Graph API in Salesforce

| By Webner

The Salesforce Graph API is a powerful tool that allows developers to access and manipulate data within Salesforce. It provides a unified interface for interacting with the Salesforce platform, allowing developers to quickly and easily build applications that integrate with Salesforce. The Graph API provides access to manipulate salesforce data (CRUD).

How to use Graph API in Salesforce?

  1. Create a Connected App.
  2. Generate a Consumer Key and Consumer Secret for the Connected App
  3. Use the Consumer Key and Consumer Secret to authenticate with the Graph API
  4. Make API calls to the Graph API using a third-party application.

The benefits of using Graph API in Salesforce

  1. Easier to use: Graph API is easier to use than the traditional Salesforce APIs, as it provides a more intuitive way of interacting with Salesforce data.
  2. Faster development: Graph API allows developers to quickly build applications that interact with Salesforce data, as we can interact with many records in one go.

What we can not perform using Graph API in Salesforce?

Using the Salesforce Graph API, it is not possible to:

  1. Create or modify Apex classes, triggers, or Visualforce pages.
  2. Create or modify custom objects or fields.
  3. Access Salesforce Chatter data.
  4. Access Salesforce Reports

params = {
"grant_type": "password",
"client_id": Client Id,
"client_secret": Client Secret,
"username": Username,
"password": Password
r ="", params=params)
//Access token and Instance URL
access_token = r.json().get("access_token")
instance_url = r.json().get("instance_url")
//Call Graph API
url = instance_url+'/services/data/v56.0/sobjects/Account
data = {
"Name": “Test Name”,
"Phone": “1234”,
"Message__c": message
res = requests.request("POST", url, headers=headers, json = data)

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