ApexClass

Represents an Apex class.

Note
Although Apex classes and triggers have the Create and Update field properties, a runtime exception occurs if you try to create or update them using the API. Instead, use the Force.com Migration Tool, the Salesforce user interface, or the Force.com IDE to create or update Apex classes or triggers.

Supported Calls

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

Fields

Field Details
ApiVersion
Type
double
Properties
Create, Filter, Sort, Update
Description
The API version for this class. Every class has an API version specified at creation.
Body
Type
textarea
Properties
Create, Nillable, Update
Description
The Apex class definition.

Limit: 1 million characters.

bodyCrc
Type
double
Properties
Create, Defaulted on create, Filter, Nillable, Sort, Update
Description
The CRC (cyclic redundancy check) of the class or trigger file.
IsValid
Type
boolean
Properties
Create, Defaulted on create, Filter, Group, Sort, Update
Description
Indicates whether any dependent metadata has changed since the class was last compiled (true) or not (false).
LengthWithoutComments
Type
int
Properties
Create, Filter, Group, Sort, Update
Description

Length of the class without comments.

Name
Type
string
Properties
Group, Sort, Create, Filter, Update
Description

Name of the class.

Limit: 255 characters

NamespacePrefix
Type
string
Properties
Filter, Group, Nillable, Sort
Description
The namespace prefix associated with this object. Each Developer Edition organization that creates a managed package has a unique namespace prefix. Limit: 15 characters. You can refer to a component in a managed package by using the namespacePrefix__componentName notation.

The namespace prefix can have one of the following values:

  • In Developer Edition organizations, the namespace prefix is set to the namespace prefix of the organization for all objects that support it. There is an exception if an object is in an installed managed package. In that case, the object has the namespace prefix of the installed managed package. This is the namespace prefix of the Developer Edition organization of the package developer.
  • In organizations that are not Developer Edition organizations, NamespacePrefix is only set for objects that are part of an installed managed package. There is no namespace prefix for all other objects.
Status
Type
picklist
Properties
Create, Filter, Group, Restricted picklist, Sort, Update
Description
The current status of the Apex class. The following string values are valid:
  • Active—The class is active.
  • Deleted—The class is marked for deletion. This is useful for managed packages, because it allows a class to be deleted when a managed package is updated.
Note
The ApexTrigger Status field includes an Inactive option, but it is only supported for ApexTrigger. For more information, see the Force.comMetadata API Developer's Guide.

Usage

For information, see the Force.com Apex Code Developer's Guide.

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