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I am struggling with the createdby reference and hope someone could help me out. I have a custom object and as everyone knows there is a standard createdbyId created on every custom object. We can use Createdby.Name to get the the name of the creator. I have created a custom picklist field Type__c on standard user object and want to use Createdby.Type__c to get the user type info.However I got the error "No such column 'Type__c' on entity 'Name'. If you are attempting to use a custom field, be sure to append the '__c' after the custom field name. Please reference your WSDL or the describe call for the appropriate names."

Select id,createdby.username,createdby.id,createdby.email,createdby.IsActive,CreatedById,Createdby.Type__c from sampleobject__c

Is this possible to reference custom field on standard user object using createdby?

Thany you.

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  • have you found any solution to this? I believe this has something to do with polymorphic keys, but I haven't found any solution/workaround yet. – SamuelDev Sep 26 '16 at 22:55
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Custom Field on User object can be accessed in SOQL like standard fields. In your case check make the field is visible to the user. (Customize > Users > Fields > Type(or whichever custom field is created) Click on button > 'Set Field Level Security' Make it visible to your profile.

That's it.

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  • Thanks for your input, I am the administrator, and the Type__c on User Standard object is visible to me. I can access this field using SOQL query, however my question here is, I can not access user custom field while I am querying other object(no matter custom or standard object) by Createdby.Type__c. – Shuo Wang Jul 5 '16 at 14:09

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