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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Way to migrate data in bulk which reference record types

Record Type standard object lacks Unique External Id field and doesn't allow to create a custom Unique External Id field, which brings a challenge to migrate data in bulk which reference record types, ...
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External ID not searchable in Global Search

We have a custom object (allow search = true) with a tab default on in a sandbox where there is an External ID field on which we'd like to perform search. When searching on it, nothing is displayed ...
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Update (never insert) a record by External Id using REST API

Salesforce offers a way to upsert a record by a given External Id: curl https://na1.salesforce.com/services/data/v20.0/sobjects/Account/customExtIdField__c/11999 -H "Authorization: Bearer token&...
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Make Custom '__c' Field Searchable in Global Search Bar

I have a custom field at the Opportunity Product level that can't be searched at the moment on the global search, even if I click on 'search all' I have seen this link that selects 'external ID' on ...
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How Does Upsert Work When No External Id Is Specified?

I have looked at the documentation on Database Methods. What I do not understand is, what happens when an upsert is performed without specifying an external id field? Is it just based on whether or ...
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How do i Upsert record in Parent- child relationship from custom to custom object Using External ID

We have data integration Job for SQL SERVER - SFDC using Talend data integration tool. SFDC environment: Full sandbox Account We have two custom object. In that, Master-Detail relationship from ...
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Rest API - Set polymorphic Lookup with external Id

I am wondering If it is possible to set a polymorphic lookup value with external Id with Rest API. I didn't find any documentation on this and it does work for me. Here I am trying to set the lookup ...
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Rest API - Lookup Field

I am trying to upsert list of ContactPointAddresses based on external Id Address_Id__c and it is working perfectly. But when I set the lookup field ContactPointAddresse.ParentId with the external id ...
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Fetch all records matching a repeating ExternalID [closed]

I have a non-unique custom field which is an ExternalID. Is it possible to fetch all records matching a given value using the REST API? The documentation example shows the API returns one record. ...
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Can we create an indexed field which is not unique

I am extremely new to salesforce. I read that we can mark any custom field as an ExternalID which creates an index over it. I have a use-case where I have multiple Address records which have the same ...
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Difference between Upsert and Update database methods

Good morning. Database.update (fields , allOrNothing) Database.upsert (fields, externalId, allOrNothing) I need help to understand why the second parameter "externalId" is not necessary on ...
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UPSERT REST Api creates new record because of space(%20) urlencoding

I'm currently trying to use the salesforce UPSERT endpoint. The ExternalId that I'm using contains a space, like so: North America_12345 so my URL looks like: /services/data/v49.0/sobjects/...
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Upsert not working in apex class

I have two object temp__c and NFSave___c. I am dumping all the data in temp object through data loader in rich text area field(Section__c). Then I am sending the data with apex class from Section ...
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Combined ExternalID

I have fields UserID and RoleID. Combination of these fields are unique. Is it possible make these combination as ExternalID without creating new field? Thanks in advance.
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Cross reference works for ID but not for External Id

I am facing INSUFFICIENT_ACCESS_ON_CROSS_REFERENCE_ENTITY while creating CaseComment object with external id CaseNumber for Case parent object. I am using the profile with "Partner Community" user ...
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Pass Non-Salesforce Site Data to Einstein Chatbot

Does anyone know a good way to pass site data (SAP Commerce Cloud) to the chatbot? Im thinking of storing the data in a login menu then using it through findOrCreate. Ideal Scenario: User logs into ...
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DUPLICATE_VALUE error - Composite REST API by External Id

I'm trying to upsert a record using an external Id with composite API. my external Id is (External ID) (Unique Case Insensitive) - to be precise - I created this field only with the external Id ...
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Check if upsert necessary

I am using external id and rest callout to another org, but is there a way to check if i need to make callout? Cause callout called even if all fields are the same. I can compare all fields, but its a ...
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How to retrieve all external id fields of account object?

I have a class public static List<AccFieldWrapper> AcctFields(String Account){ Map <String,Schema.SObjectType> mapobject = Schema.getGlobalDescribe(); Schema....
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Workbench upsert: how to use an External id?

I want to update a number of Cases using a CSV file that contains two fields: case number (NOT technical id, but the automatically generated human readable id/name) and a textual complaint. Data ...
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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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Why ExternalID field of parent Account is null?

I have the next code on my test Class: parentAcc.ExternalId = '001'; insert parentAcc; System.debug('parentAcc ExternalId' + parentAcc.ExternalId); childAccount.ParentId = parentAcc.id; insert ...
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External Id a standard field on Custom Objects

I am writing a data migration project to take data from an external system and map it into SFDC as a hierarchical structure of custom objects using the Bulk Api 2. The pattern is as follows: Insert ...
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Is it possible to make a single API request which deletes multiple records using external id without creating a custom rest resource?

Let's say I have an external identifier field Account.External_Id__c. I have a web application which has the values for this field and needs to delete multiple records, (e.g. "Abc123", "...
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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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Update both Pricebook2 and PricebookEntry objects using just one for loop

Having the next code: for (WrapperTest pb : pbs_lst) { Pricebook2 newPB2 = new Pricebook2(); PricebookEntry newPBE = ...
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Create AccountContactRelation with External IDs

I'm trying to insert multiple Contacts related to Accounts via a POST call from an external database. I'm relating the Contacts to the Accounts via an External ID, but if I want to relate a Contact ...
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Understand token expiry for Connected APP using JWT authentication

The session expiry for an accessToken can be configured at org level, profile level, connected app level. When authenticating via private key certificate using the JWT OAuth Flow, which session expiry ...
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Create a URL Formula to access an SObject UI using an external field

We typically have multiple systems that write on Salesforce two objects, A and B, which are related. Since we cannot perform any assumption on which one gets written first, we need to encode "...
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Update child record based on parent external id

I have two custom objects, the Rate Cards and the Rate Card Lines. What i need to do is to create rate card and rate card line records by deserializing two json files(one for the rate cards and one ...
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Upsert without an external Id

We have external system that is pushing an event using Platform events saying that an asset is changed. I have created a Platform event object and a trigger on it, make a webservice callout to get ...
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Errors when using Import Wizard to upsert custom object records with external ID

I am trying to upsert a large number of records into a custom object "Invoices". This Invoices object is a child of Accounts. Thus, every Invoice record I upsert must be associated with a ...
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Set Packaged Custom Field as External Id After Initial Deployment

I've been struggling to find a definitive answer as I've seen contradictory information. In our managed package we have a custom field that we want to make an External Id, but is this possible at all, ...
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Reference lookup external Id when inserting records in composite API call

I am trying to insert standard Account records at the same time as child records (designed by relation Related_Person_Account_Relations__r). I am using the Composite tree Account endpoint (/services/...
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Get RecordID based on ExternalID

I always stumble upon this situation - I have csv file with 200 records and each record has an ExternalId. These records may or may not exist in Salesforce. In Salesforce I have an ExternalID field. ...
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Why use autonumber as external id [closed]

I can't figure out why use autonumber as External ID. There is some case when must be used an auto number as ExternalID? Thanks
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Error when trying to Update using nforce to Product2 object

I am trying to update a custom field on the Product2 object, namely S3_Image__c - it is a URL field, linking to an image on AWS S3. Now, I've basically lifted the code from the examples given on the ...
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Is there anything we need to check before mark a text field as External Id?

Do we need to check anything in a running org before making a text field as an External Id to avoid Non-selective query against large object type Exception? (Data loss, any apex errors, etc) I have ...
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Fetch record using External ID with specified fields

I would like to fetch a record over standard REST API via a field marked External ID (like here), but limit my fetched fields to just my required fields (e.g. using the fields parameter here). Is this ...
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Alternative to making Formula Field as an External ID

I have a custom object which draws an External ID field from its Parent. I created a Formula Field to pull that data in to the custom field. However, I want to use that field on the custom object as ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...