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Just like philosophy, you have to know how to ask the question to get your answer. I would like to create a custom field within a custom object that will look-up all users, active and in-active.  Where should I begin this quest?

Hello cl0s3r,

Currently the lookup(user) fields will only list active users. There isn't any way that I know of to have the field include inactive users. The only possible way I could think of is to create a picklist containing all user's name, active and inactive. You can then use Apex to populate that will the field with the Inactive user after saving. I have not tested this. I did try with workflow rule but you cannot select an inactive user in the field update and you cannot deactivate the user if they are part of the workflow rules.
I would say you would want to begin your quest with an inline Scontrol or Visualforce component that queries on all users and displays them in a lookup-like fashion.  TCAdmin's suggestion is a noble one, but a picklist will get very messy very quickly.

Message Edited by werewolf on 06-11-2008 03:20 PM
Even the longest quest begins with a small for loop.

You may like to create the custom field, but the question is... does the custom field want to be created?