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Access List Custom Settings from Formula Fields

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Currently only hierarchy custom settings are accessible from formula fields.  It would be extremely useful to have the ability to access list custom settings as well.  A good example would be the ability to create a formula field that displays country ISO code, similar to the custom list setting blog post by Jeff Douglas.

This and/or expanding VLOOKUP to work with formula fields in addition to validation rules would eliminate the need for triggers in a lot of scenarios.

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  • Vladimir Gerasimov - 4 years ago


    There's no current plans to contribure in Custom Settings improvements. The good news are we are planning to implement support in formulas for Custom Metadata Types, which is better alternative for List Custom Settings.

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