Connectors and Plugins

Salesforce Knowledge Connector

Available for

  • Enterprise edition

Get in touch with Sales for licensing questions.

Salesforce Knowledge is an online content management system that helps businesses with their marketing, sales, and commerce needs. The connector is for both the Classic and the Lightning versions of Salesforce Knowledge.

The Source language of Memsource's project must match the Default language of Salesforce Knowledge configured in Knowledge Settings. English in Salesforce is actually English (United States) full locale.

The connector imports all updatable fields that have either string or textarea datatypes.

Use Cases

There are a number of use cases for the connector:

  • Project Managers can add files directly to projects from an online repository. Only documents that match the connector's source language or don't have any language set are listed.

  • Set up the Automation Widget allowing Submitters to add files to requests directly from the online repository. Only documents that match the connector's source language or don't have any language set are listed.

  • Use Automated Project Creation (APC) to have Memsource automatically create new projects when a change in the last modified date is detected for monitored files or a folder.

    • Selected files are imported the very first time APC runs.

  • The Connector API can be used to automate steps otherwise performed manually through the UI. Webhooks can be used to have Memsource notify 3rd party systems about certain events (for example, a job status change).

Article Workflow Recommendations

Translating Source Articles

To allow article authors to manually trigger translations:

  1. Add a new custom field in Salesforce Knowledge.

    The recommended type is Picklist with two values:

    • Translate

    • Translation Completed

  2. Configure the connector to monitor articles with a specific value in a specific field (e.g. Translate in field called Workflow_stage__c ensuring the API Name and not the Field Name or Label is used).

    The author applies this label to articles when ready for translation.

To notify the author when the article translation is complete:

  • Configure the connector to update a specific field with specific value when the translation is pushed to Salesforce Knowledge.

Memsource Settings


If accessing Memsource from a custom domain (ex., open an incognito browser window and log in via to apply the authentication required for the creation or saving of the connector. After saving, the connector can be accessed via the custom domain.

  1. From the Setup Setup_gear.png page, scroll down to the Integrations section.

  2. Click on Connectors.

    The Connectors page opens.

  3. Click New.

    The Create Connector page opens.

  4. Provide a name for the connection and change the Type to Salesforce Knowledge .

  5. Provide the name of the host.

  6. Optionally define when articles are to be translated based on field status.

  7. Optionally define field status on post-translation.

  8. Select what status translations should have.

  9. Provide Translate to languages specified in (APC).

    Automated Project Creation only creates jobs for languages specified in the custom field identified by its API Name (e.g. Target_Languages__c). The field type should be the multi-value picklist, where the values use Memsource language codes as the API Names.

  10. Click Connect to Salesforce.

    A checkmark will appear if the connection was successful. A red exclamation point will appear if it wasn't. Mouse over the icon to see additional details.

  11. Click Save.

    The connector is added to the list on the Connectors page.

If a default project, branch, and folder is required when connecting, open the connector configuration and click the Select Remote Folder button to set it.

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