There are a number of reasons why a company would want to synchronize multiple instance of Salesforce.com:
- After a merger/acquisition you may want to merge multiple salesforce instances into one.
- You may wish to sync a staging/testing instance of Salesforce.com with a production instance i.e. replication.
In this demo, we show how to do replication with FoxWeave. We have two instances of Salesforce.com (i.e. two Salesforce.com accounts – “Production” and “Staging”). We replicate changes made in the Production instance, back into the Staging instance. Specifically, we replicate Account and Contact objects, but you can use the same methods to replicate any of the Salesforce objects.
We complicate the demo slightly however, by making sure that when the Contact objects are replicated to the Staging instance, they are linked to the same Account object as they were linked to on the Production system. So if, for example, an Account for “Acme.com” is added to the Production system and a Contact named “John Doe” is added to the “Acme.com” Account, when the two objects (Account and Contact) for “Acme.com” and “John Doe” are replicated to the Staging system, “John Doe” will be linked/connected to “Acme.com” on the Staging system i.e. the relationship betwen the two objects is maintained.
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