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Create a New Entry in Salesforce for a Named Entity

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Create A New Entry In Salesforce For A Named Entity

This Specification Macro Task creates a New Entry in Salesforce for a Named Entity.


Property NameDescription
TitleChanges the Title (not the name) of the task.
Entity NameThe name of the entity (for example "account").
Custom Data

Data for custom fields in the format CustField1=Custvalue1|CustField2=CustValue2 (Required).

For custom fields, created in SalesForce, the end of the field name is to be suffixed with __c.

For example:


Note - there are two underscores before the c.

Return ConstantThe name of the constant that the new Account ID will be posted to.
For more information on permitted Entity Names (Standard Objects) and the Custom Data (Standard Fields) that are required, please see:

Salesforce SOAP API Developer Guide.


When this Task is added the properties are static. To be able to build rules on a static properties see How To: Change A Static Property To A Dynamic Property.

Property NameExample RuleExample ResultMeaning
Entity Name"contact"contactThe new entry will be created on the contact entity, in SalesForce.
Custom Data"lastname=Smith"lastname=SmithThe field lastname will be populated with Smith.

Custom field suffix

Please see the caution for the Custom Data property in the Properties table above, regarding using a suffix for Custom Fields.

Return ConstantDWConstantCreateNewEntityReportDWConstantCreateNewEntityReportThis is the name of the Constant that the Task will report the new Entities ID number.

Using the Task in a Specification Macro

This task has different types of Outputs. For more information about Outputs see Specification Macros Task Node.

Outputs are only available within Specification Macros. Currently Outputs are not available for Specification Flow.

Status Outputs

This task supports Status Outputs. These can be used to perform different actions depending on what the status outcome of the task is. For more information see Status Outputs in the Task Node Outputs section of Specification Macros Task Node.

The status output navigation is as follows:


  • The entry was created in Salesforce.

Success with Warnings

  • N/A - should never be fulfilled.

Failed (one of the following occurred)

  • Entity Name field cannot be left empty.
  • Connection with Salesforce could not be established (For example incorrect Salesforce username specified in SalesForceUsername field).
  • Task exited with error (For example incorrect field name specified in a property field).

Data Outputs

Record ID - the task will return the Record ID of the entity that has been created or updated.