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I have created a Custom Field for a Custom Object. Is it possible to add this field to any report type (including custom report types)? 
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Sunil SarillaSunil Sarilla
Hi Andrew,
If you have the reports Enabled for the Custom Object the field is automatically included in the report type that is created as a standard when you created the custom object.
For your existing custom report types that uses the custom object you need to add the field to the custom report type by editing the layout.
(You can only add this field to the custom report type where the object is either used a Primary object, or related child object)



 

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Chad MoutesChad Moutes
Yes as long as the report type includes the object that the custom field was created on.
Geoffrey FlynnGeoffrey Flynn
Hi Andrew,

The field is added automatically to standard report types.  
The field must be added manually to each Custom Report Type

The reason for this is that CRTs are often used to reduce the amount of fields that are in an object to a usable amount.

There is an idea out there (probably more than 1) to automate this if desired
https://success.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000h8DhAAI
 
Sunil SarillaSunil Sarilla
Hi Andrew,
If you have the reports Enabled for the Custom Object the field is automatically included in the report type that is created as a standard when you created the custom object.
For your existing custom report types that uses the custom object you need to add the field to the custom report type by editing the layout.
(You can only add this field to the custom report type where the object is either used a Primary object, or related child object)



 
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