Questions tagged [externalid]

An external ID is a custom field that has the “External ID” attribute, meaning that it contains unique record identifiers from a system outside of Salesforce.

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How to upsert child records with invalid foreign external ID(parent external ID)?

I am trying to upsert contact related to account using CLI Data Loader. We have a requirement to insert contact successfully even if the account with the external ID doesn't exist. For Example, if ...
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Update using External Id

I understand UPDATE operation doesn't support ExternlID. Is there any other way i can use Dataloader to update Salesforce records using external id ? If i use UPSERT operation, i don't want to ...
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currentid controller test case [duplicate]

Good day, Inherited this code. Can someone please assist me with a test case. I'm really not sure where to start: public class currentIdController{ public String PrintNotes { get; set; } ...
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Trigger : External Id is not Linking Parent and Child

I am trying to build logic to clone Opportunity and all related Product (Custom) when Opportunity is closed won. I am using externalId to link it. It is cloning opportunity but for it is cloning but ...
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Dealing with failed records in an Upsert operation

With the help of responses to my previous posts I was finally successful in Upserting Contacts in Salesforce via Jitterbit using External Id. However two records failed. I am thinking these failed ...
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Dataloader - Upsert Contact and Relate to Account

How can I UPSERT Contact and relate it to the Account ? Data Structure Supplier_ID__c (External Id on Account ) Supplier_AdminID__c (External ID on Contact) Supplier_ID__c (lookup field on ...
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Bulk API upsert with both External Id and SFID in JSON

I'm using the Bulk API to upsert records into Salesforce. The Request contains both an External ID and also a Salesforce Id. Even though in the job detail references using the external Id, will ...
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SOQL vs Reports: Why is server losing connection when I run equivalent SOQL from Query Editor?

I have a Batch process which accepts 300,000 or so records from its query. When I run the query as a standalone in Query Editor or in Workbench, I get errors (discussed in last post Errors for count() ...
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Bad Field Names on Insert Update in Integration (but not on all records in transaction)

Scenario We have an integration that upserts records against Sobject A, C and CO. (I'm using letters to represent for brevity) A - Account C - Contact CO - CustomSobject (junction Sobject between A &...
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Check if Parent record exists using parent's External Id before inserting child

I have a child__c object that has a lookup relationship to Parent__c. Each have an ExternalId__c field in them. I am trying to create this relationship when inserting a child record. List<...
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Salesforce Data Loader Cant Upsert Tasks using External Id to link to Account?

I'm trying to Upsert Tasks to their Accounts using an ExternalID field but the 2nd step (Step 2b) doesn't appear with a Task Upsert. Does Task not support External IDs for Account-association? Also,...
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Not being able to query External Object from Trigger

I need to query an external Object from Contact Trigger. If records are present in the external object, then we have to update the contact. Otherwise we have to create the contact. Now, my issue is ...
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Dataloader Upserting: the Child overwrites the parent

I'm using Dataloader to Upsert a Child Account to Parent Account using an external ID. When the Upsert is complete, the Child overwrites the parent, it's not not connecting the Child Account to the ...
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Dataloader Upserting Child Account to Parent Account using External ID: [duplicate]

I'm using Dataloader to Upsert a Child Account to Parent Account using an external ID. When the Upsert is complete, it's creating a new account, it's not not connecting the Child Account to the ...
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AsyncSaveCallback not working in apex

I am trying to insert records to an external object and get the Id back for the inserted record I have the following piece of code Database.SaveResult[] insertResultAccount = Database.insertAsync(...
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Getting error while fetching external id type field

When i am trying to fetch external Id type field through soql.it is giving me error saying this column doesn't not exist on object if you are using custom field try to append __c .when it exists and ...
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Error Message When Using Clone Method in External ID scenario

I'm currently wrapping my head around inserting both parent records and child records at the same time. The second requirement is that all fields must be cloned. Example: Clone an Account and all ...
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Encrypt a text field that is both ExternalID and Unique

I am trying to determine if this is possible - Encrypt a text field that is both Unique and an ExternalID. Via deterministic encryption, I believe it is possible. I am just wanting to see if anyone ...
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Reparenting Child Records in Apex using External Id and Upsert from Legacy Instance

I have inserted Accounts from a legacy Salesforce instance with their old system id set as an external id on Account sObject. When I go to upsert the legacy child Opps I want to use the Opps ...
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ExternalID need to be unique?

I am trying to make a certain field an externalID,and the background job runs, and I never see the checbox get checked. Originally, I was trying to make it both unique an an externalID, however, ...
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How to use sfdx force:data:bulk:upsert on an object without an external ID?

I have a custom object (CustomObject__c) which is a child of another custom object. I want to import some records (CSV files) of CustomObject__c via SFDX (force:data:bulk:upsert). These are the ...
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SOAP API: Populate lookup using an external Id

Helping a client structure their C# SOAP API an upsert into Salesforce and we're running into issues. I'm having a hard time finding documentation on this. (searched all this doc, found nothing ...
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External Object Query in trigger

I have an external object lookup in case. I have a scenario when a record inserted or updated on the case. If the type and subtype field condition matches, I have to check the external object field ...
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Using External ID field from User in Dataloader to set lookup field (User)

I have created below two fields - Object: User, Field API: identifier__c, Type: Text(25) (External ID) (Unique Case Insensitive) Object: Lead, Field API: Lead_Owner__c, Type: Lookup(User) Sample ...
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Cannot update lookup reference by External Id, if current reference is not null

Scenario: Product__c product = [SELECT Id, ProcurementGroup__r.Number__c FROM Product__c LIMIT 1] product.ProcurementGroup__r = new ProcurementGroup__c(ExternalId__c = '123'); update product; I am ...
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Populate Owner in REST API Using external Id

I'm upserting a custom object via the REST api. How can I use the REST api to populate the record owner using an external id? See details below: Endpoint: /services/data/v42.0/sobjects/...
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Case Insensitive - GA Summer 19?

I have been doing some digging on case Insensitive encryption. I am reading this: Get Exact Matching with Case-Insensitive Deterministic Encryption (Generally Available) And it looks like this ...
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How do I continue to upsert with a SOAP call that has lookups that can't find a record via external id?

I have a SOAP request that sets the lookup fields using the lookup object's external IDs. However, for one particular lookup, I can't guarantee that it will find a matching Salesforce record. If that'...
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Using autonumber field type as externalId to make an upsert & store values in a Map from soql by external id

I know that those questions asked a few times here - but I saw that it little old (Greater than 3 years) and\or it doesn't have the "best answer" so I hope something changed about it. 1) Is there a ...
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How to execute class or method after update external id from post callout

I have a custom object in Salesforce with a set of fields. Some of the fields I sent over by an invocable method which calls a future method to send the first set of fields to entity in an external ...
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MemberNumber field in MemberPlan object not searchable

We have installed Health Cloud and there is an object named Member Plan. This object is searchable in setup (like all the standard objects). We created a custom external ID text field in this object, ...
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Upsert by External Id - Different recordTypes

I have an External Id on Account object. Is there a way to make an upsert when 2 records or more have the same external Id BUT they have different record type? When I make the upsert I get the ...
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External Id upsert

I know that with External Id, I can upsert a record and that will Insert or Update the record base on the External Id (update if exists or insert if not) instead of the regular Id. Is there is a way ...
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Adding a Custom Field to all sObjects in the same edit?

I want to add a custom field to all my salesforce objects, at the same time, a high level idea, is that they are control ID for an external source, but is there a way to add the fields to all objects ...
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Is it possible to get a value with a formulafield fro product to Order Product

I have a external id value on product which I want to put on the Order Product object. Is this possible with a formula field?
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URL link to SF record from external system - LIGHTNING

I have a requirement to provide a link to an external system, which will link to an Account in Salesforce. The external system doesn't store the AccountId, but uses an externalId (UUID). The UUID__c ...
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Why I am not getting empty field of type external Id, while fetching if from soql query?

Fetch empty text value of type external id using SOQL query in apex. I am using this query : Select id,name,CommentBody__c,CommentId__c,ParentId__c from Case_Comment__c where ParentId__c =:caseObj....
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External Id - Make unsearchable

I want to make the external Id field to be unsearchable from the global serach or sidebar search. Is it possible? If so how?
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Can we use Named Credentials with this Weird API?

In order to do something, we need to make call outs to an external server where the URL takes the format: http://www.example.com/path/{external_id}/doSomething?api-key={api-key} The external-id ...
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External ids in data infrastructure?

I just learned about setting related records with external ids, and I love it. It makes test code much easier to read and write, and it means I have to query less in general. In my ideal world, ...
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Record with duplicate external id was inserted through bulk API upsert

I have Account with user id as external id. I have a record of Account with user id 123 created 2 months ago. I have an upsert job created through bulk API yesterday with user id as ...
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updating a records using external Id in Apex

I copied the product data to another object named foo. I used only the name and externalId of product to copy it to Foo object. Foo's external id matches with product's external Id. Some of my ...
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How to accomplish conditional saving when using Unique External IDs?

I have an object with a Unique External ID field. It works fine but have a good amount of already existing records with the same value in the field. And I have a Flow which needs to populate a field ...
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Is it possible to not use an ExternalId field for Database.Upsert?

I'm trying to upser a list of Asset records via Database.upsert(List, externalIdField, boolean) and on the externalIdField, I want to pass the standard field 'SerialNumber'. List<Database....
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Custom Preference Page - External Key (Generate it / Retrieve preferences)

I need to make a Custom Preference Page (for the Cloud Marketing). I know that on the Standard Preference Page you use the "QS" value in the URL, and that it is used to fetch the Preferences from the ...
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How to refer to an existing record in REST API composite JSON?

When using REST API composite JSON, how to refer with external id an existing record to existing Master-Detail parent from a newly created child We have the following objects: Organization__c: Has ...
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Getting error while relating child to parent using external id

I am referring to this link for relating parent data with external id. Link: Click here Sample code which I am trying: ysr_NS_test__Object_Child__c childObjectReference = new ...
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How to make an External Id field unique in a managed package?

We need to make couple of existing external Id fields unique in a managed package, But it's not possible to make them unique once released. Unfortunately these have been not made unique by mistake (...
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Upserting a record using ExternalID is giving an error

I have an object of type Contact with an External ID field called my_external_id_field when i call: https://instance/services/data/v41.0/sobjects/Contact/my_external_id_field/012443 with a patch ...
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Will not upsert on external ID (claims a MISSING_ARGUMENT)

I am upserting a list a list and it claims the external ID is missing. It is not missing as shown below. I have broken my big upsert into a for loop to track the problem. I have played around with a ...