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Mass-downloading Documents from Salesforce.com

You can set this up in just a single step:

Go to Settings -> General and specify the path to the folder where you want to store files pulled from Salesforce:

Now, any time you include a field of type base64 in your SOQL Query – it will be converted to a file and saved at this location. It is a good idea to pull the Name and Id fields as well – this way XL-Connector will name the files as follows: <RecordId>-<FileName>. For example:

Select Id, Name, From Attachment

If you are downloading from the ContentVersion object, make sure to include Id, Title, and Extension fields:

Select Id, Title, Extension From ContentVersion

Now is a great time to pull all these files you have uploaded to Salesforce over the years, review them, and free up some storage by archiving the ones you don’t need and deleting them from Salesforce using XL-Connector Delete functionality!

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