We are seeing a test failure in a couple of our Continuous Integration builds (that deploy the same code) with the error:

System.SObjectException: Contact.AccountId does not belong to SObject type Contact

The error is occurring in the put in this code (where the SObjectField array is hard coded and so has been successfully compiled):

public static SObject copyFieldsToNewSob(SObject sob, SObjectField[] fields) {
    SObject result = sob.getSObjectType().newSObject();
    for (SObjectField f : fields) {
        if (!String.valueOf(f).equalsIgnoreCase('Id')) {
            result.put(f, sob.get(f));
    return result;

One org fails all the time and the other 2 out of 3 times.

I'll raise a case, but before I do is anyone else seeing this or knows if it will be fixed soon?

  • 3
    I feel sorry for the sob that has to deal with that! Ah unfortunate abbreviations. Not as bad as std I suppose.
    – Adrian Larson
    Jun 14, 2016 at 8:14
  • @Keith if you skip the 'AccountId' field, does put work for the other fields? Is the Account a Person Account? There is a blurb in the docs "Field tokens aren't available for person accounts. If you access Schema.Account.fieldname, you'll get an exception error. Instead, specify the field name as a string."
    – Arpi Jakab
    Dec 9, 2016 at 23:07
  • @ArpiJakab Thanks for that comment; not sure its the cause here but good to know.
    – Keith C
    Dec 10, 2016 at 10:51

1 Answer 1


Changing from this:

result.put(f, sob.get(f));

to this:

result.put(String.valueOf(f), sob.get(f));

works around the problem..

  • I suppose that's a fairly obvious workaround. Did you ever find a Known Issue or open a case?
    – Adrian Larson
    Aug 2, 2016 at 19:28
  • @AdrianLarson I left it to my colleague who couldn't create a simple test case that failed so in the end we gave up pursuing the case. There is probably a bug in there somewhere...
    – Keith C
    Aug 2, 2016 at 19:30

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