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replication - phone number format

Hello. The Salesforce UI formats phone numbers to (xxx) xxx-xxxx. (Another post indicates that the import wizard does this as well.) However when a phone number is passed through the API, it does not get reformatted. Is there a way to force this through the API, or do I have to reformat the string that I send to it?


Hi Chris,

The salesforce.com ui actually only formats 10 and maybe 7 digit numbers.  The field actually can take any value and does not try to validate as a valid phone number.

This formatting is javascript base, so it can't be triggered on an API call.  Applying a simple format to your phone number string would do the trick.