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Alan Shanahan, Technician & Consultant

Update: New Salesforce.com function to provide 18-char IDs

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I blogged in the past on the subject of Salesforce.com IDs: click here to see it.

The wonderful thing is that SFDC were listening! Not just to me, but I was a voice in the crowd. They responded in the Spring ’12 release with a new function to be used in formula fields:

Syntax example: CASESAFEID(Id)

Official documentation link: http://login.salesforce.com/help/doc/en/customize_functions_a_h.htm#CASESAFEID

It’s that simple. Just set up a new custom field with this as the formula and use it in your reports.

 

[Note: SFDC = SalesForceDotCom]

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Author: Alan Shanahan

Cloud computing professional, amateur drummer and other things. Doesn't take himself too seriously. He's got a fever ... and the only prescription is more cowbell.

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