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I am trying to create a new GroupMember via the REST API. My payload looks like:

{ "GroupId": "00Gj00000016xpyEAA", "UserOrGroupId": "005j000000C8xj6AAB" }

and the response I get:

[ { "message": "field integrity exception: unknown (invalid user or group: 005j000000C8xj6)", "errorCode": "FIELD_INTEGRITY_EXCEPTION", "fields": [ "unknown" ] } ]

It looks like the last 3 chars of the UserOrGroupId are being truncated. Anyone know if this is a known problem, or am I just not doing it right?

  • The last 3 chars are only used if the id is case insensitive. They are not needed. Is the group you are adding to a Customer Community Group? – Caspar Harmer Apr 20 '15 at 19:04
  • I think CaspNZ is right. You should use 15 digit case sensitive id. help.salesforce.com/apex/… – the_phantom Apr 20 '15 at 19:27
  • When I use the api to request all users, the AAB is part of the ID on that one, that I get back from SalesForce. The group is a new Public Group that I created previously and is now 'known'. Since it is SalesForce saying that it cannot find the 15-char user id, asking it to do so does not seem like the way to go but I did try that - same result. – Lee Chastain Apr 21 '15 at 16:00
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The api I POSTed to is: https://myinstance.salesforce.com/services/data/v36.0/sobjects/GroupMember. I was finally able to get it to work with no changes to payload, after I changed the user's profile to something other than 'Chatter Free User'.

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