There are quite a few blogs describing a means to build Salesforce URL’s to standard pages for creating records, that can be applied to Custom Buttons in order to pre-populate field values when a user clicks a button. For example replacing the New button on a Related list.
- Salesforce URL Hacking to Prepopulate Fields on a Standard Page Layout
- Hack to find field ids – allows a default UI “New” page to be pre-populated
- Salesforce URL Hacking (Properly)
- Create a Custom ‘New’ Button on a Related List to Return to the Parent Record After Clicking Save
IMPORTANT NOTE: The URL format Salesforce uses for the standard UI is not a supported API and thus subject to change. Though it has become quite common practice in order to improve the usability of the standard UI.
Making things a little more Robust
Other than URL format assumption, there is an area of…
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