Users can access external objects from communities, but some requirements and limitations apply.
|Available in: both Salesforce Classic and Lightning Experience|
|Available in: Developer Edition|
Available for an extra cost in: Enterprise, Performance, and Unlimited Editions
- You must build the communities with the Customer Service (Napili) template or the Salesforce Tabs + Visualforce template.
- This list applies to communities that are built with the Customer Service (Napili) template.
- The external objects’ associated external data sources must have the High Data Volume option deselected. This requirement doesn’t apply to the cross-org adapter for Salesforce Connect.
- If an external data source’s Identity Type is set to Per User, community members can’t set up their own credentials. However, you can set up and manage each user’s authentication settings for external systems from Lightning Experience or Salesforce Classic.