So I have a VF page looking into a custom setting field - SetupOwner. The issue I'm having is I want to display only users and have end user only edit/add users to the custom settings as opposed to other objects (i.e. profile). See screenshot

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Here is the page and extension I've been working with:

-------------- VF page -----------------------

        <apex:pageBlocktable value="{!UserQueueSettings}" var="ES" id="memberTable" rows="1000" >

            <apex:column headerValue="Name">
                <apex:inputField value="{!ES.SetupOwnerId}"/>

-------------- Extension -----------------------

public List<UserQueueSettings__c> getUserQueueSettings()
    settings = [Select SetupOwnerId,Priority_1__c,Priority_2__c,Priority_3__c From UserQueueSettings__c where SetupOwner.Username != null];
    return settings;
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    I think the easiest way would be to use javascript / jquery to default all the dropdowns to the value User and then make them read only.
    – Aayush K
    Jan 14, 2015 at 20:19

2 Answers 2


It appears you have created a Hierarchal custom setting. This allows settings to be made at the org-wide, profile, and user levels; SetupOwnerId is the field that identifies what user/profile the record applies to. By using <apex:inputField> with this field, VF is automatically generating the UI to select both profiles and users.

If you did intend to create a hierarchal custom setting but with to limit data entry to users only (no profiles), you probably want to avoid using <apex:inputField>. Perhaps a two-step wizard interface, where a user first selects the new record user; you then insert a new custom setting record for that user and then display the UI, using <apex:outputField> for SetupOwnerId and inputFields for the other fields.


I would suggest you use a dummy object that has a writeable lookup to User. For example if you had My_Object__c in your org with a User__c lookup, you could do something like:

public with sharing class MyController
    public List<Wrapper> wrappers { get; private set; }
    public MyController()
        // initialize wrappers, etc.

    public PageReference save()
        List<My_Setting__c> settings = new List<My_Setting__c>();
        for (Wrapper wrapper : wrappers) settings.add(wrapper.getSetting());
        update settings;
        // return whatever;
    public class Wrapper
        final My_Setting__c setting;
        public My_Object__c dummy { get; private set; }
        public Wrapper(My_Setting__c customSettingRecord)
            setting = customSettingRecord;
            this.dummy = new My_Object__c(User__c=setting.SetupOwnerId);
        My_Setting__c getSetting()
            setting.SetupOwnerId = dummy.User__c;
            return setting;

Then you could use the wrapper lookup in your markup:

<apex:inputField value="{!wrapper.dummy.User__c}" />

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