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Archana SarukArchana Saruk 

Creating Product Component Hierarchy

HI Team,
We are using Products/Services object in SFDC to sell Telecom products of out client. Here product is treated as a service. As with every service we sell some component also but with existing SFDC functionality we don't have such Hierarchy (product-component) and we are required to create every component as a service in SFDC.
Now as part of client requirement , we need to develop this hierarchy .and for this we are integrating with existing system Point Of Sell(POS) system ,where this Hierarchy is present.
Here we have below challenge :-
1. In POS we capture around 50 attributes for each component and there are around 50 such component.
Considering 800 custom field limit on in SFDC for every object, we are not able to create around 2500 custom fields in one object.
Want to know is there any feature in SFDC to cater this requirement





Hello Archana,


Unfortunately there is no such feature by which we can implement this type of hierarchy. I would suggest you following work arounds:


1) Implement dependent picklist concept if possible.


2) Upgrade to Unlimited edition.


Let me know if you have any questions.

Archana SarukArchana Saruk
Thanks Vinita for reply.

Can you please breif about how to use -'Implement dependent picklist concept ' to cater requiremnt

Hello Archana,


I will give you small example, suppose you have list of flowers and a list of colors. Then you can create two picklist field Flowers (Controlling picklist) and Colors(dependent picklist) and in field dependencies you can match which color will have what color.


Now for you requirement create a picklist for components and a picklist (dependent) of the all the sub components. For overview on dependent picklist please refer following links:

Archana SarukArchana Saruk

what is Custom Filed limits for Unlimited edition'.

As doc i refered is confusing

Here it shows Enterprise edition have 500 Custom filed limit but am working on enterprise edition and Limits section under any object shows , edition has 800 custom object limit.




If you upgrade to Unlimited Edition then you can have 2000 Custom Objects and each object can have 800 fields. Now following field limits are still applicable even if you upgrade to Unlimited edition: