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I am trying to connect with the Salesforce via API call. I got the access token first by providing username, password, consumer key, consumer secret, grant_type. Then I used the access token and made the second call which is the actual API call for salesforce.

My question is, Is it possible to connect the Salesforce just using access token,username and password without really providing the consumer key and consumer secret or we definitely need the consumer key and consumer secret to connect with Salesforce.

We are using REST API and I don't want to use consumer key and consumer secret. Please suggested how to achieve this.
Hi there :)

i'm currently working on an native Android app for my company and ran into some problems with Salesforce lately.

I hope i can find some help here.

What i want to achieve:
The company has a lot of Accounts in Salesforce with 3 important fields for the app: Name, Business (Workshop or Parts Dealer) and location(latitude, longitude)
I would like to show those Accounts(Workshops/Parts Dealers) as markers on a google map in my Android app based on a radius around the user's current location. So it would be more than sufficient to get the data as JSON or XML(i read about sObjects, which would be nice too)

The app will be freely available on Google Play Store and every user should be able to see all the Workshops/Parts dealers around the world.

The problem i'm facing is that i can't find a way to fetch the data inside my app without authenticating every user with a Salesforce-Login. 
Which API is the best to use in this case?

It would be so awsome if anybody could help me with this problem.

What i tried so far: 
- SalesforceMobileSDK: If i extend SalesForceApplication i always end up with the Salesforce-Login Screen.
It seems that every client has to be authenticated for API-calls to work. I tried using the method "peekUnauthenticatedRestClient", but this method only works on full path URL's(e.g. "https://api.spotify.com/v1/search?q=James%20Brown&type=artist"), which isn't really practically for my Use-case.

- I feel like i read nearly all docs about salesforce api, but can't quite get my head around how to solve this problem, although it seems like to be a pretty common use-case.  

- would a salesforce-apex method which would select all records inside a set radius around the user's location be accessable without authentication?

Thanks for your help in advance!


I have an online store selling Sessions.

Each Session has multiple presentations.

A Session Package is made up of multiple sessions.


A session looks up to it's parent, which is a conference object, since we have yearly conferences.


I need a way to associate multiple sessions with multiple packages.

Package1 = Session1, Session2,Session18

Package2 = Session1,Session12,Session14

Package3 = Session12,Session14,Sesson2


I cannot use the master/detail or lookup, that forces me to use too many objects, also, I already have relationships on those objects.


Any ideas on how you would create this package builder?

I want to convert DateTime Value to Date Value , Please help me out ????????????