Cranking out fields

posted Feb 4, 2011, 12:08 AM by Ezra Kenigsberg   [ updated Mar 26, 2011, 3:07 PM ]

#DataTipOfTheDay 2011-02-04

Q: "How do I generate API Field Names quickly?"

A: I have two utilities that might be useful:
  1. Convert UI Labels to API Names - This tool is handy when planning a design; give it a list of UI Field Labels and it'll generate the API-style Field Names.
  2. Generate Field XML - This tool is useful for folks who work with Salesforce metadata (for example, through the Force.com IDE). Give it any info about fields you want to create and it'll crank out the XML for you.
These are both now available as Google Spreadsheets: http://tinyurl.com/FieldUtilities
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