Creating a Data.com Sandbox
Create a sandbox to facilitate Data.com API development.
From Data Management, click Sandboxes.
Click New Sandbox.
Enter a name and description for your sandbox.
Click Create to create the type of sandbox you want.
- Developer Sandbox
Developer sandboxes are special-configuration sandboxes intended for coding and testing by a single developer. Multiple users can log into a single Developer sandbox, but the sandbox's primary purpose is to provide an environment in which changes under active development can be isolated until they’re ready to be shared. Just like Developer Pro sandboxes, Developer sandboxes copy all application and configuration information to the sandbox.
Developer sandboxes are limited to 200 MB of test or sample data, which is enough for many development and testing tasks. You can refresh a Developer sandbox one time per day.
- Developer Pro
Developer Pro sandboxes copy all of your production organization's reports, dashboards, price books, products, apps, and customizations under Setup but exclude all of your organization's standard and custom object records, documents, and attachments.
Creating a Developer Pro sandbox can decrease the time it takes to create or refresh a sandbox from several hours to just a few minutes, but it can only include up to 1 GB of data. You can refresh a Developer Pro sandbox one time per day.
- Partial Data
Partial Data sandboxes include all of your organization’s metadata and add a selected amount of your production org's data that you define using a sandbox template. A Partial Data sandbox is a Developer sandbox plus the data you define in a sandbox template. It includes the reports, dashboards, price books, products, apps, and customizations under Setup (including all of your metadata).
As defined by your sandbox template, Partial Data sandboxes can include your organization's standard and custom object records, documents, and attachments up to 5 GB of data and a maximum of 10,000 records per selected object. A Partial Data sandbox is smaller than a Full sandbox and has a shorter refresh interval. You can refresh a Partial Data sandbox every 5 days.
Full sandboxes copy your entire production organization and all its data, including standard and custom object records, documents, and attachments. You can refresh a Full sandbox every 29 days.
You access different data depending on the type of sandbox you create.
Developer and Developer Pro sandboxes use test data.
Partial Data and Full sandboxes can access production data if Data.com production licenses are copied to the sandbox.
You can reset the developer credits used in your Data.com Developer Sandbox and Data.com Developer Pro Sandbox environments. Credits are used to purchase Data.com records.
From Setup, click Data.com Administration > Users.
To reset a user’s credits, click Reset Credits in the Developer Usage column for that user.