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I am new to the sales force and I have a problem. I would like to manipulate (created, update, delete and select) data from my custom objects using the REST API.

I have managed to get the sample working and it is sending me the data for accounts. Details

Now I would like to do the same for the Custom Object I have created.

I have tried this code but it is not working.

HttpClient httpclient = new HttpClient();

GetMethod get = new GetMethod(instanceUrl + "/services/data/v22.0/sobjects/Employee__c/EC-1000");

get.setRequestHeader("Authorization", "OAuth " + accessToken);


System.out.println("Status:" + get.getStatusCode());

System.out.println("Status Text:" + get.getStatusText());

Output is: Status:404 Status Text: Not Found

I created an object with name employee and ID EC-1000.

The above works for the default objects that is Account.

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Well, this works in the exact same way, you just need to custom object's API name instead of the standard object name. For example, if you have a custom object abs, its API name will be abs_c, and you can POST this to /services/data/v22.0/sobjects/abs__c to create a new one.

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So, to access a particular record, you need the 18 character record ID just like for the account.

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