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Ability to create custom lookup fields on the activity object


We need the ability to add custom lookup fields on the activity object (tasks and events).  Today other objects support this functionality but activities do not.  Custom lookup fields are a powerful way to customize activities with relationships to other objects.

(Original Idea Body: I understand that you would like to create a lookup field for the activities page layout. At this time, custom lookup fields are unable to be created for Activities. There are no work arounds for this issue. Although this is not an available option in Salesforce at this time, you are able to submit this case as a feature request by visiting: ideas.salesforce.com. Our developers track submitted request on this site for consideration for future versions of Salesforce. We're currently having to enter THE SAME INFORMATION TWICE to link an Activity to (2) Custom Objects. Why the limitation? We can create custom fields, but not of the LOOKUP-type? If we create a Custom Object, then we are able to create Custom Fields with a Lookup Relationship within that Custom Object - but not in your Activities Object/App? Please advise. Thanks!)

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  • IdeaExchange Moderator - 5 years ago

    Hi everyone- I would recommend joining the "Official: Productivity" chatter group on the Success Community if you're interested in learning more about this particular feature and the Activities product. The product team and other power users are members of that group. It's a great place to have general discussions on Activities, its roadmap & other questions, and a chance to speak directly with the folks building the functionality!: https://success.salesforce.com/_ui/core/chatter/groups/GroupProfilePage?g=0F9300000001pRsCAI

    If you're interested in using this feature today in Open Beta mode, please contact support to have it enabled. 
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