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  • Difference Between Field History Tracking And Feed Tracking in Salesforce

  • Vikas Kumar

    Member
    December 27, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Hi All,

    what is the difference between Field History Tracking And Feed Tracking ?

    what is the purpose of using both ?

    Thanks

  • Satyakam

    Member
    January 5, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Hi Vikas,

    Field History Tracking
    You can select certain fields to track and display the field history in the History related list of an object. The field history data is retained for up to 18 months.

    • You can track the field history of custom objects and the following standard objects.
      Accounts
      Articles
      Assets
      Cases
      Contacts
      Contracts
      Contract line items
      Entitlements
      Leads
      Opportunities
      Orders
      Order Products
      Products
      Service Contracts
      Solutions
    • You can enable field history tracking for custom objects in the object’s management settings.
    • You can turn off field history tracking from the object’s management settings.

    Feed Tracking

    Using Feed Tracking, users can see updates for records they follow in their Chatter feed.We can track only up to 20 fields per object.

    • The following standard field types can't be tracked:
      Auto-number, formula, and roll-up summary fields
      Encrypted and read-only system fields
      The Expected Revenue field on opportunities
      The Solution Title and Solution Details fields on solutions

     

    •    It won't show modified values and old values for Multi-Picklist and Long Textarea fields.                             History tracking shows the following:

      Prior value - old value.
      Current value - value.
      Who has done the changes - person who modified it.
      When it was changed - date and time of modification.

     

    • Go to Setup --> Build --> Customize --> Chatter --> Feed Tracking.

    Thanks

  • Parul

    Member
    September 19, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Hi

    Field Tracking- We can select certain fields to track and display the field history in the History related list of an object. The field history data is retained for up to 18 months. Field history tracking can be done for both standards as well as custom objects.

     

    Thanks

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