A dependent picklist is a custom picklist for which the valid values depend on the value of another (controlling) field. You can use dependent picklists to help your users enter accurate and consistent data.
Note: Limitation – dependent picklists do not support multi-select picklists.
The following custom dependent picklists and corresponding fields (for the Grid view) are available out-of-the box for Projects:
- Region (Controlling picklist)
- Country (Dependent picklist)
- State (Dependent picklist)
Using dependent picklists
After selecting a value from the controlling picklist (i.e. Region), the list of countries selected for the region is displayed in the Country field.
You can also select a value from a dependent picklist (i.e. Country), and if only one value is mapped to the controlling picklist (i.e. Region), the value for the Region column is auto-populated.
Defining dependent picklists
As a System administrator, you can modify values for the existing dependent picklists, as well as create new ones in Settings > Configure.