All Ideas

Idea Details

Post an Idea
70  Points
Under Point Threshold
Idea hasn't met the 2,500-point review threshold. Give it an upvote or downvote.

Expose hashCode on all Apex primitives so hashCode viable for custom classes

Salesforce Platform, Apex & Visualforce

The  facility to implement your own equals/hashCode in an Apex custom class so that the instances can be used in sets and as map keys is seriusly undermined by the lack of an exposed hashCode method for Apex types like String and Decimal. (The class's hashCode would normal be constructed by combining the hashCodes of the significant fields in the class and these will often be strings or decimals.)

For more detail see this StackExchange post

Merge Idea · Flag

  • Upvotes
  • Downvotes



from AppExchange


Help us to keep IdeaExchange clean by pointing out overlapping ideas. We'll investigate your suggestion and merge the ideas if it makes sense.



Thanks for your merge suggestion. We will review it shortly and merge the ideas if applicable.

Salesforce takes abuse situations very seriously. Examples of abuse include but are not limited to posting of offensive language or fraudulent statements. To help us process your request as quickly as possible, please fill out the form below describing the situation. For privacy and security reasons, the final outcome of an abuse case may not be revealed to the person who reported it.


Thank you for your feedback. We take abuse seriously and will investigate this issue and take appropriate action.