• markdrayton
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Hi there

I have added a custom autoincrementing field ({c__CustAccountNumber}) to our account object to continue the account numbering system established by our previous CRM product. We have a number of other applications that rely on this number to identify an account and don't want to redevelop them to use Salesforce internal IDs.

Can I construct a salesforce.com URL which will enable me to (assuming the user is logged into SF) locate a particular account through this custom field? I know I can find a record by SF ID:


but that's no good as our other apps don't know these numbers. Something like:


would be great.

Using our own ID in the advanced search will find the record but depending on the data may match more than one. I'd be happy if I could restrict the search to {c__CustAccountNumber} but this doesn't seem possible in Professional edition.

Will API access allow me to search on custom fields? If so, I could write a widget to search based on this field and return a link to the object's SF ID.