- April 13, 2017 at 4:25 pm #19332Manpreet #229
Difference b/w External ID & Unique ID?
I have seen checkboxes of External ID & Unique ID while making Fields but don’t exactly know why they are used for?April 13, 2017 at 5:22 pm #19334Jos #212
The external ID option can be used for automated lookup and to be used as reference in other systems. Within each org record ID’s are generated. So when you import data within a dev sandbox you can’t import the ID values as there are generated by salesforce. However, the external ID does not get (re)generated.
So this means when you import contacts using the external id on account, using the right tools will perform the lookup. This will save you lot’s of time.
There’s a whitepaper you can download on this subject here: http://salesforcesquad.eu/homepage/prepare-your-production-for-sandbox-dataset-deployment/September 30, 2018 at 5:28 am #41477
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