How to Use the Salesforce Suite with Drupal 8: A Quick Start Guide

Aaron Bauman - Senior Software Engineer, Message Agency

Learn hands-on from the module’s architect how you can leverage the Salesforce Suite to integrate Drupal and Salesforce in D8.

Message Agency released Salesforce-8.x-3.0-rc1 at Drupalcon Baltimore and has continued to refine the modules toward a full release. The arrival of these modules are big news for Drupal 8 adoption, as many enterprises have been waiting for this milestone to plan D8 migrations. In an effort to accelerate refinement and adoption of this important contribution, we’re raising awareness about the release and providing a how-to presentation so developers can download the modules and start building.

This session is a follow-up to our previous webinar introducing the Suite’s new architecture, designed to provide an overview and practical instruction about the ways in which developers can use the Suite to integrate Drupal and Salesforce. We’ll review the following topics:

  • Directions (push/pull) available for integration
  • Options for synchronous and asynchronous data exchange
  • Overview of object mapping options and review of the mapping interface
  • Error handling and recovery

In our presentation, we will also provide tips and tricks for avoiding schema mismatches and touch on the planned roadmap of more advanced features.