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Gary DrevnoGary Drevno 

How to change a picklist filed to a blank field?

Field: "Lead Source" is currently a "Pick List". I either want to change it to a text field or have an option for a pick list and then fill in another selection not listed on pick list.
Doria Hamelryk VetranoDoria Hamelryk Vetrano
Hi Gary,

You can not show/hide fields based on other fields. What I should do is the folowing :
  • Create a new value "Other" in the picklist
  • Create a new text field Other Lead Source 
  • Create a validation rule : if "Other" is selected as Lead Source, the field "Other lead source" becomes mandatory
If you have to aggregate all the values in a single field, for reports btw, make another formula field that will take the value of Lead Source if the value is something else that "Other" and the value of "Other lead source" if the value of your picklist is "Other"

Hope this will help

Lead source is standard field so you can't change the type of the field but you can able to add the options to the picklist field by following the steps
Click Lead source and then you can able to add more options for the picklist field