How Connect Salesforce using ODBC PowerPack

Introduction

This article provides step-by-step guidance on connecting to Salesforce using ODBC. Below is a summary of the outlined steps in the article:

Prerequisites

  • ODBC PowerPack: Download and install the ZappySys ODBCPowerPack from the Customer Download Area or get the trial version.

  • SalesForce Account: Ensure you have a SalesForce account to access SalesForce data.

Steps

Generate Security Token

  1. Log in to Salesforce to generate the security token.

  2. Navigate to [Your Name] at the top > My Settings > Personal > Reset My Security Token. ![Generate Security Token]

  3. Get your token in your mailbox account

Connect with SalesForce driver in ODBC:

  1. Open the ODBC Data Source by typing “ODBC” in the search box and launching the ODBC Data Source.
    Open ODBC
  2. Create a User Data Source (User DSN) based on the ZappySys Salesforce Driver.
  3. Provide your username, password, and security token in the SalesForce Connection settings, then use the Test connection
  4. Navigate to the “Preview” tab, select a table from the Tables dropdown, choose a column ([value]), and click “Preview” to view the data.

Considerations

Save your Token securely for future use and generate a new one if needed.

Conclusion

This article includes screenshots for each step, providing a comprehensive guide for configuring the ZappySys SalesForce Driver using ODBC. For any issues or further assistance, feel free to contact our support team via chat on our website or through email at support@zappysys.com.