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Navneeth RajNavneeth Raj 

How to know the API names of fields of a Standard Objects like Accounts, Contacts etc

How to know the API names of fields of a Standard Objects like Accounts, Contacts etc & what's the navigation to view the API names of fields of standard objects
Hi Navneeth,

You can look for the API name of the standard fields under setup -> customize -> under any standard object -> fields. 

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Here field name denotes the API name of the standard fields.

Hope this might help you.

Amit Chaudhary 8Amit Chaudhary 8
Please check below post:- (

For standard objects,

Use|StartTopic=Content%2Fsforce_api_objects_list.htm|SkinName=webhelpto get API names for standard field names
For custom fields,

Go to Setup | App Setup | Customize | <Object> | Fields
Look for "API Name" column value in "Custom Fields & Relationships" section

To find a field's API name for custom objects, please follow these steps:

1. Go to Setup | Create | Objects | <Object> | Fields 
2. And check for "API name" column name value

NOTE:- You can nt see all field API name in UI
Like below field on UI:-

Please download below PDF for all standard field name

Contact Field API name:-

Account Field API name:-

Please let us know if this will help you.

Amit Chaudhary
The best way to check the API Name of standard objects is either IDE or Workbench.


1.Login in to Workbench:

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2.Click on Select.

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3.Click on Fields and select a field:

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4.You can see the name and label of that particular field:name is the API Name here. IDE: 

Install IDE and create a project:

After creating a project,select salesforce.schema in Pakage Explorer.

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Here you can see API names of the fields of various objects in right side of the window:

Phan ToanPhan Toan
The fastest way to find API name of all object is use Schema Builder:
1. Go to Set up > Build > Schema Builder
2. Select objects what you want to see API name.
2. In view option, select Display Element Names

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Cathy PostmusCathy Postmus
Thank you, Phan Toan!  Appreciate it as all the other options kept leading to fields. I was also looking for the Object API name!