This very well may not be possible.

I am performing a SOQL with a user's Id to get their name and I would like for this to be a one liner pretty much.

What I'm wondering if there is a way to do is the following

String userName = [SELECT Id, Name FROM User WHERE Id = :userId LIMIT 1][0].Name;

I would like to access the SOQL array directly and get the occurence. Is something like this possible?

  • You want to do this in only one line, right ? – SF_user Jun 30 '15 at 14:12
  • That's the goal – Tyager Jun 30 '15 at 14:14
  • I can do it in two lines but not one :) ! – SF_user Jun 30 '15 at 14:15
  • You do mean first and last name as opposed to their username, correct? – crmprogdev Jun 30 '15 at 14:28
  • Correct. Name will contain first and last name – Tyager Jun 30 '15 at 15:03

The code I posted is possible and does work. SO yes, one liner is possible.

This is a valid statement

String userName = [SELECT Id, Name FROM User WHERE Id = :userId LIMIT 1][0].Name;
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    Ok, so you posted a question without try your code before ?! – SF_user Jun 30 '15 at 14:33
  • Have you tried that? It should throw an error as the query won't return a list. – crmprogdev Jun 30 '15 at 14:33
  • I didn't try it first cause I was being lazy (trait of my profession). But yes, I have tried it and it does work. Even though it is a limit to 1, I believe that it is returning an array with just one item in it. – Tyager Jun 30 '15 at 15:01

Just use String userName = [SELECT Name FROM User WHERE Id = :userId LIMIT 1];

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