Datatypes in Salesforce
There are different kinds of data types depending on conditions. There are five different data types in API –
- 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|
|Double||Currency, Formula, number, Percent and roll-up summary|
|Varies by type||Formula Field|
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Different Field Types –
|Field Type||What the Field Contains|
|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||Fields that are defined by a formula.|
|Combobox||A Combobox, which includes a set of enumerated values and allows the user to specify a value, not in the list.|
|DataCategoryGroupReference||Reference to a data category group or a category unique name.|
|Encryptedstring||Encrypted text fields contain any combination of letters, numbers, or symbols that are stored in an encrypted form. You can set a maximum length of up to 175 characters. Available in API versions 11.0 and later.|
|ID||A primary key field for the object.|
|JunctionIdList||A string array of referenced ID values that represent the many-to-many relationship of an underlying junction entity. 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 picklists, which include a set of enumerated values from which multiple values can be selected.|
|Phone||Phone numbers. Values can include alphabetic characters. Client applications are responsible for phone number formatting.|
|Picklist||Picklists, which include 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 multiline text field.|
|URL||URL values. Client applications should commonly display these as hyperlinks.|
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