Salesforce fields are a key component. They define what information is stored in your Salesforce records, and how that data can be accessed. With over 30 different field types to choose from, it can be difficult to know which type of field you need for your particular use case. In this post, we will take a look at each Salesforce Field Type and what they include.
Salesforce is a powerful sales and marketing software that enables businesses to increase sales, close deals faster, and generate more revenue.
From sales process management to lead tracking, Salesforce has everything you need for your organization's sales needs. One of the most popular features of Salesforce are the salesforce field types.
There are many different types of fields in Salesforce which each have their own characteristics. In this blog post we will be discussing the various field types available in Salesforce - what they define and include!
Salesforce's Various Data Types
All variables and expressions in Apex in Salesforce are assigned a data type, such as sObject, primitive, or enum.
Primitives include integers, doubles, longs, dates, datestimes, strings, IDs, and Booleans.
An sObject can be general or specific, such as an Account, Contact, or MyCustomObject c.
The following things are included in this collection:
Primitives, sObjects, user-defined objects, Apex classes-created objects, and collections are all represented as a list (or array).
a smattering of primitives
A primitive-to-primitive map, sObject, or collection is a primitive-to-primitive map.
A typed list of values is called an enumeration.
User-defined Apex classes are used to create objects.
Objects created with the system's Apex classes Null (for the null constant)
Various data types exist, depending on the circumstances. The API has five different data types:
Type-specific ID String Boolean Double
The syntax for declaring local variables, as well as creating and initialising many variables in a single line, is comparable to Java.
It will be null if you declare a variable but don't assign a value to it. Null signifies the absence of a value in its most basic form. Any variable with a primitive type can be set to null as well.
Variables can be declared at any point in a block and then inherit scope. Parallel blocks, on the other hand, can change the name of a variable that has already been used in a parent block.
Different Salesforce Field Types Depending on the Data Types and their Transformation Data Types and Field Types in Salesforce Depending on the data types, salesforce fields can be divided into three main categories:
These are some of the field types available for creating a custom object. There may exist other salesforce field types which you will come across while working with salesforce!
Apex class for creating objects. Primitive, sObject or a collection of values are all primitive to primitive maps. A typed list is an enum type and salesforce variables can be declared at any point in the block and then inherit it's scope. Parallel blocks change the name of a variable that has already been used in a parent block.
These salesforce field types are available for creating an sObject:
Text, Text area, Password, Number (with Min and Max), Percent(0-100%), Decimal with Precision and Scale of up to 28 places after the period. Checkbox, Date only date picker, Date and time picker, Email address text type.
Lookup relationship between two sObjects or a custom object, Multi-select picklist, Picklist (single select), Checkbox list, Radio buttons.
Roll up summary field like Count(distinct) or Sum(field). Currency with precision of four decimal places and currency format mask. Number - Integer with no decimals; Float with up to six decimals; Decimal number between 0 and 100 with up to four decimal places
Salesforce's Various Data Types: All variables and expressions in salesforce are assigned a data type.
Primitives include integers, doubles, longs, dates, datestimes, strings, IDs and Booleans. An sObject can be general or specific such as an Account Contact or MyCustomObject c.
The salesforce API has five different data types: Type-specific ID String Boolean and Double.
Salesforce variables can be declared at any point in a block and then inherit scope; Parallel blocks change the name of a variable that has already been used in a parent block.
Double can store double-precision numbers with a precision of 15 decimal places and salesforce variables have six decimals.
Date data type stores date information in salesforce, while datetime types are used to add time information as well on dates.
It is important not to exceed the limit because it will result in an error!
Password type is used to store sensitive information like passwords or shared secret keys, which can be masked as asterisks when viewed in salesForce. Number type with Min and Max parameters defines the range allowed for salesforce numbers.
salesForce Percent type supports the values 0-100% and it has a precision of four decimal places, while Decimal is between 0 to 100 with up to 28 decimals after the period mark.
salesForce Radio button types are similar to checkbox list with the only difference being that radio buttons set an exclusive choice while check boxes allow multiple selections.
SalesForce also provides the data type Long for large numeric values up to nine digits in length. Integer is generally faster than long because it stores only 32-bits of information while a long has 64 bits and so it requires more storage space.
Float stores numbers in scientific format, which means that it uses the character E (which stands for exponent) to represent the power of ten.
salesForce Currency has a better precision than Float, but it is very important not to exceed four decimal places because salesForce will return an error!
Date type is used for dates up to 2079-12-31 while date time data types are for dates after 1970-01-01 and they store both the date and time information.