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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Picklists

You have no doubt seen a picklist in action—one of those drop-down lists that provide a selection of valid values. The Force.com platform picklist data type allows you to specify the values for the picklist and displays the object in the appropriate user interface.

Picklist Usage

There are several places in your application that cry out for picklists to guide your users to correct data values.

In the Position object, these fields require only a limited set of values:

  • Department - departments in Universal Containers

  • Education - levels of educational attainment

  • Status - progress of the position towards being filled

The Candidate object also has an opportunity for a picklist

  • Education -specifies the maximum level of education for this ...

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