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Extend keyword list for APEX editor

Extend keyword list for APEX editor

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    Posted 30 May 2017

    My request is to extend the list of keywords in the APEX editor. To be more specific, add more keywords for SOQL sytanx so it gets highlighted properly in the apex editor. Or at least, give us the option to add our own keywords using an external file for storing them.

    I've added an example picture. In my oppinion these keywords should be added to the syntax hightlight pool:

    • "FROM"
    • "WHERE"
    • "AND"
    • "OR"
    • "IN"
    • "BY"
    • "HAVING"
    • "OFFSET"
    • "LIMIT"
    • "TYPEOF"
    • every SOQL function like "COUNT()"
    • etc.

    For more info please refer to the official SOQL reference.

    Thank you.

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      Posted 30 May 2017

      Hi Laszlo,

      Thank you for sharing this with us. 

      We are still looking for the best ways to implement SOQL support in the Apex Editor, because at the moment I can't say that it's "supported" in a good way. We have a couple options here starting from the just syntax highlighting, through the separate GUI for creating SOQL queries (like in the editor for .soql files at the moment) and a convenient way to insert them back into the Apex with just 1-2 clicks, and up to the proper fields completion in the queries in the Apex editor itself. However, thanks to the "FROM ***" block in the middle of the query the last option might be implemented significantly later.

      Most possible that we will work on the better SOQL support in the Apex editor later this summer once we'll finish with Lightning/Javascript and together with the support for Validation Rules &  Workflows editor.

      If you have any more comments or ideas that might help us build an awesome way to create/edit SOQL queries in the editor (or from the editor), I'll be happy to discuss them.

      Thank you,


      Vladimir Gubanovich
      Head of Product
      The Welkin Suite
      skype id: vladimir.gubanovich



        Posted 07 Aug 2017

        I would also like to see this. Auto complete in SOQL queries in the APEX editor would be useful. I currently have to cut and paste object and field names from another location. Maybe I am missing something or a feature to turn on, but seems like it worked before?



          Posted 08 Aug 2017

          Hi Kurt,

          Thank you for your post.

          This is present in our development plans and we will work on this.

          I'll keep you updated when this functionality will be available for you in the IDE and you will be able to avoid additional clicks for copy/pasting the necessary code.

          Best regards,


          Kate Dulko
          Customer Relations

          The Welkin Suite

          twitter: @KateDulko
          skype id: d_katerina



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