SNAPSHOT ETL DATAFLOW

Hi Beatiful People - 

 

I was able to learn how to create a snapshot etl dataflow,

 

just a quick question,

where in the dataflow can I add a column that shows the date for the historical data and the date column for the appended data?

 

 

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  • WorldWarHulk
    WorldWarHulk ⚪️
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    yes. or can I use the batch date for that?

  • jaeW_at_Onyx
    jaeW_at_Onyx Budapest / Portland, OR 🟤
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    Ask your CSM if it's possible to pair Salesforce with UPSERT or APPEND.

    https://www.domo.com/appstore/connector/salesforce-with-upsert-connector/overview

     

    While you can use ETL to build out this pipeline, Salesforce + UPSERT would be the Domo-preferred method (as opposed to building a recursive dataflow) for building history assuming the dataset is small enough (low millions of rows) and with some updates to MagicETL, this will scale pretty nicely.


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  • GrantSmith
    GrantSmith Indiana 🥷

    Hi @WorldWarHulk 

     

    It appears that the screenshot you posted is from the Knowledge base article (https://knowledge.domo.com/Prepare/DataFlow_Tips_and_Tricks/Creating_a_Recursive%2F%2FSnapshot_ETL_DataFlow) which is what I'm going off of. The way that's configured is it joins the historical with the live data and ignores / filters any historical data which exists in the live file thus you lose and information from the historical dataset.

     

    Are you wanting to keep a date of when it was first added to the dataset and another when it was last updated on the dataset?

     



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  • you mean to say, it will lose any data when the new data is appended? 

     

    I need a data to be appended and create a snapshot of historical data...

     

    my data comes from salesforce which doesnt store historical data... 

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