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I am getting a URL for an image from an API call that I am assigning to a Rich text area field in Salesforce. The field is being populated with the text of the URL rather than the actaul image.

Is there a way in my Apex Class to define the input type into the field as an image URL so that the field populates with the image rather that the text?

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Rich Text fields are stored as HTML in Salesforce, so to show your image, you will have to wrap the image URL with <img tage before storing in the Rich Text field.

Example:

Rich_Text__c='<img src="http://www.w3schools.com/tags/smiley.gif" alt="Smiley face" width="42" height="42">';

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