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Lookup Value

I have a parent/child relationship on a lookup table.  When I bring up the tab for the parent I get the child default auto number.  I can bring up the description when I hover ofer the auto number. 


What I want to do is get the description, not the auto number, when I list the parent records in the parent tab. 


Book Name    Type (Hard Cover/Soft Cover)

Book 1              0001

Book 2              0002


In the list I want the Type description (Soft Cover) and not 0001.  Is this possible?








change lookup child object to Data Type as Text .As u  mention as Data Type as Auto number change as Data Type as Text







Thanks Arjun,


Do you have an example?




hi rtyanas


In lookup object it brings auto numbe or name of the  Records, it will not bring any otherfields


try this one


your name-->setup-->create-->click   Type  custom object
Custom Object Definition Detail   click Edit
in  Data Type change the Auto Number as Text
and click save






Thanks for your guidance.

Went to:

Setup -> Objects ->  Object (parent) ->  Custom Fields & Relationships -> New -> Formula -> Text -> Insert Field

Then choose the field in the parent which will let you select the look up table then simply choose the description field.