Is it possible to use the Salesforce API to get an object's internal salesforce id. For example this id appears in the URL for a custom object setup: https://cs15.salesforce.com/ID?setupid=CustomObjects

Update; I used the tooling API with this query to get the object DeveloperName + the internal SF Id:


The listMetadata call in the Metadata API provides this functionality. I'm not aware of any other API calls that provide this ID value.

  • I was actually able to use the REST tooling API with this query: /services/data/v33.0/tooling/query/?q=SELECT+Id,DeveloperName,ExternalName+FROM+CustomObject – tauren.kristich Jul 2 '15 at 13:25

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