when created successfully. In this example, we created new report type named huddle_event_participant_process, which is using SH_Huddle_Event_Participation_Fact for the next steps.
- Great! To move on, click Edit Layout in Fields Available for Reports section.
- Next, click Add fields related via lookup.
- In this step, we are going to add more fields which have lookup type. As you can see in this example, I selected SH_Huddle_Event_Participation_Fact object, which has Huddle_Event_ID and Huddle_Event_Participant_ID as lookup field.
- The Huddle_Event_ID is linked to SH_Huddle_Event for getting the metadata of a huddle event.
- The Huddle_Event_Participant_ID is link to User for getting the user information.
- From here, we click on the expansion the select any additional fields we want to include the report. For example, we choose
- Full Name from Huddle_Event_Participant_ID;
- Huddle Name, Huddle Category, Host_ID.Full Name and Learning_Path.Path_Name from Huddle_Event_ID.
Step 2: Run the Report
- Click on App Launcher, search for Reports and click on it.
- In Reports tab, click New Report and find the Report Type we created before.
From here, we can run the report to have the correlated data between export api and salesforce.
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