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Allow existing picklist fields to use Global Picklists
Customization & App Building
Currenlty we have the option to use Global Picklist values when creating a new picklist field.But we don't have any option to use Global Picklist's in existing picklist fields.This should be there, and will help in getting rid of a lot of picklist fields duplicated.
- 3 years ago
I appreciate all of the feedback that you have been providing on this idea.
In addition to the Merge App, in Summer '17 we will be releasing a new Picklist Promotion feature that will allow you to convert (promote) a single picklist field to a new global value set. Unlike the merge app, it doesn't create a new field and will preserve your field as-is (no need to update validation rules, page layouts, etc).
We understand this is not a complete end-to-end solution. The picklist promotion feature and merge tool are intended to automate _some_ of the work of converting picklists. Some of you will still need to take manual steps. We have tried to be clear about the limitations and I apologize if they were not understood.
At this time, we do not plan to deliver additional functionality for this idea and will mark it "partially delivered." Given the demand in the IdeaExchange community and all of your feedback, this was a difficult decision for us.
- 4 days ago
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Looking at the reviews, ouch!
I think it is a bit of a stretch to call this partially delivered. Please keep this idea on the table, as it is a major issue for many customers, and has mutliple times been a blocker within my own work - like right now.
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I guess I see what you are talking about. You're really asking a lot here. I'm really pleased that I have the ability to promote a picklist as needed. Your right, it's not a huge time save it has helped me so far.
How do you propose that Salesforce update your existing picklist. Should they just destroy all your data when you begin using the value set? You have a field populated on 500K records. You change it. Salesforce has to re-populate all 500K records to reference the Value Set. How does that work? This just seems like such a reach for Salesforce and it seems to me you are asking for a field merge capability that requires a lot of data decisions.
@Troy Center, no it's not. It was not at all delivered as requested. It's not even worth being called a partial delivery. The initial idea is about getting rid of picklist duplicates. The "partial delivery" does not at all achieve that. It only save an unsignificant amount of time with the conversion and saves value migration for one of the duplicate picklists. Your other duplicates still need to be migrated,
Nothing you write about actually deals with this idea. The only thing you're right about, is the "current situation" described in the first sentence changed. But neither the request in the 2nd sentence, nor the business case in the third are noticably impacted by this "partial delivery" or anyhting you mentioned.
The idea is simple: Use an existing global value set in an exsiting picklist.
Status: Not delivered.
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