Export Datasets in Salesforce Analytics Cloud – Video

Video tutorial showing steps to download existing Datasets from Salesforce Analytics Cloud

Once data is synced from various sources in Dataset, it is saved in proprietor format of Salesforce Wave Analytics Cloud and can be retrieved using Salesforce Analytics Query Language (SAQL). I came across free utility Analytics-Cloud-Dataset-Utils which is listed on my favorite Salesforce tools entry.

After downloading Analytics-Cloud-Dataset-Utils, simply execute jar file from console as shown in below video. New window will be opened in browser by executing that command.

Below video tutorial shows, how this tool can be used to extract Dataset from Salesforce Wave Analytics Cloud as a CSV file. Continue reading “Export Datasets in Salesforce Analytics Cloud – Video”

Salesforce Spring 15 – some highlighted features

Download PDF version of release notes from here.

1. Import Account / Contact from 16 different sources (previously generic csv was only option to import).

Import Account Contact in Salesforce - 16 sources
Import Account / Contact in Salesforce – 16 sources

2. Salesforce Analytics Query language (SAQL)
We already know about SOQL and SOSL. This is new Query language for Analytics cloud to enable ad hoc analysis of data stored in dataset. This is still in pilot.

3. Enhanced version of “Notes”

In this release, Salesforce has released new version of notes, which has many advantages over old like Create Standalone Notes, Relate same notes to multiple records, include bullet or numbered list, search only on notes, Create tasks from notes, Report on notes.

To enable Notes – Build | Customize | Notes | Settings | Enable Notes.

Salesforce Spring 15 Notes
Salesforce Spring 15 Notes [Click to enlarge]
 As you can see in image3, new Notes can relate to multiple records. Continue reading “Salesforce Spring 15 – some highlighted features”