Custom Field Type: Lookup – External Organization

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General Description

User is able to look up external organization (company) and store the organization name.

Note: Only the name of the selected organization is stored. It is not linked to the underlying object.	

Field Display

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Lookup - External Organization field, in Edit Mode (above)

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Lookup - External Organization field, illustrated is the pop-up window for locating entities (above)

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Lookup - External Organization field, in View Mode (above)

Field Options

All common options:
General Settings
Permissions & Availability
Classic Options
For further information, please refer to Custom Fields – General Information.

Options listed below are specific to this particular field type.

  • Lookup Category IDs - Search for external entities from specific categories by entering those categories' IDs in this field.
  • Disable Lookup Button - The lookup button disappears. If toggled, any text entered into the box will automatically generate a list of matching Organizations, from which an entity can be selected.


  • This field stores the name of the selected contact only. It is not possible to refer to details of the selected contact such as address, userid, e-mail etc.
  • This field can be used in conjunction with the External Organization Details field type.

See Also