How can i access account record type by name while creating a validation rule on case object.

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In the validation rule, add the field Account.RecordType.Name to access the record type name of the Account in your case object. Also, for developer name, use Account.RecordType.DeveloperName

  • I doubt if we can do that, I just tried in my developer org. Refer my answer Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 11:44
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    We can do this.
    – Ankita
    Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 11:46
  • Yes, I was not referring to correct option Commented Jul 18, 2017 at 11:47

I suggest you to use a formula that will contain the RecordType.Name.

now use this formula field in validation rule


If the RecordType object is available then use RecordType.Name directly in validation rule

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