Compound Fields.

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Purpose: This feature enhances the readability and conciseness of SOQL queries by allowing the direct inclusion of compound fields such as BillingAddress.

This approach simplifies query writing by abstracting the complexity of specifying each individual component of compound fields.

Related Features: This functionality complements features like the Field Multiselect Feature, which also aim to streamline the creation of SOQL queries.

Configuration Example

For instance, in your export.json configuration file, you might specify a query as follows:

"query": "SELECT Id, BillingAddress FROM Account"

Internally, this query is expanded to include all sub-fields of the BillingAddress compound field:

"query": "SELECT Id, BillingGeocodeAccuracy, BillingCity, BillingCountry, BillingLatitude, BillingLongitude, BillingPostalCode, BillingState, BillingStreet FROM Account"

How It Works

You can directly reference compound fields like BillingAddress, ShippingAddress, and MailingAddress in your SOQL queries for Account or Contact objects. The system then automatically decomposes these compound fields into their constituent components when executing the query.


  • Simplicity: Reduces the complexity of your queries by not requiring each sub-field of a compound field to be individually specified.
  • Readability: Makes your queries easier to read and maintain, especially when dealing with multiple compound fields.
Last updated on 20th Apr 2024