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Delivered in Summer 13
Delivered in Summer 13

Make Owner Look up fields available for formulas

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It is great to have the cross object look up feature in the formulas and validaiton rules. But the look up fields are not avaiable for Owner, even thoough lookup fields are available for similar "user" fields like created by/ modified by.

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  • Shannon Hale - 8 years ago

    All right! Now that the Summer '13 release notes are out, I think I can safely say this is coming soon to an org near you. And we'll support owner as users, queues and even calendars.

    As I mentioned before, we weren't able to get in support for Visualforce formula syntax. But it will show up pretty much everywhere else you create formulas: formula fields, validation rules, workflow rules, field update actions, approval processes, etc. And we aren't supporting other polymorphic fields (like Who or What on Activities) yet, just Owner. We'll look at those gaps in future releases.

    Because of the polymorphic nature of the Owner field, and because it's polymorphic on some objects and not others, the syntax is a little trickier than normal. So be sure to refer to the documentation on this one.

    There are several other core platform features coming in the Summer '13 release in addition to this one -- including another long-awaited formula field enhancement. Check out the release notes for more details!
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