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I want to find the references of a custom field i.e. where is the field used e.g. Layouts, Apex Classes, etc. via the AP/Tooling API.

There is an option on UI in professional salesforce orgs called Where is this used enter image description here

I want to access the same data but via the APIs

Is there any way to do this?

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You can get dependency on any custom object using MetadataComponentDependency tooling API. But, this is still in beta version (MetadataComponentDependency).

v49.0/tooling/query?q=SELECT+Id,+MetadataComponentId,+MetadataComponentNamespace,+MetadataComponentName,+MetadataComponentType,+RefMetadataComponentId,+RefMetadataComponentNamespace,+RefMetadataComponentName,+RefMetadataComponentType+FROM+MetadataComponentDependency

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Thanks,

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Another way to do this programmatically is to use the NPM package sfdc-soup (https://github.com/pgonzaleznetwork/sfdc-soup) which enhances the capabilities (and fixes many of the bugs) of the dependency API

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