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Create Big Objects in Salesforce

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Today we learn about How to create Big Objects in Salesforce and it’s limitations
Standard objects is an objects which is created for you by salesforce
Custom objects is an objects which is created by you as per business requirement in salesforce
External objects is an objects which helps us to access data which stores in out side of salesforce.
Big Objects is an objects which helps us to store larger amount of data in salesforce.

Big Objects

Big Objects can store up to one million of 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 is indicated with API name 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 a 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: Its need to be extension has  __b

Step 3: Add Permission set in PermissionSet folder store permission set file
Note : its need to be extension has _Permission_Set

Step 4 : Add package.xml file need to store in major folder

Step 5:then make zip it
Step 6: Login to 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 sucessfully deployed Big Objects into your org .

Limitations :

  • You can create up to 100 big object 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 supports in trigger,process and flows
  • Big Objects can have relationship with Standard and Custom objects
  • You can use Bulk API and SOAP API to create records
  • After creation of Big Objects you can’t modify them like adding new fields and it will display only after creation of record.
  • We cannot use Big objects data in reports and dashboards
  • We can’t see data in standard tab

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