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Build Your External Data Composer Solution

This page applies to: Conga Composer Enterprise Edition

This step assumes you have some familiarity with building a Composer solution. For additional information, visit Getting Started With Conga Composer. This step also introduces a new parameter, xid.

  1. Follow the steps to create a Composer solution .

  2. Add the xid parameter to your Composer solution in the following format:



    • xid – Indicates an external data source
    • QueryAlias – Choose an alias for your query and enter it here. Required. Cannot contain spaces or special characters, and must be between 3 and 20 characters long. This QueryAlias becomes the dataset name in Template Builder and in your template.
    • ExternalConnection - ExternalConnection is the alias of the data connection you set up in the Set up and Configure External Data Sources step.
    • QueryID – Salesforce Id of the Conga Query you set up in the Build Your Conga Query step.
  3. Add the dataset to your template by referencing the QueryAlias from above.

    For example, an xid parameter set up like the following:


      Code Product description Product name  
    {{TableStart:MyOracleDataAlias }} {{Code}}


    {{ProductName}} {{TableEnd:MyOracleDataAlias }}
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