What is the apt way to comment on salesforce version. For example Salesforce has released SPRING 15, but I see the API Version as 33.0

What is SPRING 15 exactly termed?


Spring'15 is the friendly name for less technical human beings.

There are usually 3 releases per year: spring, summer and winter. The year is incremented at the winter release, so what we get in late 2015 will become winter'16

33.0 is the API version typically incremented by 1 each release, so Summer'15 will end up with 34.0

Both names can be used to address a release.

There is even a third internal version number you might hear in serious and tricky support cases. It was somthing like 188.0 the last time I had to deal with it. As far as I know, you can't see this number in Salesforce or in the documentation, so I was a bit puzzled first. But under the hood, this seems to be the real version.


The versions supported on your pod can be accessed by the API at https://<pod>.salesforce.com/services/data/ i.e. https://cs17.salesforce.com/services/data/

This will return a list of all the supported API versions, along with their 'friendly' name:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <label>Winter '11</label>
    <label>Spring '15</label>

You can also view the exact point release that is installed on a pod at https://success.salesforce.com/issues_releases_view?release=194000000 - this will show you the bugs fixed in a release, along with the exact versions installed on each pod down the right-hand side.


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.