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Mark PassovoyMark Passovoy 

Change User Record Type Selection preferences

Is it possible to access the User Record Type Selection preferences through the Data Loader? I have the need to update user's preferences for Opportunities globally for the organization without having everyone do it manually.

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Justin EdelsteinJustin Edelstein
 You can change this at a profile level if you are using EE and above. Just go to the custom profile and change the default record type for that profile. 
Chuankai ZhouChuankai Zhou
you can change it in Eclipse,but still manual and slow.

<recordTypeVisibilities>
        <default>true</default>
        <personAccountDefault>true</personAccountDefault>
        <recordType>Account.Customer_Account</recordType>
        <visible>true</visible>
    </recordTypeVisibilities>
<recordTypeVisibilities>
        <default>false</default>
        <recordType>Account.Partner_Account</recordType>
        <visible>true</visible>
    </recordTypeVisibilities>

Mark PassovoyMark Passovoy
I mainly want to be able to either check the box in Record Type Selection for each user or mimic that function so users are not prompted to choose the record type on creation. Changing the default record type doesn't do that unfortunately.
Justin EdelsteinJustin Edelstein
 The only way to make it so that a user can only create 1 record type is to eliminate the creation of the other record types from their profile. You could always make it so that certain profiles can only create 1 record type - they should then be able to change it to other active record types once they create it. 
Mark PassovoyMark Passovoy
Sorry to write back so late. @Justin, you are exactly correct. That was what I was looking for.

If you do not enable it for a profile, you won't be prompted to choose a record type upon creation. Then after creation, I am updating the record type field with a workflow update which will do exactly what I need.

Thanks all.