I have created a custom field to add attendees for a meeting event. what should be done to add more than one name in the same field. how do i go about? I am new to Sales force

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    Answer would be No. But answer can be changed if you could post some code.
    – Ashwani
    Nov 22, 2016 at 14:57
  • post something what you have tried
    – Samir
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:00
  • I tried to add lookup filters to existing contacts and users but lookup filters can be linked to one object only.
    – anjana
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:04
  • I am trying this out on an admin level task without any code. Is it possible.? Thanks
    – anjana
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:04
  • Why not use the standard Event/Activity object as that does support multiple contacts being linked, otherwise you could concatenate multiple text strings for attendee names in a text field but it would be of limited use.
    – Dave Humm
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:36

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If I understand what you're trying to achieve here, you could have many Events of which many People could attend, similarly, many People could potentially attend many Events.

What you've got here is a many-to-many relationship meaning best practice would be to create a junction object.

What you've (presumably) got is a Contact object and an Event object, so what you should do is create another object (let's just call it Attendee) that has two master-detail fields looking at Contact and Event respectively.

The reason you'd use master-detail is because an Attendee record can't exist without an Event and someone to go to it (i.e. a Contact).

That way, when you want to add Contact John Doe to your Apex Session Event, you can create an Attendee record. Similarly, if he wanted to go to a Visualforce Session Event, you could create another Attendee record. Furthermore, Jane Doe will also be able to go to your Apex Session Event if she wants to.

All of this can be done without code, as you say here:

I am trying this out on an admin level task without any code.

  • Small typo 'Contect' in third paragraph (I don't think I can make a 1 character edit).
    – Derek F
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:13
  • @DerekF Fixed. Just keeping everyone on their toes! ;D
    – Dan Jones
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:13
  • yay, I passed the test!
    – Derek F
    Nov 22, 2016 at 15:15

Please be more specific about what you tried to do, it is unclear with current description.

However, it seems that you want a Lookup field to multiple references, which is not possible. Lookup between two objects is a 1:1 relationship. For 1:N relationships you can make the lookup the other way around (an Attendee references a Meeting, so you can have multiple people connect to the same event), or for N:N relationships you can create a third object C, which references both an Attendee and a Meeting.

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