Salesforce Connect and external objects
We briefly discussed external objects in the LDV section, but let's take a deeper dive in this section. Salesforce Connect is a point-and-click solution to integrate external systems with Salesforce without the need for writing complex code or requiring a middleware to move data across the systems. Data is queried from the external system on demand and made available to users in Salesforce. This way, you can easily integrate ERPs such as Oracle, SAP, or Microsoft, along with several other systems that support the OData protocol.
Short for Open Data Protocol, OData is a standard that's used for integrating disparate systems or databases. The OData protocol allows for the easy consumption of the interoperable RESTful (REST) APIs. The standardization of OData is its advantage given that you don't have to worry about the formats of different systems. Since both source and destination systems support the OData protocol...