This library provides a simple wrapper to the [Salesforce Bulk API](https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.api_asynch.meta/api_asynch/)
which offers a very fast method to create, update, delete, or even upsert large
numbers of Salesforce records asynchronously.
`salesforce_bulk_api` has been testing on Python 2.7, 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, and pypy.
At runtime, it depends on [requests](http://docs.python-requests.org/en/latest/)
and [simple_salesforce](https://github.com/heroku/simple-salesforce) (to handle
$ pip install salesforce_bulk_api
from salesforce_bulk_api import SalesforceBulkJob
job = SalesforceBulkJob('update', 'Contact')
['Id', 'FirstName', 'LastName', 'Your_Custom_Field__c'],
('CONTACT-1', 'Hello', 'World', 'My Custom Value'),
('CONTACT-2', 'Goodbye', 'Moon', 'Another Custom Value'),
The arguments to create a `SalesforceBulkJob` are the action ('create',
'update', 'delete', 'upsert') and the Salesforce object name (like 'Lead' or
'Contact' or 'Opportunity').
The first argument to `upload` is a list of column headers, using the Salesforce
technical field names for the object. You can find these in your Salesforce
under "Setup" -> "Customize" -> The Object Type.
The second argument to `upload` is *any iterable* (you can use a generator to
keep your memory usage lower!) of `tuple`s containing the field values.
`SalesforceBulkJob` will split your input into batches, upload them to Salesforce,
and wait for all of the batches to successfully complete. If you are interested
in the results, you can make a call to `.results()` after your initial call to
Because the upload to Salesforce is a fairly complicated operation, this library
performs extensive INFO-level logging to the logger named 'salesforce_bulk_api'.
You may want to turn this level up or down depending on your needs and your
Authentication with Salesforce
`salesforce_bulk_api` is configured with environment variables, which you can
provide externally to running your Python program, or by setting keys in
`os.environ`. The variables are as follows:
SALESFORCE_INSTANCE=...the domain name of your Salesforce instance, like abc123.salesforce.com...
SALESFORCE_SANDBOX=...the string "True" or "False", indicating whether this is a Salesforce sandbox instance...
SALESFORCE_USERNAME=...a valid Salesforce user with permissions to create and manage bulk jobs...
SALESFORCE_PASSWORD=...the Salesforce user's password...
SALESFORCE_SECURITY_TOKEN=...the Salesforce user's security token (which you get from the Salesforce user interface)...
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