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Difference between Activities and Tasks

Can anyone help me in undersatnding difference between tasks and activities?

Cory CowgillCory Cowgill
Activities is the term for both Tasks and Events. There is no "Activities" object, there is a "Task" and "Event" object in the API. You can think of Tasks and Events as "Types of Activities". In the UI these records for both objects show up in the "Open Activities" and "Activity History" related lists. Tasks and Events are special standard objects in Salesforce.com. 

So a Task, for example, "I Called John Doe", is a record on the Task object. It will show up in the Activities related list in Salesforce.com. In the setup menu for Customize -> Activities you see the common information across both Tasks and Events, as well as breakouts for each Task and Event customizations.

I hope that helps.