Troy Center - 6 months ago
Sahal Mohamed This was delivered as requested. Global Picklists can now be created from single picklists. You posted your request on a thread that is over 4 years old before you could promote Global Picklists.
This solution is *perfectly* useful. I used it today to support 5 marketing users converting an Account picklist to a global piclist to match Lead conversions. Thank you Salesforce. I also disagree with Sahal Mohamed, Diego Gonzaga, Jeremy Farber, and Angela Mastrodonato. This was a complete delivery, per the context of 4 years ago. Y'all need to submit or support new ideas about "Merging fields".
You can't merge picklists in Salesforce. You need to manage this yourselves. I highly recomment you look into this article instead. https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=fields_references.htm&type=5
PS> There are tricks to be had with converting Picklsits. There are a few limitations to be aware of:
1. You can only promote fields that have fewer than 1,000 values (both active and inactive).
2. You can only promote restricted picklists. If you want to promote an unrestricted picklist, first convert it to a restricted picklist. [This one is particularly useful.]
3. You cannot promote a field to an existing global value set. After a field is promoted, you can’t demote it back.
Diego Gonzaga - 8 months ago
Partial delivery better than no delivery.
This idea still required to allow to convert existing picklist to use the global value set:
Angela Mastrodonato - 1 year ago
My company has a Salesforce org that existed long before global picklist values and the ability the promote existing picklist values existed. If I understand correctly, while it is possibly to promote 1 existing picklist values to a global set, it is not possible to apply the new global set to other existing fields, that I would need to create new fields.
If this is correct, these new updates are only helpful to those organizations that are new to Salesforce and just creates even more work for those who have used Salesforce for years, to the point that it seems like it will make more sense for my company to continually edit multiple picklists. This is a huge dissapointment. I hope eventually I will be able to convert multiple existing pick list fields to 1 global picklist value set. Otherwise, what's the point?
Desmond Beatty - 1 year ago
I arrive fresh to this idea....
The requirement is very simple.
1. I am NOT looking to promote a local picklist into a NEW global value set (for use globally).
2. I AM looking to REPLACE a (pre-existing) local picklist with a (pre-existing) global value set (for use locally).
and I see no partial delivery.
Olga Loza - 1 year ago