Different Data Types in Salesforce

In Salesforce, there are different kinds of data types depending on conditions. The five different data types in API:

  • ID
  • String
  • Boolean
  • Double
  • Varies by type

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Different Field Types Depending on the Data Types

ID Look up relational, master–detail relationship
String Auto number, email, phone, multi-select picklist, text, text area, long text area, rich text area, data category group reference, and URL
Boolean Checkbox
Double Currency, formula, number, percent, and roll-up summary
Varies by type Formula field

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Different Field Types

Field Type Description
Address A compound data type that contains address field data
AnyType A polymorphic data type that returns a string, picklist, reference, Boolean, currency, int, double, percent, ID, date, DateTime, URL, or email data depending on the kind of field involved
Calculated A field that is defined by a formula
Combobox A Combobox, which includes a set of enumerated values and allows the user to specify a value, not on the list
Currency  Currency values
DataCategoryGroupReference Reference to a data category group or a category unique name
Email Email addresses
EncryptedString An encrypted text field that contains any combination of letters/numbers/symbols stored in an encrypted form; you can set up a maximum length of up to 175 characters; available in API versions 11.0 and later
ID A primary key field for an object
JunctionIdList A string array of referenced ID values representing the many-to-many relationship of an underlying junction entity; you have to query and manipulate the string array to query and manipulate the underlying junction entities in a single API call
Location A compound data type that contains latitude and longitude values for geolocation fields
Masterrecord When records are merged, the ID of the record that is saved (the other records are deleted)
Multipicklist Multi-select picklist includes a set of enumerated values from which multiple values can be selected
Percent Percentage values
Phone Phone numbers; values can include alphabetic characters; client applications are responsible for phone number formatting
Picklist Picklist includes a set of enumerated values from which one value can be selected
Reference Cross-references to a different object; analogous to a foreign key field in SQL
Textarea A string that is displayed as a multi-line text field
URL URL values; usually, client applications should display these as hyperlinks

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Salesforce Components

  • TAB menu: In this, all tabs are arranged in a row.
  • All TAB menu: In this, you can find all the tabs available in salesforce.com.
  • More TAB menu: In this, you can find more tabs available in salesforce.com.
  • User menu: This is available at the top with a username. By using this component you can change your profile settings.
  • Sidebar menu: In this, there are different sections such as build, monitor, jobs, logs, etc.
  • Application menu: It allows shuffling between applications.
  • Search menu: It helps search in Salesforce.

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