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Enable External Keys on Polymorphic Fields

Accounts & Contacts

As of API 15, a user can't give an external key to a polymorphic field when upserting records. It would be terrific if this functionality could be added. For example: let's say I have an Account with an external ID of "abc". --if I want to load a Contact related to that Account, it's relatively easy! I can upsert that Contact and tell Data Loader that it's related to an Account with an external ID of "abc". --if I want to load a Task related to an Account, the external-key option isn't available. The WhatID field on the Task object is polymorphous, so there's no way for me to load the Task until I look up the Account's specific Salesforce ID--and that's an extra, inconvenient step.

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