Enable enhanced lookups so users can use wildcards in their lookups and sort, filter, and page through their results. Enhanced lookups are available for the Business Account, Contact, Custom Object, Opportunity, Person Account, User, Work Order, and Work Order Line Item objects.
|Available in: Salesforce Classic|
|Available in: All Editions except Database.com|
|To enable enhanced lookups:||“Customize Application”|
Custom object records are searchable in the Salesforce user interface only if the custom object is associated with a custom tab. Users aren't required to add the tab for display.
- From Setup, enter Search Settings in the Quick Find box, then select Search Settings.
- In the Lookup Settings area, select the objects for which you want to enable enhanced lookup functionality. Currently, only account, contact, user, and custom object lookups can use this feature.
- Click Save.
After enabling enhanced lookups, specify which fields users can use to filter lookup search results. If you don't specify any fields, your users can't use filters in enhanced lookup dialogs. Fields configured to use enhanced lookups don’t support single character searches (except for searches in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai) or wildcards at the beginning of search terms.
If you enable enhanced lookups in your org, it is also enabled for any Visualforce pages you create.