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Integrate Increasing Data Sources with Lightning Connect

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In this world of increasing data sources; business users, managers, and executives want many data points from disparate data sources at their fingertips. This allows them to make smart, data-driven decisions. After many years of collecting data, companies end up with countless systems such as CRM, accounting, HR, and many more. Herein lies the challenge: How do you surface accounting data from system A and HR data from system B into Salesforce? Previously, this challenge has…
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What is Salesforce Lightning Connect?

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Salesforce Lightning Connect allows you to setup an external object (which is like an actual object in Salesforce, but is ReadOnly and cannot be used in reports, among other limitations) but the data is not stored in Salesforce. Instead, when a user views a list, related list, or detail page of records of that object; Salesforce Lightning Connect will make a real-time request to its related data source as it is configured. That data source must be provided…
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