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Division

A logical segment of your organization's data. For example, if your company is organized into different business units, you could create a division for each business unit, such as “North America,” “Healthcare,” or “Consulting.”

Supported Calls

create(), describeSObjects(), getDeleted(), getUpdated(), query(), retrieve(), update(), upsert()

Special Access Rules

  • Divisions must be enabled for your organization to access this object. To discover whether divisions have been enabled for an organization, inspect the User or Group object for the DefaultDivision field—if it is present, then divisions have been enabled, and this field (the field is named Division in objects other than User and Group) will be available in all relevant objects.
  • Customer Portal users can’t access this object.

Fields

Field Details
IsActive
Type
boolean
Properties
Create, Defaulted on create, Filter, Update
Description
Indicates whether the division is active (true) or not (false). Label is Active.
IsGlobalDivision
Type
boolean
Properties
Defaulted on createFilter
Description
Indicates whether the division is your organization’s global default division (true) or not (false). Label is Global Division.
Name
Type
string
Properties
Create, Filter, Update
Description
A descriptive name for the division. Limit: 80 characters.
SortOrder
Type
int
Properties
Create, Filter, Nillable, Update
Description
The order in which this division name appears in the Division picklist field when creating or editing users in the Salesforce user interface.

Usage

The values available for that field are the global division ID for the organization, created when divisions are first enabled, and any other division IDs that have been created. The division ID associated with a user is populated in the objects owned or created by the user.

You can use the division ID to make searches, reports, and list views run more quickly and return more relevant results if an organization has very large data sets. For more information, see the Salesforce online help, in the Fields description for the object.

You can use WITH in SOSL to pre-filter results based on division. This is faster than specifying the division in a WHERE clause.

Note

Note

The User object has a Division field that is unrelated to this object. The Division field is a standard text field similar to Company or Department that has no special properties. Do not confuse it with the DefaultDivision field, which does relate to this object.