Cloning record by manipulating fields using Custom button

Apex Apr 18, 2016

Use case

Cloning record with manipulated/nullifying couple or more fields


Standard clone button copies all fields from record but some times we need to copy manipulate values or to nullify fields in this case following url hack will be helpful

How to do?

  1. Create a custom detail button
  2. Select url from available options in picklist
  3. copy and paste url /{!Case.Id}/e?clone=1&cloneparent=1&retURL={!Case.Id}, this url responsible for copying all values into fields (which is nothing but standard button)
  4. Now select which fields you want to manipulate, you can do this by simply right click on field and select inspect element and copy id from html elemeent

for example, am coping priority in case fields, so which will be like &cas8=medium, likewise by adding & you can add as many as you can

NOTE: If you need to pass manipulated values other than static values use formula editor and pass them in button formula editor

Give it try! For Issues comment below

Phanindra Mangipudi

Salesforce, Lightning Web Componets, Node.Js, Angular 2+, Bootstrap