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Different types of Data Types and field types


There are different kinds of data types depending on conditions. There are five different data types in API –

  1. ID
  2. String
  3. Boolean
  4. Double
  5. Varies by type

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Different Field Types –

Field Type   What the Field Contains
Address  A compound data type that contains address field data.
AnyType  Polymorphic data type that returns 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.
Currency  Currency values.
DataCategoryGroupReference  Reference to a data category group or a category unique name..
Email  Email addresses.
Encryptedstring  Encrypted text fields contain any combination of letters,  numbers, or symbols that are stored in encrypted form. You can  set a maximum length of up to 175 characters. Available  in APIversions 11.0 and later.
ID  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.
Percent  Percentage values.
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  String that is displayed as a multiline text field.
URL  URL values. Client applications should commonly display these  as hyperlinks.

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