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I am trying to create an entry in the deletion_log__c object before the lead record gets deleted. I would like to capture all the lead field names along with values in the deletion_log__c object with the respective field values . I would like my code to be dynamic(I mean in future if i create any new fields , the same field values also should get captured with out modifying the existing code).

I am using the below code for the same.

trigger leadTrg on Lead (before delete) {

public Map <String, Schema.SObjectType> schemaMap = Schema.getGlobalDescribe();

 list<Deletion_Log__c> leadDeletionLogList = new list<Deletion_Log__c>();
 Schema.SObjectType leadSchema = schemaMap.get('Lead');
 Map<String, Schema.SObjectField> fieldMap = leadSchema.getDescribe().fields.getMap();
for (lead l: trigger.old){

    Deletion_Log__c leadDeletionLog = new Deletion_Log__c ();


    string logRecord ;

    for (String fieldName: fieldMap.keySet())
    { 
        system.debug('fieldName&&&'+fieldName);
        String fieldLabel = fieldMap.get(fieldName).getDescribe().getLabel();


        Schema.DisplayType fielddataType = fieldMap.get(fieldName).getDescribe().getType();

        s1 = s1+fieldName+'='+l.fieldName;

     }

     leadDeletionLog.data__c =  s1 ;
     leadDeletionLogList.add(leadDeletionLog);

  }
  insert leadDeletionLogList;
}

However, I am not able to save the code , I am getting the error message

"Invalid field fieldName for SObject Lead "

The statement " s1 = s1+fieldName+'='+l.fieldName;" is causing the error, I am clueless about the reason, has anyone ever encountered this error?

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  • I notice that l.fieldName is belong to Lead in for(Lead l:trigger.old) which is not exist, that's why it throw error.
    – unidha
    Commented May 6, 2017 at 13:52

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        s1 = s1+fieldName+'='+l.fieldName;

You need to use the SObject#get method to get a field value dynamically:

        s1 = s1+fieldName+'='+String.valueOf(l.get(fieldName));

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