API Names of Salesforce Custom Objects and Custom Fields

 

 

Note: The ProntoForms integration with Salesforce requires that API access is available on the Salesforce account.  Read about how to access the API on Salesforce.

 

Find the API Name of Custom Fields

Custom Fields can be referenced in all Salesforce Data Destinations.  The API Name of each field is required for data destination configuration; these values can be found through the Salesforce user interface following the directions below.

  • Log into Salesforce
  • Press the "Setup" button in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Find "Build" in the left column and expand the "Customize" list.
  • Expand the list for the object that you wish to verify, then select "Fields."
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  • Standard fields are listed first.  Scroll down to view custom fields. 
  • Take note of the API Name of the field.  This name is the "Key" value that will be placed in custom field section of your data destination.  The "__c"  part of the API name is needed for any custom field.  
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Finding the API Name of Custom Objects

Custom object records can be created through the Salesforce Custom Object Data Destination.  The API Name of the custom object is required for data destination configuration; this values can be found through the Salesforce user interface following the directions below.  

  • Log into Salesforce.
  • Press the "Setup" button in the top right corner of your screen.
  • Find "Build" in the left column, expand the "Create" list, then select "Objects."
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  • A list of existing custom objects will be shown.  Click on the name of the desired custom object.  
  • Find and copy the API Name of the object.  The "__c"  part of the API name is required.  
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