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Custom field help text



I have used inputField element but the help text orange ball isn't appearing on the page. The custom field which is binded has help text defined. Could this be due to to that the inputField is in a pageBlockTable? Is there a way to include the helpText?




salesforce does not have an affordance for field level help text when fields are displayed in lists.  That's the reason you aren't seeing anything show up by default.


The good news is that you have access to the information in your page so you can build whatever affordance you want.


Assuming you expected/want this to show up in the header, the two things you need to know are:


1) You can put whatever you want in the header of a column in a table (not just text) by using the apex:facet component named "header".  


2) You can access the help text using the $ObjectType global which is essentially a handle to the describe for a given object and it's fields, e.g. {!$ObjectType.Account.Fields.My_Custom_Field__c.inlineHelpText}.