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API wrapper for Salesforce written in Python

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salesforce-python is an API wrapper for Salesforce written in Python


pip install salesforce-python


from salesforce.client import Client

client = Client('CLIENT_KEY', 'CLIENT_SECRET', '', 'v41.0') # Host must have trailing slash

Get authorization url

url = client.authorization_url('REDIRECT_URI')

Exchange the code for a token

token = client.exchange_code('REDIRECT_URI', 'CODE')

Set the token


Refresh the token

new_token = client.refresh_token()

Get user information

user = client.get_user_info()

Get API versions

user = client.get_versions()

Get all resources by the version specified in the client instantiation.

versions = client.get_versions()

Get all objects described

metadata = client.get_describe_global()

Get an object

object = client.get_sobject('Lead)

Create an object

data = {'LastName': 'Doe', 'IsConverted': 'False', 'Status': 'Open - Not Contacted', 'IsUnreadByOwner': 'False', 'Company': 'NA', 'FirstName': 'John'}
response = client.create_sobject('Lead', data)

Get an object described

metadata = client.get_sobject_describe('Lead')


In order to create a webhook in Salesforce we need to create an APEX Class, Remote Site and Apex Trigger.

Create the APEX Class

In this example we are going to read the apex_class.txt file in the files folder included in this repository:

with open(os.path.join('/path/to/apex_class.txt'), 'r') as file:
    body =

response = client.create_apex_class('WebhookClass', body)

Create the Remote Site

URL is a string with the domain of your site:

url = ''
response = client.create_remote_site('RemoteSiteSetting', url)

Create the APEX Trigger

To create the Trigger, we are going to read the apex_trigger.txt file and replace some values.

with open(os.path.join('/path/to/apex_trigger.txt'), 'r') as file:
    body =

sobject = 'User'
event = 'after insert'
url = '' #This is the domain url + your webhook path

body = body.replace('{sobject}', sobject)
body = body.replace('{events}', event)
body = body.replace('{url}', "'" + url + "'")

response = client.create_apex_trigger('WebhookTrigger', body, sobject)

That's all, you should receive notifications every time you create a new user in your Salesforce dashboard.


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We are always grateful for any kind of contribution including but not limited to bug reports, code enhancements, bug fixes, and even functionality suggestions.

You can report any bug you find or suggest new functionality with a new issue.

If you want to add yourself some functionality to the wrapper:

  1. Fork it ( )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Adds my new feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request

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