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Use Account Number as lookup for a field in custom object

Hi,

 

I am not sure how the Account data type is defined, it says 'name' unlike text/number/..when you create a new filed.

In my custom object, i am trying to create a field(datatype number) with lookup to Account number (not Account, which i think is a text). When i use 'Account' i get an error 'Incorrect datatype'.

 

Appreciate your help.

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There is no such data type 'Account' , for the standard account number field. Salesforce uses Text data type. You can create account number as number data type. But remember one thing, field name is always unique for the same object.

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Pradeep_NavatarPradeep_Navatar

There is no such data type 'Account' , for the standard account number field. Salesforce uses Text data type. You can create account number as number data type. But remember one thing, field name is always unique for the same object.

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Thanks.