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We have a custom setting (AllowableCombinations__c) that has the following fields

Queue,Type,Name,Area

It has 10 records containing the different allowable combinations of Queue/Type/Area and Sub Area.

We want to know whether it is possible to create a validation rule that can throw error if the record to be saved does not contain any of the combinations using the combinations from the custom setting.

I know we can accomplish this via trigger or via hierarchial picklist.(.but that helps only when the record is created from UI ) but we really want to know whether it is possible to enforce this lookup validation via custom settings.

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Nope. Only Hierarchy settings can be accessed using $Setup global in validation formula context.

  • Maybe if the Hierarchical custom setting had 4 fields x 10 combinations = 40 fields on it? – Jeremy Nottingham May 24 '14 at 16:26

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