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Need assistance with how can I read apex class lines? which API should I use for accomplishing this REST or SOAP? Please help.

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  • You can use SOAP, REST, Tooling, Metadata SOAP, Metadata REST, SFDX CLI, etc. It really depends on what technology options you have available to you.
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 11 at 11:02
  • @sfdcfox I checked with salesforce rest API I did not get any endpoint that I can use to read apex class code. so basically what I need to know is how to read apex class code from an outside system if I choose rest API? Mar 11 at 11:05
  • /services/data/sobjects/ApexClass/01p5000000xxxxxAAA or /services/data/sobjects/ApexClass/Name/MyClassName. It gives you a response including the Body of the code.
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 11 at 11:13
  • @sfdcfox In my case, I will not have the class name of any Id to pass and get info. I will have only credentials of salesforce org. The purpose of implementation is to check vulnerabilities in code. Mar 11 at 11:15
  • You can use a query: /services/data/v50.0/query?q=SELECT+Name,Body+From+ApexClass, listMetadata from the Metadata API, etc.
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 11 at 11:19
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Hitting endpoint -> /services/data/v50.0/query?q=SELECT+Name,Body+From+ApexClass

will give the list of classes and we can check the content of the apex class using its body attribute.

As @sfdcfox specified in the above conversation body of classes from managed packaged will be hidden.

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