This unit is part of the Salesforce Quick Start path.
If you haven't already done so, we recommend starting with Introduction: Salesforce quick start first before you go any further.
In this unit we'll cover how to point Pendula to the relevant objects within your data source which you want to communicate with, in other words, who your recipients are.
We do this be creating related objects. Once you have a related object configured, you can then use this to create templates and flows.
What's a related object?
A related object points Pendula to the relevant recipient within your data source. It helps establish what the context of your flow is, and who should receive any SMS or email communication.
Because recipients can be represented within Salesforce with different objects and data relationships (leads, contacts and users) it's important for Pendula to know which is the correct one to send to.
In this quick start collection, we'll be keeping it simple by creating a related object based around the contact object in Salesforce.
See Related objects for more information.
How to create a contact related object
Navigate to the Pendula Settings screen by clicking on the avatar icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen and selecting Settings
Scroll down to the Related Objects section
Click on the Select Data source dropdown field, and select
Click on the Select object dropdown field, and select
Contact. You can either scroll down to find this or alternatively search by typing
Contactdirectly into the field
Click on Advanced recipient fields, and enter the following values into each field:
Email address field:
Mobile phone field:
In the Related object name field, enter
Your new contact related object can now be used when creating your first template and flow.