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Generic Class to get Dependency of Dependent Pick-list In Apex

Dependent Picklist values Dependency

Dependent Picklist values do not have any dependency when retrieved via Apex Code.

This Following Class will returned a map which has Key as Controlling Values and Values are the list of dependent values(In LowerCase).
Map Key =  Controlling Values,
Map Values = list of dependent values.

* @File Name          : DependencyForPicklistApex.cls
* @Description        : CR-DR
* @Author             : Devraj Tomar
* @Group              : DR Groups
* @Last Modified By   : Devraj Tomar
* @Modification Log   : 
public class DependencyForPicklistApex {
    public static Map<String, Set<String>> getFieldDependencies(String objectName, String controllingField, String dependentField){
        Map<String, Set<String>> controllingInfo = new Map<String, Set<String>>();
        Schema.SObjectType objType = Schema.getGlobalDescribe().get(objectName);
        Schema.DescribeSObjectResult describeResult = objType.getDescribe();
        Schema.DescribeFieldResult controllingFieldInfo = describeResult.fields.getMap().get(controllingField).getDescribe();
        Schema.DescribeFieldResult dependentFieldInfo = describeResult.fields.getMap().get(dependentField).getDescribe();
        List<Schema.PicklistEntry> controllingValues = controllingFieldInfo.getPicklistValues();
        List<Schema.PicklistEntry> dependentValues = dependentFieldInfo.getPicklistValues();
        for(Schema.PicklistEntry currControllingValue : controllingValues){
            controllingInfo.put(currControllingValue.getValue(), new Set<String>());
        for(Schema.PicklistEntry currDependentValue : dependentValues){
            String jsonString = JSON.serialize(currDependentValue);
            MyPickListInfo info = (MyPickListInfo) JSON.deserialize(jsonString, MyPickListInfo.class);
            String hexString = EncodingUtil.convertToHex(EncodingUtil.base64Decode(info.validFor)).toUpperCase();
            Integer baseCount = 0;
//toLowerCase can be changed to uppercase and getLabel() can be changed to getValue() based on requirement.
            for(Integer curr : hexString.getChars()){
                Integer val = (curr >= 65)?(curr - 65 + 10):(curr - 48);
                    if((val & 8) == 8){controllingInfo.get(controllingValues[baseCount + 0].getValue()).add(currDependentValue.getLabel().toLowerCase());}/
                if((val & 4) == 4){controllingInfo.get(controllingValues[baseCount + 1].getValue()).add(currDependentValue.getLabel().toLowerCase());}
                if((val & 2) == 2){controllingInfo.get(controllingValues[baseCount + 2].getValue()).add(currDependentValue.getLabel().toLowerCase());}
                if((val & 1) == 1){controllingInfo.get(controllingValues[baseCount + 3].getValue()).add(currDependentValue.getLabel().toLowerCase());}
                baseCount += 4;
        return controllingInfo;
    public class MyPickListInfo{
        public String validFor;


How to Use:
Syntax :
Map<String, Set<String>> STATES_BY_COUNTRYCODE= DependencyForPicklistApex.getFieldDependencies('ObjectName', 'ControllingFieldAPIName','DependentFieldAPIName');

Example : 
static final Map<String, Set<String>> STATES_BY_COUNTRYCODE= DependencyForPicklistApex.getFieldDependencies('Account', 'BillingCountryCode','BillingStateCode');

Note : In Account Object BillingCountry is the Controlling Field for BillingState.

With the little modification this code can work for BillingCountry instead of  BillingCountryCode.

Any Issue Feel free to Comment Below :-


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