SugarCRM

API Integration Guide

Before you start

In order to avoid login conflicts, you will need to set up a custom “platform” name in the portal. It is best to name it something that describes and identifies your current integration.

Registering a New SugarCRM “Platform” Value

  1. As an admin in your SugarCRM instance, go to the Administration panel.

Admin Panel

  1. Select Configure API Platforms.

Configure API Platforms

  1. Enter a value of your choosing for the new platform and click Add and then Save.

Name Platform

You’ll then provide that Platform value when authenticating the SugarCRM Connector in Cyclr.

Authentication using Cyclr’s API

SugarCRM uses OAuth 2 Password Credentials.

If installing the SugarCRM connector using Cyclr’s API, we won’t redirect your users to the SugarCRM sign-in screen. Instead, it requires three account connector properties to be provided: Domain, Username and Password.

First provide a SugarCRM Domain:

curl -X POST
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json' 
     -H 'Accept: application/json' 
     -d '{
            "Name": "Domain",
            "Value": "myaccount.sugarcrm.eu"
         }'
'https://yourCyclrInstance/v1.0/account/connectors/SUGAR\_ACCOUNT\_CONNECTOR\_ID/properties'

SugarCRM Domain should be in the format of “myaccount.sugarcrm.eu“. There’s no “https://” or final forward slash if your URL is “https://myaccount.sugarcrm.eu/“.

Platform should be the custom platform value you set earlier.

Set up SugarCRM Username and Password as account connector properties:

curl -X POST
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json'
     -H 'Accept: application/json'
     -d '{
            "Name": "Username",
            "Value": "myuser"
         }'
'https://yourCyclrInstance/v1.0/account/connectors/SUGAR\_ACCOUNT\_CONNECTOR\_ID/properties'
curl -X POST 
     -H 'Content-Type: application/json' 
     -H 'Accept: application/json'
     -d '{
            "Name": "Password",
            "Value": "mypassword"
         }'
'https://yourCyclrInstance/v1.0/account/connectors/SUGAR\_ACCOUNT\_CONNECTOR\_ID/properties' 

Same as the OAuth Redirect flow, call /UpdateAccountConnectorOAuth with a one-time token. If the Domain, Username and Password are all correctly set up, your end-user will simply be redirected back to your application.

Applying Filters To Calls

The following methods support the use of additional filters to refine your request:

  • Get New And Updated Opportunities

To apply an additional filter you should add a custom field to the request with a Field Location in the format of field.operator (example: campaign_name.$contains). You can then supply a value for that field when making your requests (example: ‘Leads’).

The supported filter operators are as follows:

Operator Description
$equals Performs an exact match on that field.
$not_equals Matches on non-matching values.
$starts Matches on anything that starts with the value.
$ends Matches anything that ends with the value.
$contains Matches anything that contains the value.
$in Finds anything where field matches one of the values as specified as an array.
$not_in Finds anything where field does not match any of the values as specified as an array.
$is_null Checks if the field is null. This operation does not need a value specified.
$not_null Checks if the field is not null. This operation does not need a value specified.
$lt Matches when the field is less than the value.
$lte Matches when the field is less than or equal to the value.
$gt Matches when the field is greater than the value.
$gte Matches when the field is greater than or equal to the value.

More information on adding custom fields can be found here.

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