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 ***

${orders}=        Database Query Result As Table
...               SELECT * FROM incoming_orders
${status}=        Execute Dataloader Insert
...               ${orders}  ${mapping_dict}  Tilaus__c

${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 Tilaajac attribute of Tilausc 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 object:

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


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.Robocloud.Secrets 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"\nUpdate result: {result}")

API Documentation

  • Robot Framework API
  • Python module API