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Are any types formula fields able to be encrypted via platform encryption? I have been looking for options, and so far, I have been unsuccessful in locating any documentation. If not, what have you been using to encrypt said values?

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Formula values are not stored in the database, and thus cannot be encrypted. Instead, formulas are generated the moment a query is performed (e.g. to view the record, in a report, etc). If you wanted an "encrypted formula", you'd have to use a custom text field, encrypt that field, then use a workflow rule/Process Builder/trigger/etc to specify the value to store. Note that cross-object formulas would behave oddly, since they could only be calculated the moment a record is created or updated.

  • Thanks @sfdcfox. That makes total sense!! – TestMcTesterson Apr 23 at 18:57

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