Activity Forums Salesforce® Discussions How many ways we can make field required in Salesforce?

  • Anurag

    September 27, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Anjali,

    Different ways to make field mandatory :

    1. Make the field “Required” at the time of field creation by checking the “Required” check box.
    2. Make the field Required through Page Layout by checking the “Required ” checkbook in Field Properties.
    3. Validation Rules can also be used to make the field mandatory. In Error Condition Formula, one can use ISBLANK(“FieldName”);.
    4. Triggers can be used to make field mandatory. Ex. If a user try to insert the record without the field which is required, we can throw the page massage specifying to fill up required fields.(Using Trigger.addError()).
    5. One can make field mandatory through Visualforce.(If the field is getting referenced) by setting the required attribute in       <apex:inoutField> to True.

  • shariq

    September 29, 2018 at 11:26 am


    Use addError() method in trigger to through error if that field is empty.

    Hope this helps.

  • Avnish Yadav

    September 30, 2018 at 12:31 am

    Let say you want to make contact field required.

    Edit the Contact page layout. Hover over the Title field and click on the Wrench icon. Then click Required checkbox and save.

    Setup | Customize | Contacts | Page Layouts


  • Son

    July 10, 2023 at 2:00 pm

    Now, you can now add another solution through the flexipage (Lightning page) using the dynamic forms and check Required as UI Behavior. This is pretty powerful since you can make this behavior different based on the filters. ie. Drag the field in the section, click Required with Field Visibility : Profile>Not Equal Administrator and Drag a the same field in the same section with no UI Behavior but with Field Visibility : Profile>Equal Administrator.

  • Eden

    October 10, 2023 at 9:44 am

    I believe there are several ways to make a field required in Salesforce. One common method is through the user interface by editing the field properties and setting the "Required" checkbox. Additionally, validation rules can be implemented to enforce specific conditions that make a field mandatory. Another approach involves using Apex triggers to define custom logic that ensures the required status of a field. Splunk Certification and Each of these methods offers flexibility in enforcing data integrity based on different criteria and scenarios within the Salesforce platform.

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