How to store big data in Custom Settings

By | July 4, 2016

Custom Settings doesn’t provide us with a field that can store more than 255 characters of data. If you try saving any data with more than 255 characters length, it prompts you with the error “MAXIMUM SIZE LIMIT EXCEEDED”. However, there are times when the functionality to be implemented demands more storage space. In such scenarios, we can have multiple fields in the custom settings and we they can store the data split among them.

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Custom Salesforce Object for Big data Storage

Here is how we can achieve this through coding, we can iterate through the data to be stored and break it into the packets of a specified length (allowed  by the field) and then push this data into multiple fields of the Custom Settings

Salesforce Big data code

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