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In Salesforce, the standard Contact object holds a field "Account Name". I do not want to have this field in the Contact object or al least on the Contact details view. The reason is I am linking Accounts and Contacts into a many to many relationship via a junction object and do not want that link to a single account. I do not also want to design an entire custom object for Contacts, for this simple purpose. Is there any other way to do this?

Thanks,

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    Note: Even when you hide the field, you best make sure that the account field is populated somehow (e.g. by a trigger). If you do not, you will not be able to easily see or share those contacts across users, because they are considered "private contacts." A better solution is to use Person Accounts to solve this problem. – sfdcfox Sep 30 '14 at 1:21
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You can Do This,

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No, you can't. You could look into using Contact Roles instead of your junction object, as this is Salesforce standard solution to link a Contact to multiple Accounts.

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