So I have two workflow rules that fire when an Opportunity is created/updated. These two workflows set the same variable to either true/false depending on which criteria is met. I'm looking at pulling in the two Workflows through the REST API and I can do that using


Now looking at the data I can see the actions associated with the Workflow Rule.

"actions": [
    "name": "Action_Number_1",
    "type": "FieldUpdate"
    "name": "Action_Number_2",
    "type": "FieldUpdate"

My problem is that I cannot seem to find a way to tell which field is being updated by the action. I've tried numerous things. On the actual page for the action in Salesforce there is a row in column one that says "Field to Update: Opportunity: Field_Name", but I can't seem to pull in any relevant data with the REST API. Is this even possible?

1 Answer 1


After querying for the WorkflowRule data type you should pull the WorkflowFieldUpdate type. It's available via tooling API and should bring you all required details. See the specs here http://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/api_tooling/Content/sforce_api_objects_workflowfieldupdate.htm

  • Thank you, I'm still working on connecting all the dots for how each object fits together, but the WorkflowFieldUpdate definitely got me what I needed in terms of which field is being updated.
    – JamWils
    Commented Feb 10, 2015 at 14:28

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