A simple but stupid question here:

I know we can query contactid from user as

    select contactid from user 

but why I can't see a field of 'contactid' from the object User, instead, I can only see the field of 'Contact'?

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1 Answer 1


Since it is a standard Lookup relationship, the field API name is always appended by 'Id' at the end. It refers to the contact field only.

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