Thursday, 13 April 2017

How to get object name from ID of record

Arpit Sharma




In Salesforce some time we have requirement to retrieve object name from record ID. So We can done this by two approach.

First approach
  • Get SObject type from record ID by using getSObjectType() method.
  • Convert Sobject type into string value.


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Contact contactRecord = new Contact(FirstName = 'Test', LastName = 'Contact');
insert contactRecord;
// contactRecord.Id.getSObjectType() return Sobject Type of record then we convert them into String
String objectName = String.valueOf(contactRecord.Id.getSObjectType());

Second approach

  • Get Sobject type from record id by using getSObjectType() method.
  • Describe Sobject type by using getDescribe() method.
  • Then get name of object from object describe by using getName() method .


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Contact contactRecord = new Contact(FirstName = 'Test', LastName = 'Contact');
insert contactRecord;
/*
   - first we get Sobject type by using statement contactRecord.Id.getSObjectType()
   - we describe Sobject type by using getDescribe() method.
   - then from object describe by using getName() we can get name of that object 
*/
String objectName = contactRecord.Id.getSObjectType().getDescribe().getName();

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Arpit Sharma / Author & Editor

Certified Salesforce Developer | Salesforce Developer at Cognizant | Blogger

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