I am quite new to SOQL and is trying to obtain a list of email address based on the result of the below nested query which returns the account ID.

Here are the two custom objects related to the account object

Account ==Master-Child==> Stores__c ==Master-Child==> Bank_Details__c

I would like to generate a list of emails to the accounts who has stores that uses a certain bank. So far my SOQL can generate a list of account IDs using the below SOQL but would like to know if there is a way to run a single query to obtain the email address for these account IDs as well. Is it possible?

--This gives me a list of account ID matching the bank criteria: SELECT Stores_Account__r.id FROM Bank_Details__c WHERE Bank_Name__c LIKE '%WBC%

I tried using the below to obtain the email address of these account IDs but end up with an error - The inner select field 'Stores_Account__r.id' cannot have more than one level of relationships

SELECT contact.email, contact.account.id FROM contact WHERE contact.account.id IN (SELECT Stores_Account__r.id FROM Bank_Details__c WHERE Bank_Name__c LIKE '%WBC%)

Regards, Chris

  • You will have to use collections (maps and lists) to store / map the results from the first query, then do a second query for the contacts and store them in a map. then process the results and you could pull data from the collections as needed
    – Eric
    Oct 16, 2015 at 15:13

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Following up on my comment here is an example on getting a list of contacts related tot he account with the bank name in your filter:

Set<ID> accIDs = New Set<ID>();

for(Bank_Name__c b : [SELECT Stores_Account__c FROM Bank_Details__c WHERE Bank_Name__c LIKE '%WBC%])

Contact[] cons = [Select ID, email from Contact Where AccountID IN :accIds];
  • Thank you Eric, that will seems to be the only solution for this scenario.
    – user16806
    Oct 16, 2015 at 23:05

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