Salesforce: Enable Sync to Outlook Contact Link Feature

Article ID: 654
Last updated: 27 Oct, 2016

Riva Cloud and Riva On-Premise for Salesforce support syncing the Outlook Contact Link value to the primary contact value for corresponding Salesforce appointments and tasks.

In effect, Riva Cloud and Riva On-Premise can sync the value between Salesforce appointments and tasks...

... and Outlook appointments and tasks:

Outlook Contact Link Feature

By default, the Contact Link feature is not enabled in Outlook.

To enable this feature:

Enable Multiple Related Contacts

Implementation for Riva Cloud

Implementation for Riva On-Premise 2.4.37 or higher

This is available in the 2.4.37.19902 release of Riva On-Premise.

  1. In the Riva Manager application, select the Setup tab.

  2. In the right pane, double-click the Salesforce connection object to edit it.

  3. In the CRM Connection Edit window that appears, select the Options tab.

  4. Select the Events: Allow multiple contacts to be related check box.

Implementation for Riva On-Premise 2.4.35 and earlier

Options available in Riva 2.4.35 have been deprecated in Riva 2.4.37 and higher, because Riva 2.4.37 and higher supports Salesforce shared activities and event relations, which Riva 2.4.35 did not.

Disable syncing the primary contact as appointment attendee:

By default, the Salesforce connection is configured to include the primary contact as an attendee for Salesforce appointments/meetings synced to Exchange.

To disable this option, edit the Salesforce connection, and clear the Include primary contact as attendee check box.

Enable sync to the Outlook Contact Link feature:

Two custom option keys and values can be applied to the Salesforce connection (recommended) or to the Riva sync policy:

  • To enable sync from the Salesforce primary contact to the Outlook contact link, add the following custom option key and value:

    Crm.Salesforce.SetPrimaryContactOrLeadAsContactLink = True (Enables sync.)
    Crm.Salesforce.SetPrimaryContactOrLeadAsContactLink = False (Disables sync if previously enabled.)

  • To enable sync from the Outlook contact link feature to the Salesforce primary contact field, add the following custom option key and value:

    Sync.Ex.ResolveContactLinks = True (Enables sync.)
    Sync.Ex.ResolveContactLinks = False (Disables sync if previously enabled.)

Applies to

  • Riva Cloud for Salesforce and Exchange.
  • Riva On-Premise 2.4.29 or higher for Salesforce and Exchange.



Article ID: 654
Last updated: 27 Oct, 2016
Revision: 3
Views: 7769
Also read
item Salesforce: Set Related (Linked) Contacts on Events as Additive Only
item Calendaring & Tasks - Related Details - Using the "Contact Link" Feature

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private Riva Cloud - CRM Sync -> Already Started -> Manage Your CRM for Riva -> Salesforce -> Advanced Options & Settings

External links
https://kb.omni-ts.com/client/images/icons/article_out.svg http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-outlook/outlook-2013-show-contacts-below-the-notes-field/43f973a7-157c-4fd1-a405-d10c218d9e7e

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