Help: SoqlX (v3.2)

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Login

SoqlX uses the API to connect to Salesforce. Depending on how your admin configured it, you may need to use your api security token in addition to your password to login. If so just add the token to the end of your password. e.g. if your password is `beerisnice` and your security token is `abv123`, enter `beerisniceabv123` as the password.

If you get a LOGIN_MUST_USE_SECURITY_TOKEN error means you most likely forgot to include your security token (search for security token in the Salesforce.com online help for more info)

Keychain: Let SoqlX securely store your login credentials on the keychain, you'll be much happier. Next time you run SoqlX it'll remember your username & password for you. If you have multiple logins, it can remember all of them.

Sandbox: Use the Server drop down to switch between production and sandbox logins. If you use the custom domains feature You can click the + sign next to the server drop down to add additional servers to the list.

Login: Using the File menu you can choose login and open more SoqlX windows, these can be for the same user, or for different users.


Queries

To execute a SOQL query, type the query into the box at the top, click Query (or Query All). The results will appear in the table, or for count queries in the bottom left hand corner.
The Query All button will run the query with the QueryAll API, which includes soft deleted and archived results. (This is the equivilent of ALL ROWS in Apex).

SOQL-R is supported, so you can do both queries that access foreign key relationships (like accessing account from a contact), and also aggregate child queries (like select accounts, and the contacts for each account). Double click the magnifying glass to expand the 2nd query table at the bottom, showing the child rows for that particular parent row.

If you queried the Id column then you can edit data inline. Double click the cell and type in your new value. When the cell looses focus the reecord in Salesforce will be updated. You can also check the deleted checkbox and hit the delete button to delete row(s). Click the Delete column header to quickly toggle the checkbox on all rows.

Using the File menu, you can save the query results to a CSV file, or save the text of the query itself.

The recent queries window will show you the last 10 queries you've executed. Double click a query to copy it to the SOQL query textbox. Watch the recent queries list animate the changes as you run new queries!.

SOSL queries work exactly the same way, type the SOSL query into the query box and hit query.

The list of SObjects & fields appear in the list view on the left hand side. Double click an SObject to automatically create a query to select all the fields. The Details button at the top of the window will open/close the details window which shows all the metadata about the currently selected SObject or field.

The search box above the SObject list can be used to filter & highlight entries in the list view.

Schema

Apex

Click the Apex button in the toolbar to switch to the anonymous apex window. From here you can enter your apex, hit `Execute` and see the debug output in the bottom right area. If there's an error in your apex it'll be highlighted. The different log level options in the middle can be used to control the amount of debug logging generated.

You can use the Save/Open File menu options to Save and Load your anonymous apex script.



Preferences


The Preferences window can be opened by selecting Preferences from the SoqlXplorer menu.
If "Check for updates" is enabled, SoqlX will check to see if there's an update available when you launch it. It does this check at most once a day. If there is an update available it'll show you the details and offer to install it.

The Edit Text Font/Size preference adjusts the font used in the Query text area, the Apex text area and the Apex log.

Advanced

New in v3.1 is the ability to launch SoqlX with an existing SessionID from the command line or other applications. This is aimed at developers who want to integrate SoqlX more closely with their tools. For example integrating it with Salesforce-DX (See this issue for details).

The custom URL schema is `soqlx` and it expected to receive a server name and session Id.

    soqlx://<ServerHostGoesHere>/sid/<SessionIdGoesHere>
        
    This can be used from the command line using the open command, e.g.
    open 'soqlx://na45.salesforce.com/sid/00D300000000QSf!AQwAQBW2zsIkQE_tIUx33T9StPuMlZ5X7hpcFWYXjJ3xG7Ckhb7zLEThisIsnotARealSessionID'
    
    SessionIDs typically have shell metachars in, hence the ' quoting used.



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