Preface: this post is part of the SOQL: A Beginner’s Guide series.
In a nutshell, SOQL is just a tool that lets you access anything about any record in your Salesforce database. Here’s an example:
SELECT Id, Name, Email, AccountId FROM Contact
In the above code, we’re using SOQL to access those four fields for every contact in Salesforce!
(You may have seen something similar when using Data Loader – that uses SOQL in the background!)
And that’s it – you already know 75% of SOQL, it’s really easy to learn!
Here’s why SOQL is significant:
Next post: Where to write SOQL queries