If I create a new object with a lookup field in lightning experience, I can search for / pick the object based on its name field:

lightning lookup search

However, I'd like to be able to search on other fields from directly within this dialog, and have another field displayed here other than the name field. Is this at all possible?

1 Answer 1


You'll need to set-up the Search Layout Configuration options for the New Object in Lightning Setup, including the Lookup Dialogs and Search Filter Fields. See Configure Lookup Search Results in Lightning Experience for more details.

  • Thanks very much - exactly what I was after, but couldn't find it earlier!
    – berry120
    May 3, 2018 at 15:05

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .