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jcohanallroundsjcohanallrounds 

Condition visiblity on fields in an object

Is there a way to have fields or groups of fields be visible/invisible based on the choice of a picklist field.

 

For example if VehicleType is 'Car' then fields pertaining to Car such as NumberOfDoors, Transmission etc are visible

 

and if VehicleType is 'Bike" then fields pertaining to Bike are visible such as  HandleBarType,  BikeSeatType 

 

I would like to put all the fields of all the VehicleTypes in one object and have the appropriate fields be visible or not depending on what the user selects from the picklist.  

 

Is this possible?

 

 

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jcohanallroundsjcohanallrounds
My understanding of RecordTypes is that it will display layout fields/picklist items based on the profile of the user.  Will RecordTypes also handle the case in which based on the value of the PickList value i.e. Vehichle List = 'Car' only the 'Car' Layout will be seen? (regardless of the profile of the user;  the layout will be chosen based on a value of a picklist not based on the profile of the user)
Message Edited by jcohanallrounds on 03-23-2009 11:11 AM
Message Edited by jcohanallrounds on 03-23-2009 12:07 PM

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shillyershillyer

You can do this with Record Types. One can be Car and the other Bike, depending on what the user selects, they will be redirected to different page layouts containing the appropriate fields.

 

Hope that helps,

Sati

jcohanallroundsjcohanallrounds
My understanding of RecordTypes is that it will display layout fields/picklist items based on the profile of the user.  Will RecordTypes also handle the case in which based on the value of the PickList value i.e. Vehichle List = 'Car' only the 'Car' Layout will be seen? (regardless of the profile of the user;  the layout will be chosen based on a value of a picklist not based on the profile of the user)
Message Edited by jcohanallrounds on 03-23-2009 11:11 AM
Message Edited by jcohanallrounds on 03-23-2009 12:07 PM
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Jillian80Jillian80

Hey J C

 

I have the same question as you and I don't understand the person's solution that you accepted. Were you able to do this or did someone else help you out with it?

Message Edited by Jillian80 on 04-06-2009 10:20 AM
jcohanallroundsjcohanallrounds
Yes, I was able to get this to work.  What I did not realize is if you have say 4 types {Car, Bike, Truck, Boat} you need 4 record types one for Car, one for Bike, one for Truck and one for Boat.  With the four different Record Types you will most likely have 4Page Layouts where you layout the fields particular to those types i.e.  Car Layout Page, Bike Layout Page,  Truck Page Layout, Boat Page Layout.
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