In this Salesforce tutorial, we will Learn various Salesforce Field Types.
Salesforce can support many different field types which can make the activities which is time-saving and easy. Salesforce gives us multiple field types that can be used in objects. After creating the object if we want to create some field related to this object then we you field and choose the field type and create the field of this object.
Moreover, this field type can be used to store information in a particular field of an object like contact, leads, or opportunity. This field type also decides the type of data that can be entered into the field.
Let us discuss every field type in detail article with the various real-life and industrial-based scenarios.
In Salesforce each and every field has a defined data type. When we created the salesforce field we are induced to select their data type like the text area, picklist, number, etc.
|Salesforce Field Type
|Auto number field type is picked by a system-generated series number that uses a definite display format we define and auto-generated numbers can be increased for every record we can create.
|The formula field is used as a read-only field and the user can use the function, insert operators, and insert field for making the formula. The values of the formula field can be calculated from expressions that are defined by us.
|A roll-up summary field is used as a read-only field that shows the sum, max, and min value of a field in a related list and it can also be used to summarize the data of all the child records and display the information on the master record.
|A lookup relationship is the most simple relationship we can create between two objects in which there are no complications associated. It allows the users to select the value from a popup list by clicking on the lookup icon. The other object is the source of value in the list.
|External Lookup Relationship
|An External lookup relationship field type is defined as a field that is used for creating the relationship that links the object to the external object whose data is stored outside Salesforce.
|The checkbox field is defined as the field that can only be checked or unchecked in Salesforce. Here the true represents the value of the checkbox as 1 and the false represents the value of the checkbox as 0.
|The currency field is used to enter a dollar and any other currency amount, and automatically format the field as a currency amount. Moreover, we will focus on some of the practical scenarios for implementation.
|The date field type is defined as one that permits the users to enter the date or pick a date from a pop-up calendar.
|The date/time field type is defined as one that permits the users to enter the date and time or pick a date or time.
|The email field type is defined as one that permits the users to enter an email address of up to 80 characters, which is verified to ensure the proper format.
|It is a type of field that permits the users to identify the location by their latitude and longitude to calculate the distance between the locations.
|It is a type of field that permits the users to enter any number. The number entered by the users is treated as a real number and any leading zero are removed.
|It is a type of field that permits the users to enter the percentage number. The system automatically converts the decimal number to a percentage.
|It is a type of field that permits the users to enter any phone number and the character limit of the phone number field is up to 40. Salesforce automatically formats this phone field type as a phone number.
|It is a type of field that contains many of the data available on the list. This picklist can allow Salesforce users to select multiple data from the list.
|It is a type of field that allows the users to enter any type of combination of letters, numbers, or symbols. We can set the maximum length up to 255 characters.
|It is a type of field that allows the users to enter up to 255 characters on a separate line that is similar to the description field.
|Text Area (Long)
|It is a type of field that allows the users to enter up to 131,072 characters on a separate line.
|Text Area (Rich)
|It is a type of field that allows the users to enter the formatted text and add images and links. We enter the 131,072 characters on a separate line. We can create a rich text field in any object.
|It is a type of field that works as a cybersecurity functionality that allows us to visor data and the user cannot able to visible the data without suitable permission when our data is used the field encryption
|It is a type of field that is used to track time, manage time, event planning, and project management.
|It is a type of field that permits the user to enter a valid website address when the users click on the field and the URL will open in a new browser window.
In conclusion, these are just some of the Salesforce field types. The Salesforce Platform gives the flexibility to customize the fields based on particular business needs and also permits the users to successfully control and examine their data.
In addition, these field types can store the various types of data in Salesforce, and every field type can share a particular purpose and help structure and organize the data entered by the users.
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