ExpressionSetObjectAlias

Represents information about the alias of the source object that’s used in an expression set.

Parent Type

This type extends the Metadata metadata type and inherits its fullName field.

File Suffix and Directory Location

ExpressionSetObjectAlias components have the suffix .expressionSetObjectAlias and are stored in the expressionSetObjectAlias folder.

Version

ExpressionSetObjectAlias components are available in API version 56.0 and later.

Fields

Field Name Description
dataType
Field Type
ExpsSetObjectDataType (enumeration of type string)
Description

Required.

The data type of the object alias.
Values are:
  • JSON
  • sObject
mappings
Field Type
ExpressionSetObjectAliasField[]
Description
The mapping between a source field and its corresponding field alias.
objectApiName
Field Type
string
Description

Required.

The API name of the top-level object, when the data type is sObject. The key of the top-level object, when the data type is JSON.
usageType
Field Type
ExpsSetProcessType (enumeration of type string)
Description

Required.

The type of application associated with the industry that's using an expression set. Your Salesforce org admin can define the values.

ExpressionSetObjectAliasField

The fields associated with the source object for which the object alias is created.

Field Name Description
fieldAlias
Field Type
string
Description

Required.

The field alias associated with the source field name.
sourceFieldName
Field Type
string
Description

Required.

The name of the source field for which the field alias is created. The source field name under an object alias must be unique.

Declarative Metadata Sample Definition

The following is an example of an ExpressionSetObjectAlias component.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<ExpressionSetObjectAlias xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
    <dataType>sObject</dataType>
    <mappings>
        <fieldAlias>dum2</fieldAlias>
        <sourceFieldName>CreatedBy.Contact.Name</sourceFieldName>
    </mappings>
    <mappings>
        <fieldAlias>dum3</fieldAlias>
        <sourceFieldName>CreatedBy.Name</sourceFieldName>
    </mappings>
    <mappings>
        <fieldAlias>dum1</fieldAlias>
        <sourceFieldName>Owner.Contact.Name</sourceFieldName>
    </mappings>
    <objectApiName>Account</objectApiName>
    <usageType>Bre</usageType>
</ExpressionSetObjectAlias>

The following is an example package.xml that references the previous definition.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Package
	xmlns="http://soap.sforce.com/2006/04/metadata">
	<types>
		<members>*</members>
		<name>ExpressionSetObjectAlias</name>
	</types>
	<version>61.0</version>
</Package>

Wildcard Support in the Manifest File

This metadata type supports the wildcard character * (asterisk) in the package.xml manifest file. For information about using the manifest file, see Deploying and Retrieving Metadata with the Zip File.