Everything you need to know about Salesforce and Postman

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In this article, you will learn about Postman and how you can use it to search, find, and test Salesforce’s rich set of application program interfaces (APIs)
And also how to connect with your Sandbox and why to do it.

What is Postman?

Postman is an application used to test and develop APIs. It sends an HTTPS request from the client to the server via a network.

Also, you can use it for testing the functionality of APIs, debugging issues, and other tasks related to API development.

How to download Postman?

There are two ways to download Postman

For downloading the Postman application:

  1. Go to their official website
  2. Click the download button.
  3. Select the version of Postman you want and Download

After installing Postman, you can use it to test whether your APIs are working. You can also use it to create collections of requests and environment variables, as well as to collaborate with other developers and share your work.

For downloading the chrome extension

  1. Go to the Chrome Web store
  2. Search for Postman
  3. Install Postman, and you will see it in your chrome extension list. Just enable and use it.

How to connect Salesforce with Postman

It is pretty easy to connect Salesforce API with the postman
First, you need to have access to developer org, or you can try it out in your trailhead playground.

I will use the Trailhead Playground because it already has pre-installed packages.

  • Sign in to your trailhead account.
  • Go to this article, scroll down, click launch, and create your trailhead playground.
  • After that, click “ Get your Login Credentials” in the nav bar and reset your password.
  • Go to your trailhead playground and go to setup and Search for CORS.
  • Add two entries to the allowed origin list https://*.postman.co, and another for https://*.postman.com.
  • After that, Go to Postman and create a new workspace.
  • Set visibility to Personal
  • After that, go to the Explore and Search Salesforce Platform APIs.
  • There are two ways to fork APIs. You can do it directly or hover over the three dots and create a fork.
  • Hover over the three dots, select create, and save it as a Salesforce API Fork.
  • Go to your collection, and under Authorisation, scroll down to “Get New Access token.”
  •  Sign in and Allow
  • Once authentication is complete, you will get a popup. Click Proceed
  • Copy the instance URL and click “Use token.”
  • Go to the Variable, scroll to the endpoint, paste the instance URL, and Save.
  • Let’s see if it is working.
  • Go to the Bulk v2 and click the dropdown and select the query
  • Click the dropdown once again and Click Create Job Query
  • Make changes in the body
				
					{
"operation" : "query",
"query" : "SELECT id , name FROM Account",
"contentType" : "CSV",
"columnDelimiter" : "COMMA",
"lineEnding" : "CRLF"
}
				
			

 

  • Click Send
  • After that, go to the Get Job info query and click Send
  • Check if the ids are the same
  • And After that, you can Get Job Query Result and see all the accounts
  • You can cross-check it in your org. Go to the account and see all the records

That’s it, and that’s how you can use Postman to make requests to the Salesforce API and perform various tasks within your Salesforce account.

We hope this article was helpful. You can check out this article if you want to mask large data sets in your sandbox.

Saurabh Gupta

Saurabh Gupta

CEO/Co-Founder of Cloud Compliance and GPTfy

Talks about Salesforce Data Security, Privacy, AI, GDPR, CCPA, Data Management, Data Protection, and Enterprise Architecture

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