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Bruce GreerBruce Greer 

Using API, how to add new value to picklist for standard field without changing existing values.

How do I use the Metadata API to add a new picklist value to a standard field that already has many custom values.  Specifically, I do not want to overwrite the picklist because that would delete the custom values.  I just want to add a single new value to the list.
SandhyaSandhya (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Bruce Greer,

Please refer below sample code.
 
In following code we add two and three as a picklist value Picklist__c field on Lead.
 
Use the following code in your APEX class:
 
public static void UpdatePicklistField()
	{
	    MetadataService.MetadataPort service = createService();     
	    MetadataService.CustomField customField = new MetadataService.CustomField();
	    customField.fullName = 'Lead.picklist__c';
	    customField.label = 'picklist';
	    customField.type_x = 'Picklist';
	    metadataservice.Picklist pt = new metadataservice.Picklist();
	    pt.sorted= false;
	    metadataservice.PicklistValue two = new metadataservice.PicklistValue();
	    two.fullName= 'second';
	    two.default_x=false ;
	    metadataservice.PicklistValue three = new metadataservice.PicklistValue();
	    three.fullName= 'third';
	    three.default_x=false ;
	    pt.picklistValues = new list<metadataservice.PicklistValue>{two,three};
	    customField.picklist = pt ;
	    MetadataService.UpdateMetadata ut = new MetadataService.UpdateMetadata();
	    ut.currentName='Lead.picklist__c';
	    ut.metadata= customField;	
	    MetadataService.AsyncResult[] results = service.updateMetadata(new List<MetadataService.updateMetadata> {ut});
	}
	
public static MetadataService.MetadataPort createService()
	{ 
		MetadataService.MetadataPort service = new MetadataService.MetadataPort();
		service.SessionHeader = new MetadataService.SessionHeader_element();
		service.SessionHeader.sessionId = UserInfo.getSessionId();
		return service;		
	}

Please refer below post for similar discussion.

https://help.salesforce.com/apex/HTViewSolution?id=000002778&language=en_US
 
http://salesforce.stackexchange.com/questions/49057/adding-values-to-a-picklist-using-apex
 
https://developer.salesforce.com/forums?id=906F000000092beIAA
 
Hope this helps you!

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Thanks and Regards
Sandhya


 
Bruce GreerBruce Greer
Sandhya,

Thank you for your quick response.  However, I don't think this is going to work for me.  Your code appears to *set* the picklist on a *custom* field.  My requirements are that I need to *add* a new value to an existing picklist on a *standard* field.  Specifically, I need to add a new value to the LeadSource picklist field on both the Lead and Contact standard objects.

Thanks!
-Bruce