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Create Custom Fields in Salesforce

  • Login to Salesforce with your credentials

  • Click on Setup on top right-hand corner

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  • From the menu on the left, navigate to: Build -> Customize -> Accounts -> Fields

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  • Scroll down to the bottom of the page and Click on New button in the Account Custom Fields & Relationships

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  • Choose Text as the Data Type and Click Next

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  • Enter the following information for details of this custom field and Click Next:

    • Field Label: Jitterbit_Account_ID
    • Length: 50
    • Field Name: Jitterbit_Account_ID
    • External ID: Checked (Very Important)

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  • Accept the default for field-level security and Click Next

  • Accept the default for page payouts and Click Save
  • Once you are back on the Account Fields, verify that you see the newly created custom field. Your custom field should look like this:

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  • It is important that under Data Type column, you see (External ID) for this field.
  • You are done.