Am just wondering is there a way to saleforce provided libraries of schema/sobject to find name of a record type by pass in record Id in argmuments.

I am keen to find a way in which no soql is used hence. The library might use soql but this functionality can be embedded in a loop to get maximum output.

All ideas are welcome.

Till now I have reached a point where I can get to object record type but cheated as I hardcoded the object name but I was able to achieve this, but am wondering if a way is possible that I pass record Id and will get record type name out.

  • The solution has to be around custom object not Salesforce objects
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    You can use Id.getSObjectType() to get object type and use it with describe call to get the record type – Raul Mar 22 '19 at 1:15
  • AFAIK to get the recordtype for a specific record you will have to query for the record. If you just want all available types you can use above. Unless the record is part of a trigger then no need to query – Eric Mar 22 '19 at 4:35
  • Could you clarify if you want the record type of a specific record based on its Id, or a list of record types for the object of the record with a particular Id? – IllusiveBrian Mar 22 '19 at 20:14

As far as i know, you need to get this information through a query.

A possible solution would be to build a map or even a static map.

Map<Id, RecordType> mapRecordType = new Map<Id, RecordType>([Select Id, Name, ... FROM RecordType]);

This way once the map is initialized and loaded (used 1 SOQL query), you can access any RecordType in a loop very efficiently without any additional queries.

    String recordTypeName = mapRecordType.get([RecordTypeId]).Name;

I recommend you use RecordType.DeveloperName rather than RecordType.Name to ensure nothing breaks if someone changes the label but that is up to you.

Hope that helps.

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