I know that the name of the object is Obje and the name of the field set for this object if Fieldse.

Now I would like to get a List<Schema.SObjectField> (i.e. fields from the field set).

Right now I found only this approach:

public static List<Schema.FieldSetMember> readFieldSet(String fieldSetName, String ObjectName) {
        Map<String, Schema.SObjectType> GlobalDescribeMap = Schema.getGlobalDescribe();
        Schema.SObjectType SObjectTypeObj = GlobalDescribeMap.get(ObjectName);
        Schema.DescribeSObjectResult DescribeSObjectResultObj = SObjectTypeObj.getDescribe();

        Schema.FieldSet fieldSetObj = DescribeSObjectResultObj.FieldSets.getMap().get(fieldSetName);

        return fieldSetObj.getFields();

But here I am getting List<Schema.FieldSetMember> instead of List<Schema.SObjectField>.

Thank you.

After trying out to apply the answer to my problem I ended up with the following code:

public static List<Schema.SObjectField> readFieldSet(String fieldSetName, String objectName) {
        List<Schema.SObjectField> res = new List<Schema.SObjectField>();

        Map<String, Schema.SObjectType> GlobalDescribeMap = Schema.getGlobalDescribe();
        Schema.SObjectType SObjectTypeObj = GlobalDescribeMap.get(objectName);
        Schema.DescribeSObjectResult describeSObjectResultObj = SObjectTypeObj.getDescribe();
        Schema.FieldSet fieldSetObj = describeSObjectResultObj.fieldSets.getMap().get(fieldSetName);
        for (Schema.FieldSetMember f: fieldSetObj.getFields()) {

        return res;

And I am getting an error

Cannot resolve symbol getSObjectField

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What am I missing here?


List<Schema.FieldSetMember> is just what Schema.FieldSet.getFields() gives you. You can call getFieldPath() on each field set member to obtain the field's API name, and then convert to a Schema.SObjectField via


So given your existing code, you can do something like

Schema.FieldSet fieldSetObj = DescribeSObjectResultObj.FieldSets.getMap().get(fieldSetName);
List<Schema.SObjectField> fieldList = new List<Schema.SObjectField>();

for (Schema.FieldSetMember f: fieldSetObj.getFields()) {

return fieldList;

This might not be the most efficient way to handle this information, but the best approach will depend on your ultimate use case for the field set details.

  • I updated my question. In case you will have some time, help me out, please. Thank you. – yourbuddy Nov 20 '18 at 17:30
  • @yourbuddy The mistake was mine; apologies. I think the updated details above are correct. – David Reed Nov 20 '18 at 17:52

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