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sanket supe 22sanket supe 22 

Please help me I am confused about this question..!

Which statement is true about an external ID field? Select 2.

a. The field must contain at least one number and at least one letter.
b. The field must be unique since duplicates are not allowed within salesforce.
c. The field can be unique based on case-sensitive or case-insensitive values.
d. The field contains unique record identifiers from a system outside of salesforce.

Thanks in Advance!!!
Ashutosh AwasthiAshutosh Awasthi
Hi Sanket,

The Answer to this according to me would be c and d based on the below explanation.


When importing custom objects, solutions, or person accounts, you can use external IDs to prevent duplicate records from being created as a result of the import operation.

An external ID is a custom field that has the “External ID” attribute, meaning that it contains unique record identifiers from a system outside of Salesforce. When you select this option, the import wizard will detect existing records in Salesforce that have the same external ID. Note that this operation is not case-sensitive - for example, “ABC” will be matched with “abc”. However, there is an exception: if the custom field has the separate “Unique” attribute and the case-sensitive option for that attribute is selected, uppercase and lowercase letters will not be considered identical.