I have a custom object called Sports, where I have a master-detail relationship with Contacts. I would like to build a formula field on Sports that references a field on the contact (specifically, gender). When I go to build the formula field, I do not have Contact as an option. Is there something special I need to do to make that available?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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You should just be able to do something like Contact__r.Gender__c right in your formula field, assuming the name of the master-detail relationship is Contact__c

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    You can find Contact__r and other related fields if you switch to the "Advanced Formula" tab in the formula editor. Feb 5, 2014 at 16:11

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