enter image description here

Why is datatype not defined on my custom field (circled below)? And how can I define it?

1 Answer 1


Those are actually standard fields. There appears to be a "glitch" or mistake by salesforce that's causing the datatype to be displayed in the Field Name column. It's the same in my dev org.

The Field Names values ought to be:

  1. Salutation
  2. FirstName
  3. LastName

And the Datatype for these are

  1. Picklist
  2. Text(40)
  3. Text(80)

You can't define or edit the metadata of these standard fields.


You must log in to answer this question.

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