Field history tracking in Salesforce

We can track only up to 20 fields per object.

We cannot track all the Standard fields, Roll-up Summary fields and Formula fields.

It won't show modified values and old values for Multi-Picklist, Long Textarea fields and Field's length more than 255 characters.

History tracking shows the following:
  1. Prior value - old value.
  2. Current value - value.
  3. Who has done the changes - person who modified it.
  4. When it was changed - date and time of modification.
For Standard Object:

1. Go to any standard object fields and click "Set History Tracking" button.


2. Enable "Enable Account History" check box, select the fields for tracking and click "Save" button.


3. Go to the page layout and add the tracking history related list.


For Custom Object:

1. Go to any custom object and click "Set History Tracking" button.


Note: If Set History Tracking button is not available for Custom object, make sure that Track Field History check box is checked.


2. Select the fields for tracking and click "Save" button.


3. Go to the page layout and add the tracking history related list.


Output:

9 comments:

  1. is there a limit to the length of tracking history for a field? understanding you can only track 20 fields for every one object

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    1. Yes. Only 20 fields can be tracked.

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    2. Length limit for tracking is 255.

      Cheers!

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  3. Hi Magulan,
    My field have text area long(means user will enter more than 255 characters).How can i achieve this senario ?

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  4. hello Mangulan ,
    such a very helpful doc

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  5. What if i want to track field which is long and want to show old and new value in chatter , then how do need to approach this via code?

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  6. what about to track more than 20 fields ?

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    1. you have to pay for Salesforce and can increase track fields limit.

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