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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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Record Types

Dependent picklists give you a way to add flexibility to your use of picklists. You can limit the entries in one picklist based on the entry in another picklist. The Force Platform also includes a way to limit the display of picklist values based on a different criterion. This functionality, and more, is delivered through the concept of record types.

Record types allow you to define multiple user interfaces for data stored in the same object. Users are grouped in profiles, which is discussed in Chapter 7: Protecting Your Data, and record types are assigned to one or more profiles.

Every object in your Force Platform data store can have more than one record type. Each record type has two areas of presentation options—the ability ...

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