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Ker Vin.ax1237Ker Vin.ax1237 

Synchronizing picklist values with an external application

Basically, there is a picklist field on Lead called "Program". The values of this picklist have to be synchornized with the values defined in an external application. While updating  the field with a value is straightforward enough (as in a simple field update using dataloader/SOAP API),  I have no idea as to how to update the allowed picklist values of the field. 

 

Can someone give a suggestion?

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sfdcfoxsfdcfox

You would need to use the metadata API. As the REST API is read-only at the moment, your best choice would be to write an integration on the external platform to have it periodically update the salesforce.com picklist.

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sfdcfoxsfdcfox

You would need to use the metadata API. As the REST API is read-only at the moment, your best choice would be to write an integration on the external platform to have it periodically update the salesforce.com picklist.

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Bernhard ReichertBernhard Reichert
But how can I add/modify picklist values from an external platform. Is there perhaps a chance to import teh values in a salesforce object, lets call it "picklist values" and then insite Salesforce somehow fill the picklists