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I am using custom metadata with a field of type Metadata Relationship(Field Definition) to provide the config side of an app, however when selecting Contact as the object I cannot find the FirstName or LastName fields. Is this a bug, is there a way around this?

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  • Are you sure they're not just somewhere else in the list? Sorting gets a little off sometimes it seems.
    – Adrian Larson
    Mar 19, 2018 at 21:22
  • @AdrianLarson I just checked. It's not there...
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 19, 2018 at 21:24

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It appears that Compound Fields are not supported except by their "name pointing" field. For example, you can't select Mailing State, but you can select Mailing Address. I'm still looking for a specific document that states this, but it's obviously a limitation of the current implementation.

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  • Hmm pretty sure I was able to use Account.BillingCity, Account.BillingState, etc. They all used BillingAddress as the label but did point to the component fields.
    – Adrian Larson
    Mar 19, 2018 at 21:30
  • @AdrianLarson I've checked a few different fields, they don't appear as options when I try.
    – sfdcfox
    Mar 19, 2018 at 21:32
  • @sfdcfox thanks for confirming I am not going mad. I can work around it but have to add object/field specific check to what would be a pure dynamic method otherwise :(
    – Girbot
    Mar 19, 2018 at 21:44
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I know this one is a bit old, but found this today that might help.

Whenever you create a Metadata Relationship to Entity Definition (to get a picklist with the SObjects) you get the option to create two additional Metadata Relationships

  • Field Definition
  • Entity Particle

https://help.salesforce.com/articleView?id=sf.custommetadatatypes_relationships_field_particle.htm&type=5

When choosing Entity Particle that gives you a picklist with all fields including compound fields (FirstName, LastName)

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