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Convert SObject to JSON

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    • Data

    • JSON

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The Convert SObject to JSON component in Plinqx offers a streamlined solution for converting Salesforce SObject records, or collections of SObjects, into JSON format. This functionality is essential for integrations that require data to be shared in JSON, aligning with the format expectations of many external systems and APIs.


  1. SObject (Single Record):

    Specify the SObject record that you wish to convert into JSON format.

  2. SObject List (Multiple Records):

    Provide a list of SObjects to be converted into JSON. This option is suitable for batch processing multiple records at once.

Note: You only need to provide one of these inputs based on whether you are converting a single SObject record or a list of SObjects.


  1. JSON String:

    The converted SObject or SObject list in JSON string format.

  2. Message:

    An error message, if any, encountered during the conversion process.

  3. Success:

    A boolean value indicating the success (true) or failure (false) of the conversion operation.

Example Scenario - Exporting Contact Data

Scenario Overview:

A Salesforce org needs to export a list of contact records to an external marketing tool that accepts data in JSON format. The marketing tool uses this data for targeted campaigns and analytics.

Implementation with Convert SObject to JSON Component:

  1. Flow Creation:

    Develop a Salesforce flow that triggers when a user initiates the export process for selected contacts.

  2. Adding Convert SObject to JSON Component:

    Integrate the Convert SObject to JSON component into the flow.

  3. Configuring Inputs:

    • Use the 'SObject List' input to pass the list of selected contact records that need exporting.
  4. Conversion to JSON:

    The flow executes the component, converting the contact records into a JSON string.

  5. Handling Outputs:

    • The 'JSON String' output provides the converted data, which can be used in subsequent steps for data export.

    • Implement error handling based on the 'Success' and 'Message' outputs, to manage any issues encountered during conversion.

  6. Data Export:

    Utilize the JSON string in an API call or data transfer process to send the contact data to the external marketing tool.


This implementation allows for the efficient conversion of contact data into JSON, facilitating seamless integration with the external marketing tool. The conversion process ensures data format compatibility, enhancing the reliability of data exchange and expanding the capabilities of the Salesforce org in external collaborations.