Having an issue with just one small part of this answer someone gave on how to Hyperlink to records in Lightning Data Table

my question is what is the second ID (the one with key value of "Id" in the picture) in the object that is being passed to V.data? the "show_record_c" appears to be the standard 15 digit record ID used in hyperlinks so im not sure what that 18 digit id might be / if it is needed.

picture from Stack overflow question

The object being passed to v.data is a URL (specifically Hyperlink to a record) linking to a record. I know i can create an object with record ID and a Name, just don't want to get too far down the road and discover that the 18 digit id is something essential

  • They're both Salesforce Ids. See the linked question for more information (maybe more than you want to know!) about the format of 15-character and 18-character Salesforce Ids, which can be used interchangeably in all Salesforce APIs and URLs.
    – David Reed
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 22:15
  • so the 18 digit is just a converted 15 digit (just confirming before i mark it as "that solved my problem")
    – Bobbygllh
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 22:21
  • It's really the same Id. The final three characters are there to disambiguate for tools like Excel that don't do case-respecting comparisons. See the linked Q for more.
    – David Reed
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 22:22
  • yep i did read it, and it seemed like that was the case but wanted to doublecheck. Or maybe better question, is the 18 digit id needed in this situation?
    – Bobbygllh
    Commented Feb 20, 2019 at 22:24


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