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Dewitt BelvinDewitt Belvin 

Hi Everybody, I have a question, i'm trying to learn how to create custon objects & fields. Can some body tell what API stands for, and how do i use it. thanks.

Chaitanya madduri 9Chaitanya madduri 9
API stands for Application Programming Interface, and it’s essentially a bridge between two pieces of software, allowing them to connect to each other and exchange information.
Hi Dewitt, as chaitanya already mentioned the name, a good sample is the Salesforce Data Loader, it uses the API to connect and talk to your Salesforce. But to create Custom objects and Fields you don't need the API, just do it in the UI within Salesforce
here are some Salesforce related API

Create custom objects you go into Setup > App Setup > Create > Objects and within the new object you have options and help to create new fields
Chaitanya madduri 9Chaitanya madduri 9
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Field name is API .This one don't allow spaces . when you see the field propeties you can see API names for all objects. 
Dewitt BelvinDewitt Belvin
thank you so very much for the answer.