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incorrect signature: void getDescribe() from the type Schema.DescribeFieldResult

For the following 2 lines I am getting getting the error: Method does not exist or incorrect signature: void getDescribe() from the type Schema.DescribeFieldResult Schema.DescribeFieldResult ...
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Get entire relationship from SObjectField

I am working on Selector Layer and I would like to avoid situations where the relationship name is passed as a String. My Goal SELECT Account.Owner.Name FROM Opportunity Approach 1: Use ...
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Check if any field of a record has change dyncamically for a bulk trigger

I am trying to run validation in before update trigger which checks if a field value has changed in a particular status for the record. If it has changed then it adds a validation error. I wanted to ...
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How to find the encrypted fields from inside an LWC?

I have Shield Platform Encryption turned on for Account.Name and a server-side field describe call: System.debug(JSON.serializePretty(Account.Name.getDescribe())); returns as expected these ...
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DescribeFieldResult .IsCascadeDelete()/isRestrictedDelete() don't return the correct value for Opportunity.AccountId/Case.AccountId fields

In Case Object there is a "special" lookup field to Account, with the API Name AccountId and Label Account Id (btw in the UI we see Account Name as the field's label which is the name we ...
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Determine `SObject type` from relationship name without an exhaustive search

Consider a general relation 'Foo.Bar' and some SObject type. An example might be 'Account.Id' and an Opportunity.SObjectType. Can I determine SObjectType Foo is referring to without getting the field ...
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Using Apex to query Country Picklist Integration Values

We are using global country picklist in our org. For historical reasons, some of our countries have a difference in the name of the country and the integration value of the country. From Apex, I ...
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Is an Address and Location SObjects or a Compound Fields?

I am trying to build a picklist which would display all the available SObject, and global describe returns me some strange SObject Address, when I try to instantiate dynamically this SObject, it fails ...
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Use multiple languages on Schema.DescribeFieldResult

Is it possible to pass language on Schema.DescribeFieldResult so that I can get the field labels translated in multiple languages in apex?
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How to get pedefined field value mentioned in QuickAction?

Quick Action : SendMail I want to get predefined values using Apex QuickAction.QuickActionRequest req = new QuickAction.QuickActionRequest(); req.quickActionName = Schema.Case.QuickAction.SendEmail;...
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Get dependent picklist name from controller picklist name using APEX

I got a situation that if I pass the controlling picklist name then I have to find the dependent picklist field name using APEX. I know the vice versa can be achieved though ie , Dependent ----> ...
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Why Does Describe Information Always Return True for Updateable on Read-Only Fields?

I cloned the Administrator profile, removed the Edit permission for some fields on Opportunity Product, and applied the cloned profile to a non-admin user. I logged in as this user and went to a ...
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No such field ActivityOriginType even though returned through field map

We have an all fields query that gets the field map from an object's describe in Apex. It then loops over the map and assembles a query. In one clients org, the field map is spitting out ...
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Get the active and inactive values from the Picklist

I'm trying to get the active and inactive values, especially the inactive ones, from a picklist to activate them via code. The problem is that I can only get the active values. List<String> ...
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DescribeFieldResult.getReferenceTo returns only one type in a specific scenario

I am seeing some strange behavior where DescribeFieldResult.getReferenceTo returns only one type for the Lead.OwnerId field in some cases when invoked in a trigger context. The code below displays ...
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In order to check if a field is required or not, is the result of isNillable method sufficient?

Accordingly to the documentation of isNillable method of Schema.DescribeFieldResult class: isNillable() Returns true if the field is nillable, false otherwise. A nillable field can have ...
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Identifying the controlling picklist of a dependent picklist

Is it possible to identify the controlling picklist for a dependent picklist in Apex. Currently, I am using the DescribeFieldResult class to get information on object fields; type, name, length, etc. ...
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Field History object - value of column "Field" when tracked field is lookup (standard v custom)

I'm trying to selectively delete an SObject's field histories based on the members of an sobject's fieldset (think PII deletion - feature available V42). Example: OOTB Order with field set containing:...
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When is the AccountId field not available as a merge field for JS buttons

May be a basic question but I could not find specific documentation and I need to find out all objects where: The accountid field is NOT available as a merge field is a javascript button. In these ...
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SObjectType.newSobject(null, true) doesn't populate default values if called in vf action method, any tips?

I'm trying to create an sObject instance using following code: Schema.SObjectType targetType = Schema.getGlobalDescribe().get(objectName); sObject sObj = targetType.newSObject(null, true); This ...
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What are the 'magic' fields of Salesforce (e.g. Case.Comments)?

I am writing a SOQL generator that grabs the list of readable fields for an object and creates a query to fetch the data. (Unrelated, but because "Why?" is often asked - this subroutine is part of a ...
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How to get Two articles in One list using salesforce query

Hi every one I have a two articles: Offer__kav and Offer_order__kav. How to Query This Two Objects Related All Fields. For Ex: I tried : List<List<SObject>> search_results = [FIND 'SFDC'...
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How do I find out if a field is updateable by the System?

I am running a batch process that is marked without sharing. I would like to to take one course of action if the batch process can update a particular field, and another if not. For example: if (...
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How to Comparable interface sort a List<String> of Schema.DescribeFieldResult.getName() entries by many DescribeFieldResult properties?

I use str to dynamically generate input fields on a visualforce page. Unlike standard page layouts that come with a drag and drop layout editor, my page's positioning of input fields depends on the ...
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Programatically how can I link Case Status Values to a Defined Business/Support Process

I am trying to create a custom visualforce page that is aware of the Case Status Values that are related to a specific Case Support Process. I am able to get all Status Picklist Values from a ...
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Get All User References fields

I want to get dynamically all field for object (assume for Account) which are User reference . Using the describe method I can check that the field is Reference type but not clear how/if can I check ...
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Is there a way to read all Inactive values of Picklist?

Here is my code. I'm trying to read Picklist Values via code, but I also intend to find out all Inactive Values on the field as well, but those values are not getting called in below code: list<...
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How can the Describe for a Field of getPopulatedFieldsAsMap() be null

I'm doing a CRUD check on Field level, since under some weird circumstances our customers don't have update rights on Record level, but only on fields (it's a guest license). So in addition to the ...
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Dynamic SObject API Name from Object Label

Is there a way to fetch the Object API Name using the Dynamic Object label and Schema. The other way around i have done. But i need this way to get SF API Names to be sent through Rest. I tried for ...
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getRelationshipOrder() returning null

I'm trying this simple statement and getting null, shouldn't this be returning 1 since its a master-detail relationship? I've tried at API V40,41,42. Is my syntax wrong? Here's the relevant ...
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Any way to check a field's updateablity ignoring profiles?

The DescribeFieldResult.isUpdateable method incorporates the "Edit Access" setting of the Field level Security for a field i.e. it considers the field settings in the current profile. Is there a way ...
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"Field User.LastPasswordChangeDate is inaccessible in this context" when running 'Schema.sObjectField.getDescribe()'

The issue occurs when a bit more restricted profile is being used, so I am still reviewing whether it is actually the cause or if it's something else. n.b. we are working in a namespaced scratch org, ...
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REST API error middlename,suffix,informalname fields do not exist but they appear in describe results

We develop a AppExchange package and are having an issue with middlename,suffix,informalname fields on the Contact object. The issue is these fields are returned through a describe call also filtering ...
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How do I find the field type of parent/grandparent fields etc?

I have in my SQL relationship fields. The have written this query under a custom object. ex: SELECT name,Contact__r.Account.CreatedBy.Name FROM Four_Level_Check__c LIMIT 5 My need is to find the ...
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How do we get Index fields of an Object in Apex?

I want all the index fields of a particular object in apex. I have searched through the Schema describe but couldn't find a way to identify the field as indexed.
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What is the difference between creatable vs. updatable on Schema.DescribeFieldResult

When writing CRUD and FLS checks in apex I have noticed that I can check for the following: Schema.DescribeFieldResult fieldDescribe = field.getDescribe(); fieldDescribe.accessible; fieldDescribe....
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Reading Lookup Filter criteria from SObject field descriptions?

We are implementing a special type of lookup window in a VisualForce page, which displays a set of potential records a user can select from to populate a Lookup value. As a means to allow users to ...
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How to differ between rollup-summary and formula fields using APEX Schema functions?

I'm using describe functions to retrieve a DescribeFieldResult. Now on an Object I have two fields: one is a formula and the other is a rollup-summary. How can I differentiate between these two "types"...
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Match two Sobject field API Names and put the common in a Set

I am trying to pass two Sobject names to a method and match using Schema the Field API Names common in both of them. Like I have Object1 having fields A__c, B__c,X__c. Object2 having fields A__c, ...
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Get SObjectField with same API Name dynamically across SObjects

I have a unique situation. I have several different SObjects that are using the same field API names and I'm trying to get them dynamically by passing the SObjectType. For instance. This is for a ...
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Object and Field Describe in Lightning Component

Is it possible to get sObjectDescribe in Lightning Components? In my case I need to have all possible values of picklist-field, but filter out the list of options conditionally.
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How to put in VF page a link to the full list of related records of a parent?

I've seen that when a related list in a record's detail page surpasses 5 (or something) records, there is a link in the bottom that navigates to the full list of related records and nothing else. In ...
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Is There an Easy Way to Retrieve Field's External Alias

When creating custom fields on external objects you have the ability to add "External Alias / External Column Name" of the corresponding field name in the external data source. I've got a situation ...
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Is there is any way to get standard field api name from standard report types reports in apex?

I want to get the api name of the standard field being used in Reports of Standard report types. I used describe methods to get the columns used in a report. I analysed some of standard reports ...
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FieldPermissions.Field contains strings longer than described maximum

I'm investigating an issue where values of one of the columns on the "FieldPermissions" object get truncated when we sync them to a DB. The column in question is called "Field", and it contains the ...
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How to efficiently determine the `name` field of an sobject for dynamic query?

Is there a more efficient way to determine the name field of an sobject other than iterating through all the fields obtained via DescribeSOBjectResult? Often, the name field is simply Name but in ...
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DescribeSObjectResult not fetching Picklist

Need urgent Help I am executing the following code in execute anonymous. String objtype = 'Lead'; SObject objToBeCreated ; if(objtype == 'User') objToBeCreated = new User(); ...
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How can I distinguish the different Textarea fields in apex?

In Salesforce there are 3 different Text Area fields: Text Area, Text Area (Long), and Text Area (Rich). I'm doing some processing in a custom class and I need to distinguish between the 3 ...
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Does the "Only" part of the "Due Date Only" label of Task.ActivityDate have some significance?

This describe call: Task.ActivityDate.getDescribe().getLabel() returns "Due Date Only" rather than "Due Date" (that is used in e.g. the Task edit page). Is there some significance to the "Only" ...
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Schema sObjectType [Object] fields isUpdateable returns false despite profile config

Schema.sObjectType.Campaign.fields.My_CustObj_Id__c.isAccessible() // true Schema.sObjectType.Campaign.fields.My_CustObj_Id__c.isUpdateable() // false How is this possible?
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