Need: Ability to Clone records, and set a value into a field during the cloning. In my specific case, I want to populate either a Lookup field with the ID of the record cloned from (so passing forward SFID to the new record) or perhaps a URL field similarly.
Currently: My standard for what this would be to create a java-button that performs the clone manually, and fills in any fields during the process.
Can I "intercept" the clicking of the standard CLONE button and cause some fields to be populated with certain values (unless overwritten during the editing of the new record)?
Or do I just need to do the java-button?
Or is there something even better I'm not considering?
Thanks! In my case, this is on a Custom Object, if that matters (I doubt it).