There are a few web services that can be considered “priceless” and Magento Salesforce extension is one of them. The service, which stands for “if this then that” has the power to automate common tasks and help you discover better uses for services you already use. If you’re sick of manually doing things, Magento Salesforce is a breath of fresh air.
The service uses two main elements called triggers and actions which are organised by channels. Channels are the common web services you use on a daily basis, and there are more than 10 matching fields: Magento & Salesforce that play nicely with thí extension either as a trigger or an action. When a trigger is paired with an action it becomes a recipe, and if you’ve yet to create an interesting recipe then you’ve been missing out.
So let’s take a closer look at triggers, actions, recipes and sharing your creations from within Magento Salesforce.
Triggers + Actions = Recipes
A recipe is the name given to the pairing of a trigger and an action. Recipes are pre-prepared formulas, which have >100 combinations. If you’ve yet to use Magento Salesforce then browsing popular recipes will give you a good idea what the service can be used for, and just how useful some of the results can be.
Of course, there are some pretty useless recipes too that are either built for fun or for specific individuals, and that’s another big bonus – the ability to create your own recipes.
By connecting various different services that you use, Magento Salesforce allows you to use them as either triggers or actions with varying input options for each. Some channels have only a few actions, and others are infinitely customisable using search strings or custom URLs.
If you’re worried about your personal recipes being there for the world to see, bear in mind that a recipe has to be published before it is public meaning any new recipes you create will be private until you explicitly share your creation with the world.