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Create Record Types

Noah Larkin would like a few more things tweaked for this teams. He'd like you to set up some page layouts (next step of this project), but first you need to lay the groundwork by creating record types. Record types determine the business processes, page layouts, and picklist values users have access to.

Setting up record types will ensure that when Noah's Consulting Team views customer accounts, they won't also see the partner accounts. The team also has to scroll through a long list of values in the industry field when they use partners for consulting or training. Creating record types will allow them to simply choose from Consulting or Education in these cases. Let's get to it. 

Create Record Types

Create a new account record type called Customer Account.

  1. From Setup, click Object Manager and select Account.
  2. Select Record Types, click New, and fill in the details.
    Field
    Value
    Existing Record Type
    Master
    Record Type Label
    Customer Account
    Description
    For customers and prospects
    Active
    select
  3. In the Enable for Profile column header, deselect the checkbox.
  4. In the Enable for Profile column, select these profiles.
    • Sales User
    • System Administrator
  5. Click Next.
  6. Ensure that the Apply one layout to all profiles radio button is selected.
  7. From the Select Page Layout list, select Account Layout.
  8. Click Save.

Edit the Industry picklist values to remove Consulting and Education.

  1. In the Action column, click Edit next to the Industry field.
  2. In the Selected Values list, hold down Ctrl/Command and select Consulting and Education. Picklist values list showing available and selected values, highlighting the Remove arrow.
  3. Click the Remove arrow.
  4. Click Save.

Create a new account record type called Partner Account.

  1. While still viewing the Account object in the Object Manager, select Record Types, and click New.
  2. For Existing Record Type, ensure Master is selected from the picklist.
  3. Enter Partner Account as Record Type Label.
  4. For Description, enter For consulting partners.
  5. Select the Active checkbox.
  6. In the Enable for Profile column, select these profiles.
    • Partner App Subscription User
    • Partner Community Login User
    • Partner Community User
  7. Click Next.
  8. Ensure that the Apply one layout to all profiles radio button is selected.
  9. From the Select Page Layout list, select Account Layout.
  10. Click Save.

Edit the Industry picklist values to include only Consulting and Education.

  1. In the Action column, click Edit next to the Industry field.
  2. In the Selected Values list, hold down Shift and select the first value and the last value. This will select all values in the list.
  3. Hold down Ctrl/Command and click Consulting and Education to deselect them.
  4. Click the Remove arrow, so that Consulting and Education are the only Selected Values remaining.
  5. Click Save.

Edit the Type picklist values to include only Channel Partner/Reseller, Installation Partner, Technology Partner, and Other.

  1. In the Action column, click Edit next to the Type field, and then edit the picklist values.
  2. In the Selected Values list, hold down Ctrl/Command and select all values except Channel Partner/Reseller, Installation Partner, Technology Partner, and Other.
  3. Click Remove.
  4. Click Save. Picklist Values showing only the desired values in the Selected Values column.

You’ve taken care of some of Noah’s concerns by creating record types. Move on to the next step where you work on those page layouts he asked for. 

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