System Behavior for Contacts and Companies Fields

The Companies and Contacts system tables are included in every environment. These system tables let you store information about companies you work with and contacts that are associated with those companies.

In addition, system Contacts and Companies fields can be defined in each application. Special behavior is provided with these system fields. For example, you can set up your system so that an existing user can grant External access to a contact. You can also grant privileges that let contacts view items submitted by other contacts within in the same company.

This behavior is only available for the system Contacts or Companies fields. For example, if you create a Single Relational Contacts field in an application, the system behavior does not apply.