Update User

Update an existing user in Salesforce.

Unless indicated, field types are text.


  • User

    • First Name: The user's first name.

    • Last Name: The user's last name.

    • Username: The user's unique login in the form of an email address.

    • Email: Email address of user. Updates to this field are not visible in the profile until the user confirms the changed address.

    • Profile Name: The user’s base-level permissions in Salesforce.

    • Role Name: The user's position in the organization.

    • Alias: short name to identify the user on pages where the entire name does not fit (if no value is provided, alias is generated based on the Username, trimmed to eight characters)

    • Nickname: The name used to identify user in a community.

    • Title: The user's job title.

    • Email Encoding (dropdown): character set and encoding for outbound email sent by user, defaulted to Unicode (UTF-8)

    • Locale: The user's country or geographic region, defaulted to en_US. See Supported Formats for more information on locales.

    • Language (dropdown): The user's primary language.

    • Mobile Phone: The user's cellular or mobile phone number.

    • Phone: The user's phone number.

    • Street: The user's street address.

    • City: The city portion of user's address.

    • State/Province: The state or province portion of the user's address.

    • Zip/Postal Code: The zip code or postal code portion of the user's address.

    • Employee Number: A unique identification number for the user.

    • Company Name: The name of the user's company.

    • Division: The division of the company (for example, PC Sales Group).

    • Department: The department or group in the company (for example, Customer Support).

    • Manager ID: The unique identifier of the user's manager.

    • Permission Set Names (collection): An array of permission set names you can grant to the user.

    • Public Group Names (collection): An array of public group names you can assign the user to.

    • Feature License Names (collection): An array of feature licenses you can grant to the user (feature licenses provide access to features not included in the user license).

    • Time Zone (dropdown): The primary time zone in which the user works, defaulted to (GMT-07:00) Pacific Daylight Time (America/Los_Angeles).

    • Dynamically generated custom fields.


  • User

    • User ID: The unique identifier of the user.

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