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Get RecordTypeInfos by API name method

Development (Apex, LWC & VF)

Working in multi-language environments, we sometimes have to face problems with the translated values for RecordTypes.
We had the following case:
  1. Created a trigger for case of Recordtype "Reklamation" (=Complaint), which used Id ReklamationID = Schema.Sobjecttype.Case.getRecordTypeInfosByName().get('Reklamation').id
  2. Translated everything to english, including the RecordType names (which will be shown to the users as type of case formula field)
  3. Switched the language to english to test the translation
  4. Over night 200 Cases weren't processed, as getRecordTypeInfosByName().get'Reklamation') didn't get a result.
I think a method fetching the ID from the API name instead of the "name" (or should I say "label"?!) is necessary, if you don't want to hard code the ID in your code.

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  • Chris Peterson - 3 years ago

    We're actively working on bringing this feature to Apex. Stay tuned for updates soon.
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