Box is one of the leading content and collaboration providers for enterprise, giving users the ability to store and share files from both personal computers and mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. With over 200,000 business clients and enterprise grade security and architecture, Box is a great example of how rising Silicon Valley stars use MuleSoft’s Anypoint Platform for internal and external integration needs.
As Box is onboarding an ever increasing number of Global Fortune 500 companies, the need for MS SharePoint integration is growing rapidly. These large companies have traditionally made large investments in SharePoint, but are now looking to Box to meet the needs of a more mobile, collaborative workforce. For most organizations with both SharePoint and Box, integration is difficult or non-existent.
Importing records to your Salesforce account from Box is now easier than ever. No installation needed, all you need are your Box and Salesforce credentials and a CSV file with the records you want to send to Salesforce.
Let”s go through the steps to do it:
1 – Log in into your Box account
2 – On the top menu you can find a cloud icon, the Apps section. (This is the only time you will need to add an application, after is added you can just skip to step 6).
Back in the old days when I used to write SaaS integration apps for living (long time ago, like 2 months back…) I always found it somehow difficult to reconcile large datasets with the Anypoint Cloud Connectors. Don’t get me wrong, I love those connectors! They solve a lot of issues for me, from actually dealing with the API to handle security and reconnection. However, there’re use cases in which you want to retrieve large amounts of data from a Cloud Connectors (let’s say retrieve my 600K Salesforce contacts and put them in a CSV file). You just can’t pass that amount of information in one single API call, not to even mention that you’ll most likely won’t even be able to hold all of those contacts in memory. All of these puts you in a situation in which you will need to get the information in pages.
As you probably know, Box.com released a new API last december. And as you also probably know, we’re old fans of everything Box (you might remember prior posts about how to move Salesforce files into Box and how to move your Facebook pics to Box). That’s why when we heard about this new API we couldn’t wait to start playing with it, so that now we proudly announce the new Box Connector v2.0!
SOAP, JMS, Restful, SFTP… Sometimes your integration just comes to the point in which you need to be able to download a file from your browser. From Ubuntu One all the way to Dropbox and Google Drive, the number of file storage services on the cloud just keeps climbing. One that is particularly gaining a lot of momentum and putting a lot of effort on cloud to cloud integration is Box, so we decided to build a Cloud Connector for it and we’ll show it to you in this post.