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I am creating formula field to show Owner profile (which type of) but its given error that You don't need to specify an object type for the Owner field. Remove User from your formula.

  • Which object are you creating this field? When I created the field, I don't see such error!
    – goabhigo
    Jan 20, 2017 at 9:44
  • on Contact object Jan 20, 2017 at 9:46

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In contact object this will be Owner.Profile.Name . What you tried works in Lead or Case object, because the owner field is hybrid - can refer to user or Queue.

Try this and let me know if you are still getting any error.

  • I'm trying to do the same to use formula field to get out Owner.Manager.Name but getting same error as OP. Any clues bro?
    – compski
    Feb 21 at 7:52

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