Realfire Docs


Datasert Realfire is a Desktop Application built on top of industry standard technologies Java 8 and Eclipse RCP Platform. It is supported on Mac, Windows and Linux platforms.

Its primary goal is to enable customers to Query, View and Manage Salesforce data in a powerful way.


Report Issues

If you are running into issues or just need help usaing the application, please get in touch with us. We will do our best to get through and set you up for success.

System Setup

The only system requirement to run Realfire is that there is Java 8 64 bit JDK is installed in your system (note that Java 8 32bit JDK or Java 9 JDK will not work). You can check if your system has 64 bit Java using following command.

$ java -d64 -version
java version "1.8.0_121"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_121-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.121-b13, mixed mode)

Notice the Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit part, which confirms it is 64 bit. If you have 32 bit JDK, it will give following message.

$ java -d64 -version
This Java instance does not support a 64-bit JVM. Please install the desired version.

If you do have 32 bit JDK, install 64 version of Java as follows.

Mac: Best way to install java in Mac is via Brew. Once you have brew installed execute brew tap caskroom/versions and then brew cask install java8 to install Java 8

Windows: You will have to download from Oracle Site. Make sure you select Windows x64. Check out this help for instructions.


Latest version (2.0.17) of Realfire can be downloaded from following links. Mac version is packaged as .dmg file, Linux version is packaged as .tar.gz and windows version is packaged as .zip. Full download size is around 95MB.

Download latest version from Product Page


Mac OS

  • Download the mac archive (For ex., Realfire-3.0.6.dmg) to Downloads folder
  • Double click the .dmg file to mount it
  • Drag the into /Applications folder
  • Run the either directly double clicking in /Applications folder or through Launchpad.
  • First time you run the app, Mac will prompt stating Do you want to run application which is downloaded from internet. Click Open. Subseqently this prompt will not be shown.


  • Download the Windows archive (For ex., to Downloads folder
  • Unarchive the zip file. Typically, you can right click and select Extract. It should create a folder Realfire in that folder
  • Move the Realfire foder from Downloads to {user folder}/Applications Note: This step is important. If you do not move from Downloads folder, application will not function properly.
  • Run the realforce.exe from witin the Realfire folder


  • Download the Windows archive (For ex., to Downloads folder
  • Unarchive the tar file. It should extract to folder named Realfire
  • Move the Realfire foder to {user home}/Applications. If {user home}/Applications is not there, create new.
  • Run the realfire from witin the Realfire folder


Realfire has update check built in. It usually check for newer versions automatically and prompt you to install latest version. If you would like to check manually, navigate to menu Help -> Realfire -> Check for Updates and it should inform on latest version availability.


Realfire has one of the most advanced Dataloader for Salesforce. It allows you to tackle your complicated data manimulation requirements with ease.

Dataloader is available in Professional (with some limits) and Enterprise Edition.

See Dataloader for more information.


Realfire has many features where formulas can be used to encode complex business rules to transform/generate data. Formulas are supported in following places.

  • Dataloader Sql Update
  • Dataloader Field Mapping

Realfire has a Formula Playground (access from Top Menu -> Tools -> Formula Playground) which allows you to try out various formulas and see what value it produces.

See Formulas for more information about formulas.

License Management


To active Realfire, you need to have License Key and Activation Key. This key pair is provide upon Purchase. If you are part of a company, which purchased multi seat, please contact your administrator to get the keys.

  1. Click on Top Menu -> Help -> Realfire License. It should show a page like this, which shows the current license (either trial or other license you may have).

Current License Details

  1. Enter new license details. Here you would enter your details (even if the license was purchased by your company administrator) including license and activation keys.

New License Details

  1. Click on Activate. Product will prompt to confirm the activation and after activation it, will restart itself automatically.

  2. If there are errors, error will be shown in the same window as below. Please correct the errors and try again. If you think you have entered all details correctly and still getting an error, please let us know (

New License Error

Switch License

You can switch your license any time. Just enter the new license/activation key as explained in previous section.

Refresh License/Switch back to Trial

Sometimes you need to switch back to trial. Usual reason is you want to try additional features that are available in Trial after you purchasing either Essential or Professional license. If you get a confirmation from support team that license is updated for extended trial, follow these steps to refresh the license.

  1. Goto Realfire License window (Top Menu -> Help -> Realfire License).

  2. And Click on Refresh License. It should get the latest license from server and install. If that license contains extened trial, it will be activated.

Refresh License

Convert to Free

If you would like to convert to Free license, goto Realfire License window as explained in above section and click on Convert to Free.

Note that, Free version comes with limitations on number of connections you can created or other items you can have. Some of those items exceeding the limits, will be deleted as you interact with it.

If you would like you can take a backup of the Realfire worksapce ~/.realforce, which should contain all information that realforce manages.