0

In our environment, we have two custom Course objects, one's identifier is Course__c the other is hed__Course__c. (Don't ask me why, it's just how it is.)

The one I am focused on is Course__c. Course__c has a look up field that looks to another Course__c, this is for linking translated courses. In my object manager, everything looks correct, the field says the field name is Course__c.

However, when I go to assign this value through the API, I get the error Course: id value of incorrect type.

Double checking on this, through the lightning portal, I attempted to add the course field manually, it is searching for hed__Course__c, not Course__c. And when I select Add New it gives me the form to create a hed__Course__c.

Why would Salesforce get confused on this? The two objects have different names, just the same label... Seems like a bug to me

1
  • 3
    The field API name can be Course__c while the field looks up to, well, anything. You need to look at the field detail in Object Manager and click through the link to the looked-up object. You'll find it's hed__Course__c unless you've got some kind of other customization confusing things. – David Reed Feb 14 '19 at 0:29
0

Check Course__c.Course__c Lookup Field Definition via Setup> Object Manager > Course > Search fields for "Course"

Ensure that the field actually looks up to the Course__c and not the hed_Course__c object. Chances are the labels for both objects are similar and whoever created the Course__c.Course__c Lookup field accidentally linked to hed_Course__c and not Course__c object.

0

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.