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i have a lookup field that selects a customer name and need to show in the other fields all information about this customer.. How can be the formula in one of this fields? in plsql will be select customer.phone where customer.name = 'name' HELP

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When you are creating a formula field, there is an Insert Field button in the advanced Formula tab. Look for your lookup field with an > behind it to access the fields of the lookup.

Or you can just type them with the __r suffix

 Account_lookup__r.Name 

(the lookup field: account_lookup__c is a lookup to account)

  • ive tried the __r suffix but i get this error : Error: Field EUDW_Supplier_Data__r does not exist. Check spelling. – user1498168 Oct 3 '13 at 11:33
  • can you help? i dont know too much of salesforce – user1498168 Oct 3 '13 at 11:35
  • Using the "Insert Field" button is probably easiest. Is EUWD_Supplier_Data__c your lookup field ? or the field on the related record ? it goes like: lookup_field__r.field_on_that_record__c – Samuel De Rycke Oct 3 '13 at 11:36
  • ah ok, no...EUWD_Supplier_Data__c is the object. Local_Supplier_Name_EuDW__c is the lookup field, so my formula now is: Text(Local_Supplier_Name_EuDW__r.EuDW_EU_Supplier_Number__c) – user1498168 Oct 3 '13 at 11:41
  • Error: Incorrect parameter type for function 'Text()'. Expected Number, Date, DateTime, Picklist, received Text – user1498168 Oct 3 '13 at 11:42

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