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How many options can I add in a picklist datatype?


I am a newbie to salesforce so it might be a very basic question but really I am keen to know the answer of following questions -

1) How many options can I add in a picklist datatype?

2) Can I add dynamic options to picklist datatype field?

Attribution to: Pramod Kumar

Possible Suggestion/Solution #1

There are 2 limits when you consider a picklist. 1st is the no. of values i.e 1000 values 2nd is the character limit which is 15000 and is the hard limit. This 15k also includes return carriage and line breaks

Attribution to: Devi

Possible Suggestion/Solution #2

According to the documentation at, the maximum number of values is determined by the total number of characters. You can have up to 15,000 characters as part of your picklists.

In regards to dynamic options, can you clarify? Is this like a dependent picklist field where the values available are defined by another field?

Attribution to: Nick Cook

Possible Suggestion/Solution #3

No you cannot directly load options from one field into another field. You would need to enter them manually.

But you restrict the options based on a selection of controlling picklist.

Attribution to: Prady
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