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I was going through the SOQL documentation, but couldn't find query to fetch all the field data of an entity say, Account, like

select * from Account [ SQL syntax ]

Is there a syntax like the above in SOQL to fetch all the data of account or the only way is to list all the fields ( though there are a lot of fields to be queried )

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If you want a feature like select * from table_name which a syntax code from SQL, SOQL doesn’t support anything like that. You’ll need to use the following code for the same:

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SObjectType accountType=Schema.getGlobalDescribe().get(‘Account’); Map<String,Schema.SObjectField>mfields=accountType.getDescribe().fields.getMap();

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