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Thu, 07 June 2018

Connecting FlySpeed SQL Query to Salesforce.com

FlySpeed SQL Query is database query tool that can use ODBC to extend the number of database backends available to it.

The Salesforce.com ODBC Driver enables you to work with Salesforce.com data in FlySpeed SQL Query. Note that the procedure outlined in this blog is the same for any ODBC driver, so it's still relevant even if you are using FlySpeed SQL Query with another ODBC driver.

The Salesforce.com ODBC Driver is available to download from the Easysoft web site:

  1. Download the Windows Salesforce.com ODBC Driver. (Registration required.)
  2. Install and license the Salesforce.com ODBC Driver on the machine where is installed.

    For installation instructions, see the Salesforce.com ODBC Driver documentation.

Before you can use the Salesforce.com ODBC Driver to connect FlySpeed SQL Query to Salesforce.com, you need to configure an ODBC data source. An ODBC data source stores the connection details for the target database (e.g. Salesforce.com) and the ODBC driver that is required to connect to it (e.g. the Salesforce.com ODBC driver).

To create a Salesforce.com ODBC Driver data source:

  1. In the 32-bit version of ODBC Administrator, choose the System DSN tab, and then choose Add.

    To run the 32-bit version of ODBC Administrator, in the Windows Run dialog box, enter:

  2. In the Create New Data Source dialog box, choose Easysoft ODBC-Salesforce Driver, and then choose Finish.
  3. Complete the Easysoft ODBC-Salesforce Driver DSN Setup dialog box:
    Setting Value
    DSN Salesforce.com
    User Name The name of your Salesforce.com user. For example, myuser@mydomain.com.
    Password The password for your Salesforce.com user.
    Token The security token for your Salesforce.com user, if required.

    To find out whether you need to supply a security token, choose the Test button. If the connection attempt fails with an error which contains LOGIN_MUST_USE_SECURITY_TOKEN, you need to supply one.

    Salesforce.com emails the security token to the email address associated with your Salesforce.com user account. If you have not received a security token, you can regenerate it. Salesforce.com will then email the new security token to you. To regenerate your security token, log in to Salesforce.com and then choose Setup from the user menu. Search for "security token" in the Quick Find box. Click Reset Security Token in the Reset Security Token page. When you receive the token in your email client, copy it and then paste it into the Token field.

  4. Use the Test button to verify that you can successfully connect to Salesforce.com.
  1. In FlySpeed SQL Query, choose Connection > New Connection.

    The New Connection Wizard starts.

  2. In the Connection Type list, choose Generic ODBC Connection. Choose Next.
  3. From the System/User DSN list, choose your Salesforce ODBC Data Source. Choose Next.
  4. Choose Next.
  5. In the Name box, enter "Salesforce".
  6. Choose Finish.

    The Database User Password dialog box is displayed. Choose OK.

  7. In the SQL Text pane, enter SELECT * FROM Account. Choose the Execute button.