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Ritu Ghosh 5Ritu Ghosh 5 

what is the difference between indirect and external lookup?

NagendraNagendra (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Ritu,

External lookup relationship

External lookup relationship links a child standard, custom, or external object to a parent external object. The values of the standard External ID field on the parent external object are matched against the values of the external lookup relationship field. For a child external object, the values of the external lookup relationship field come from the specified External Column Name.

In External lookup relationship, External Object will be the parent.

Indirect lookup relationship

Indirect lookup relationship links a child external object to a parent standard or custom object. You select a custom unique, external ID field on the parent object to match against the child’s indirect lookup relationship field, whose values are determined by the specified External Column Name.

In Indirect lookup relationship, Salesforce standard or custom object will be the parent and External Object will be the child.

Hope this helps.

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Thanks,
Nagendra

Neil CummingsNeil Cummings
Outer query relationship connects a youngster standard, custom, or outside item to a parent outer article. The estimations of the standard External ID field on the parent outside article are coordinated against the estimations of the outer query relationship field. For a kid outside item, the estimations of the outer query relationship field come from the predefined External Column Name. 
In the External query relationship, External Object will be the parent.
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Malika Pathak 9Malika Pathak 9

Hi Ritu,

please refer to the below link. Surely it will help you

https://howtodoitinsalesforce.blogspot.com/2018/07/Difference-Between-Indirect-Lookup-External-Lookup-Salesforce.html

 

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