Customizing Fields for Classic Cycle Plan Targets

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You can display additional information for each custom target in a classic cycle plan. Fields from the Account, Address, and Territory Field objects display, allowing for ease of identification of each target account.

For example, Sarah Jones has accounts with multiple locations on her cycle plan. Her admin adds the City for each account to her cycle plan so Sarah can easily see the location information she needs to plan her day.

Configuring Custom Fields for Classic Cycle Plan Targets

Ensure initial configuration is complete before enabling this functionality.

To enable this feature:

  1. Create the appropriate custom fields on the Cycle_Plan_Target_vod object. Follow this naming convention:
  • Field Label: Address or Account or TSF, as appropriate
  • Field Name: zvod_[Object reference]_[Field Name] -- (not the API Name)
  • API Name: zvod_[Object reference]_[Field Name]__c
  • Where Object Reference must be one of the following:
  • TSF
  • The data type of the custom field on the Cycle_Plan_Target_vod object must match the data type of the corresponding field from the referenced object
  • If the referenced object's corresponding field is a formula field, the custom field on the Cycle_Plan_Target_vod object should match the formula's return type

    The following field types are not supported: Long Text Area, Text Area (Rich), and Hyperlink Formula

  1. To display the custom field, place it on the Cycle Plan Target related list on the Cycle_Plan_vod page layout.

If the reference is made to the Address object, the field displayed is based on My Preferred Address on TSF. If no My Preferred Address exists, display the values from the Primary Address. If the reference is made to the TSF object, then the values displayed are based on the first matching TSF between Account and Cycle Plan’s Territory value. Ensure that users have visibility to the fields that are added.

The following example shows Custom fields displayed on the Cycle Plan page online:

Cycle Plan Detail – Configurable Product Detail Columns

Custom fields can be defined to display in the Product level of a Cycle Plan Target Detail. This enables users to track and view related data about the account at the product level. This data can be inherited from the Product_vod object or created ad hoc by the user.

There are two overall types of fields: inherited and Editable.

  • Inherited fields are pulled from the Product Metrics object. Inherited fields are stamped to the Cycle Plan Detail when you submit a Cycle Plan through the UI. An un-submitted Cycle Plan displays the values from Product Metrics and is not stamped. If the cycle plan detail records are data-loaded and the Cycle Plan is not submitted through the UI, no values display in the zvod fields.
  • Editable fields can be loaded or editable by the user. They can be read-only or editable based on page layout and Field Level Security. They can be configured to display on the Cycle Plan Details page.

When you submit a Cycle Plan, zvod field values are stamped. However, if you dataload the values, the zvod field is not stamped.

The following data types are supported:

  • Check box
  • Currency
  • Date
  • Datetime
  • Email
  • Number
  • Picklist
  • Text
  • Text Area
  • URL
  • Formula

Lookup fields are not supported for custom pull-in fields.

Custom fields are not summed in the Total row.

To configure inherited fields from Product Metrics:

  • Create the desired custom fields on the Product_Metrics_vod object
  • Create an associated desired custom field to each of the above on the Cycle_Plan_Detail_vod object. Follow this naming convention:
  • Field Label: As desired
  • Field Name: zvod_PM_[Field Name] --- (Not the API Name)
  • API Name: zvod_PM_[Field Name]__c

To configure editable fields, create the desired custom fields on the Cycle_Plan_Detail_vod Object.

To configure the page layout for the Inherited and Editable fields:

  • Create two new sections, single column layout on the Cycle_Plan_Detail page layout. Name one, Cycle_Plan_Detail_vod and the other Total_Cycle_Plan_Detail_vod.
  • Drag each desired field into the layout of each section.

By creating these two new sections, you will also need to drag your Actual, Planned, and Submitted fields into this area to display on the new layout.