In Salesforce, why would a validation show up on a completely different custom field that is used in a different record type and page layout? Everything has been cleanly separated. The only solution I can come up with is to inactivate the validation formulas that are on the other record type.
For example, I have two record types with their own page layouts. One record type has validations on fields that are not related through any kind of master-detail relationship or lookup field. These are not on any of record type 2's fields.
I inactivated the validations for the record type and they're not showing up on record type 2. Does anyone have a clue as to how this could be happening?