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How to create Big Objects in Salesforce

How to create Big Objects in Salesforce

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How to create Big Objects in Salesforce

Today we learn about How to create Big Objects in Salesforce and its limitations.
Standard object is an object which is created for you by salesforce.
Custom object is an object which is created by you as per business requirement in salesforce.
External object is an object which helps us to access data that stores outside of salesforce.
Big Object is an object which helps us to store a larger amount of data in Salesforce. Big ObjectsBig Objects can store up to one million records into your salesforce organization you can create up to 100 Big Objects per org. (Limit of Big Objects creation depends on your org license type) and Big objects are indicated with API names as __b like Weather__b.

How to create Big Objects in Salesforce?

In order to create Big Objects we need to use only Metadata API, we need to create an object file, permission set file and package.xml file.

Step 1: Create a two folder like BigobjectName and PermissionSet

Step 2:In Big Object folder store object information
Note: It need to be extension has __bStep 3: Add Permission set in PermissionSet folder store permission set file
Note: its need to be extension has _Permission_SetStep 4: Add package.xml file need to store in a major folder

Step 5:then make zip it

Step 6: Log in to the workbench

Step 7: Navigation to Migration tab and click deploy

Step 8: Choose your BigObject.zip file and check on check only and allow package

Step 9: Click on Next and click on deploy

Step 10: You have successfully deployed Big Objects into your org.

Limitations :

  • You can create up to 100 big objects per org. The limits for big object fields are similar to the limits on custom objects and depend on your org’s license type.
  • You can’t use Salesforce Connect external objects to access big objects in another org.
  • Big Objects will not support a trigger, process, and flows.
  • Big Objects can have a relationship with Standard and Custom Objects.
  • You can use Bulk API and SOAP API to create records.
  • After the creation of Big Objects, you can’t modify them like adding new fields and it will display only after the creation of the record.
  • We cannot use Big objects data in reports and dashboards.
  • We can’t see data in the standard tab.

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