I have a scenario where I need to dynamically retrieve fields from a custom object, in which I don't know the
type. For the following code, the query is passed in from somewhere else, I just wrote it out for the purposes of this example.
This code works, however, the type is obviously explicit:
House__c o = Database.query('Select Id, NumberOfRooms__c from House__c limit 1'); System.debug(o.get('NumberOfRooms__c'));
So I thought I could write this code:
Object o = Database.query('Select Id, NumberOfRooms__c from House__c limit 1'); System.debug(o.get('NumberOfRooms__c'));
But I get the following error:
Error: Method does not exist or incorrect signature: void get(String) from the type Object
It looks like the
.get() method isn't available on
object, but is available on custom objects. Is this inherited from a class higher up in the hierarchy? If so, what can I cast
o to to get this method?
Or, alternatively, is there another way to dynamically retrieve the value of fields on the