|Available in: Developer Edition
Available for an additional cost in: Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions
Lightning Connect external objects map to data tables in external data sources and are available to Salesforce tools such as lookup relationships, record feeds, the Salesforce1 app, SOSL and SOQL queries, Salesforce APIs, and deployment via the Metadata API, change sets, and packages. To connect to an external data source, Lightning Connect uses the Open Data Protocol (OData) version 2.0.
For example, suppose that you have product order information stored in an external database and you want to view those orders as a related list on each customer record in Salesforce. Lightning Connect enables you to set up a relationship between the (parent) customer object and the (child) external object for orders. Then you can set up the page layouts for the parent object to include a related list that displays child records.
For Lightning Connect setup details and considerations, see the Salesforce Help.
- Account standard object (1)
- Sales_Order external object (2)