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Data Dictionary

We have a need to compile a dictionary of all our fields labels, names, definitions, help text, type and properties i.e. picklist values. I believe I can export the metadata from Salesforce but not sure how to do this and what to do with it once it is out. Can anyone help with thsi please?



Jia HuJia Hu
You can use Metadata API to do this.
The simplest way is to install plugin of Eclipse.
And then create a project of your org.
In this project, download the metadata of your custom object, then you can insert/update each field in xml format.

Thanks for that, i have managed to get eclipse loaded (after lots of firewall issues at work) can you help me out with what the query might look like to extract the fields?


Do no other companies have a source for all their fields and field properties other than just by looking at Salesforce?