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  • Anuj

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    September 9, 2020 at 12:28 pm

    Use Tooling API when you need fine-grained access to an org's metadata. Tooling API's SOQL capabilities for many metadata types allow you to retrieve smaller pieces of metadata. ... Because Tooling API allows you to change just one element within a complex type, it can be easier to use than Metadata API.