How can I export the fields of an object from Salesforce into an Excel sheet? I'm only looking for the field schema information, not the objects records.
There was a free App for such an export but unfortunately it seems reported broken and removed from public app exchange:
Try it. If you get it to run, it provides you a nice list with type information, label, api name, length, etc
We have also developed an sumilar App to read the field schema information, but jet not released an without excel export at this time. If 'easy describe' won't be fixed, I'll consider to release our app as private managed package.
If you just need the Api-Names, use any of the mentioned dataloaders. I would recommend workbench https://workbench.developerforce.com/login.php . Make an export limited to 1 row. In excel delete the lone data row and preserve only the first header row containing your field names. In excel there is an function to covert columns in rows. Use it and you have your list.
An other dirty trick is: go to the setup and your object and then to your field list. Mark it, copy it and paste it to excel. Won't be perfect but could be a start.
The best thing I came across is https://schemalister.herokuapp.com/. No installation required since it is hosted as a Heroku app.
There are different tools which will help you to get the fields name in excel from object.(I think this is called export).
for example, Apex DataLoader this tool helps you to import as well as export. (if you have many fields to type their api name then this will allow you to select all fields.)
another same tool is Force.com Explorer.
I hope this might help you.
Use Heroku app, https://www.dfeldt-describe.com
- No install required (uses OAuth2 to authenticate against your org)
- Works for Sandbox and Production
- View/Extract all object metadata available from sfdc's rest api
- Extracts full object metadata to an excel workbook (including all picklists)
- No limits issues on # of objects in your schema