Forif I say Task, there will be taskfeed as well as feeditem object having the same entry for one chatter feed for a task. what is the diference between these two?

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FeedItem is a generic object represents any feed, whereas something like TaskFeed or CaseFeed only applies to that particular object. The main reason for using an object-specific feed object is that the generic FeedItem needs a high level of permission to query:

If you are using API version 23.0 or later and have “View All Data” permission, you can directly query for a FeedItem.

Most users don't (and shouldn't) have that permission, so if you write some code a user can initiate that references FeedItem, you will get an error if they don't have View All Data. But they can query CaseFeed if they have access to Cases.

  • Hi @BritishBoyinDC! Does this also mean the following: all the data we have in UserFeed, CaseFeed, TaskFeed, ... XYZFeed is also found in FeedItem? Is it an exact copy? Dec 8, 2014 at 13:54
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    I don't think so - I believe FeedItem is the actual object doing the storing - the object specific feeds are just views on that data I think Dec 8, 2014 at 16:08

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