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Are options like Required, Unique, External ID available on standard fields?

Knowledge Article Number 000004988
Description

Are options like Required, Unique, External ID available on standard fields?

Resolution

You cannot enable Required, Unique, External ID on standard fields in the same manner as custom fields. As a workaround you can create a duplicate custom field and hide the standard field in the record type.

Please note that you can make a standard field required using page layout:

1) Go to any record and click on edit layout
2) Click on wrench icon
3) Check the Required Option and save the layout

Also if there are many layouts for an object you might have to do this for all the layouts in which this field is present

 





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