Does anyone know if it's possible to set the owner when creating a new record via url hacking?

I am attempting to create a custom url button that will create a lead from a case with some information, pre-populated. I'm getting stuck with trying to set the owner of this new lead to a queue.

I believe I've found the lead owner field ID is "lea1" and I've tried a number of different combinations of lea1=OWNERID, lea1=OWNERNAME, lea1_lkid=OWNERID but nothing works.

  • I don't think that's possible. Can't you just use a workflow rule for that? Jul 17, 2017 at 19:37
  • I can create a workflow, it's just an issue that I've run into a few times and haven't been able to find much info about it. Thanks Jul 18, 2017 at 15:14

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It is not possible to set the owner using url hacking. I'm pretty sure that the default owner is always the current user.

You can create a workflow rule to change the owner when the record is saved.

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