Google Chrome Extension: Salesforce.com ID Converter

August 1st, 2010

The Saleforce UI displays 15 digit, case-sensitive IDs for records. However, for Windows machines you will need to use a case-safe version of the ID for data migration, API calls and such. It’s not hard to generate these 18 digits IDs but it does take some time. I’ve been working on a lot of Google Gadgets and Chrome extensions lately so I thought I would throw together a Chrome extension (sorry Firefox users!) to quickly generated an 18 digit Salesforce.com ID. Thanks to Ron Hess for the conversion script!

Building Chrome extensions is fairly simple with a little bit of HTML and Javascript. The Google Code site has some sample “Hello World” code as well as an extension video to get you going. I’ve already started thinking about my next extension with a bunch of Force.com utilities that should make development life easier. I’ll be glad to share.

You can download the extension here.

Please let me know if you have any issues, bugs or feedback.

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  1. Jeff Grosse

    Nice job Jeff. Thanks for taking the time to create this extension. It’s fast, simple, and always at hand. I can’t wait to see what else you come up with for Chrome!

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  2. Jeff Douglas

    Thanks Jeff! I wanna build something that integrates with Salesforce documentation and perhaps other web content.

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  3. Brad Currier

    Thanks Jeff, Nice and easy to use.

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  4. Jeff Douglas

    No problem Brad!! Hope things are going well.

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  5. Mohammad Swaleh

    Hey Jeff, superb tool. Thanks a lot. Got an inspiration from you like from “ANTI TRUST”.
    “Human knowledge belongs to the world” :).
    Thanks for your every post.

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  6. Abhinav

    Great utility to be in browser !

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  7. Kevin Richardson

    This meets a need I’ve had for some time Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Juan Manuel Garrido

    Amazing job!

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  9. Tanmay

    Hey Nice Work, any idea how this can be done in MS Excel with 15 digit id’s in A column & converted 18 digit id’s in B column.

    Would really appreciate if this was possible.

    Thanks.

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    [...] built the Chrome Extension Salesforce.com ID Converter last month and found it quite useful. I consistently need to check out the Salesforce.com developer [...]

  11. Jon Mountjoy

    I think we need a recipe for converting between 15 and 18 in Apex and Java!

    (Recipe? What’s that you ask!? Well…..soon)

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  12. Jack

    Jeff, great work, will definitely download when available, assuming it does not slow done browser speed. All the suggestions posted here would be very useful as well. Would be great to have a search function and snipplr.com integration.

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  14. Aditya

    Just a quick question…. Does salesforce stores the 18 digit id in database or it creates it dynamically

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  15. Jeff Douglas

    @Aditya, I believe it stores the 18. Just do a quick query to confirm.

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