I want to get Developer Name of record Type without using SOQL query. With the below code, I'm able to get the "Name", but I want the DeveloperName. Let me know.

string recordTypeName = Schema.SObjectType.Account.getRecordTypeInfosById().get(Account.RecordTypeId).getName();
  • Why do you need the Developer Name rather than the name? Why do you need to do this without a SOQL query? May 27, 2015 at 7:11
  • That API (think you are missing a getDescribe in your example) unfortunately does not provide the developer name so querying is the simplest option. @AlexTennant Examples of where I've used the developer name are conditional rendering in Visualforce pages and conditional rendering in Angular templates. But introducing named variables that hold the record type ID could be done instead - just uglier.
    – Keith C
    May 27, 2015 at 7:38
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    im forming a regEx, its better to have DeveloperName than Name because Name has spaces! Don't want to use SOQL because I do not want to add a query just for this
    – sfdcFanBoy
    May 27, 2015 at 7:58
  • @KeithC I understand why you might want to know what the DeveloperName is, I was trying to understand this particular situation though in case there were viable alternatives. May 27, 2015 at 8:54

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it will be possible from Summer'18 https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/summer18/release-notes/rn_apex_developer_name.htm

Get the Developer Name for Record Types More Easily

We added Apex methods to help you get the developer name for record types more easily. Previously, the developer name was accessible only via SOQL on the RecordType SObject, and not via describe information.

Where: This change applies to Lightning Experience and Salesforce Classic in Enterprise, Performance, Unlimited, and Developer editions.

You can use the following methods to get the developer name.

  • Schema.DescribeSObjectResult.getRecordTypeInfosByDeveloperName()
  • Schema.RecordTypeInfo.getDeveloperName()

See Also
IdeaExchange: Get RecordTypeInfos by API name method

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    – Adrian Larson
    May 16, 2018 at 13:09

Short answer: There's no way to do that.

Long answer: Currently, the only way to access the developer name is to query for it. I'd recommend using an utility class with a static map so you can make just one call per execution.

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