What is Salesforce Web Services API?


What is Salesforce Web Services API?

SOAP API provides a powerful, convenient, and simple SOAP-based web services interface for interacting with Salesforce. You can use SOAP API to create, retrieve, update, or delete records. You can also use SOAP API to perform searches and much more. Use SOAP API in any language that supports web services.

Why do we use REST API in Salesforce?

Salesforce provides a REST API for interacting with its platform. It is the most common way to integrate with the third party services/applications. Its advantages include ease of integration and development, and it’s an excellent choice of technology for use with mobile applications and Web 2.0 projects.

What is API types of Salesforce APIs?

Required Editions and User Permissions

API Name Protocol Communication
User Interface API REST Synchronous
Tooling API REST or SOAP (WSDL) Synchronous
Bulk API 2.0 REST Asynchronous
Metadata API SOAP (WSDL) Asynchronous

How do I call a web API from Salesforce?

How to create a callout in apex?

  1. Step 1: Navigation. Open developer console in Salesforce org – click file – new – apex class.
  2. Step 2: Write Apex Class with Callout. Sample callout calling exchangerates API through Apex Rest API callout.
  3. Step 3: Adding Remote Site Settings.
  4. Step 4: Test your Salesforce Rest API Callout code.

What is endpoint in Salesforce?

OAuth endpoints are the URLs that you use to make OAuth authorization requests to Salesforce. Each OAuth flow defines which endpoints to use and what request data to provide.

Where do I find API in Salesforce?

Standard objects

  1. Go to Setup.
  2. Go to App Setup | click Customize.
  3. Locate the object the click Fields.
  4. Look for “API Name” column value in “Custom Fields & Relationships” section.

What is SOAP in Salesforce?

SOAP API stands for Simple Object Access Protocol API which supports XML only. It can be used to create, update, delete, retrieve records in any language that supports web services. It is used to maintain passwords, perform searches, retrieve metadata.