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?


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
    Feb 10 '15 at 14:28

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