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Allow Picklist Value Labels in Formulas

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Spring '17 brought "API Names" to picklist values so that integrations can use a "hidden" value (the API name) while users can see a local or more friendly value (the label).

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However, there isn't a way to access the label in formulas.

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So, if you want a formula to display the picklist's value somewhere else in Salesforce, only the API name will appear.

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This will be confusing to users if you actually have different values for API name and label, as they may not be familiar with the API name. We need a way to access the value's label in formulas. SOQL has a toLabel() function, and we need its equivalent in formulas as well.
 

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  • Vladimir Gerasimov - 3 months ago

    Hi there,

    First of all I want to say that we understand the importance of this idea and it's on our backlog to get implemented at some point. Unfortunately, right now I don't have a better timeline for you, this is not currently scheduled for the next couple of the releases, but we are constantly reevaluating our plans, and hopefully we will be able to address this gap sooner than later.

    Thanks for your comments and votes!
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