I am using named credentials to store the username password for apex callout. In my apex class. I am storing using the below code to use the named credentials. Is there way not to hard code some_path URL in the code? Link - https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=000206791&language=en_US&type=1

HttpRequest req = new HttpRequest();
Http http = new Http();
HTTPResponse res = http.send(req);
  • I suppose that if your named credential define the whole url, you don't need to add the '/some_path' at the end. Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 15:55

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I often use a Custom Label to make string values configurable in my code:


You can also always go to Custom Settings when you want to make parts of your Apex code configurable:

  • List Custom Setting

    MySetting__c myCredential = MySetting__c.getInstance('Some Name');
  • Hierarchy Custom Setting


You might also consider Custom Metadata Types, which would operate similarly to the List Custom Setting approach.

  • I would never use custom label .Never for endpoints .Incase organizations translate they can translate these and would create huge issues later Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:25
  • Yes, translation would be problematic with labels. It seems like a bit of an admin training issue, though. I considered mentioning it but didn't find a way to concisely do so.
    – Adrian Larson
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 19:29
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    i've moved to Custom Metadata Types and away from list custom settings for the simple reason I get page layouts and hence easier to organize the various config fields
    – cropredy
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 20:44

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