Create record by submitting string for reference field

Salesforce Asked by user85715 on January 4, 2022

Is it possible to create an Event record through the rest API by the following;

Say the Event requires a reference field called RecordTypeId of type reference, but I only have the RecordType.Name not the Id. Is it possible to supply a name (string) value when creating an Event for this field without having to query the RecordType to find the Id?

I have only the Name (string) and want to create a record in a single request. Is it possible?

One Answer

It appears it is possible by submitting:

RecordType.Name: 'name string'

and salesforce performs the appropriate lookup. The name happens to be unique in my case.

Answered by user85715 on January 4, 2022

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