If anybody has an idea on the below issue, please suggest urgently. I have updated values on a custom object by data loader/import wizard. Those values has been referred by another look up field " Model description" in another custom object " Quotation".

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Now in the look up search, shows only the uploaded values which has been opened in SF once. If i have not at all open any values its not showing in the search result. I need to manually open the record (may be next time opening SF, it may need the same task, its irritating) and from next time its keep showing. Now I have uploaded 9000 records, so its impossible to manually open each records once to show those in search. Can you please suggest some ways for this issue?

I have tried updated all the records using the developer console. (updated the NAME) which was success, but still same issue.

  • Just a basic question.Did you enter the name or some searchable content which you have entered for searching in the lookup and click the magnifying glass?
    – Preya
    Oct 7, 2016 at 11:01
  • When you open lookup dialog, if the record does not appear in the lookup dialog, you can perform a search on the record and select it. Oct 7, 2016 at 11:24
  • The search won't be populated until you either A) search for a record specifically or B) have opened it via the search box. This issue can be seen here: success.salesforce.com/answers?id=90630000000gyoKAAQ. One workaround to quickly search would be to use *a*, surrounding a common letter with wildcards.
    – Grant
    Oct 7, 2016 at 12:19

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Entering atleast three character in the search area and changing it to all field search do worked.

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