Workflow is a way to automate actions within Salesforce. Workflow rules consist of the workflow criteria and immediate or time-dependent actions which can be Tasks, Email Alerts, Field Updates, or Outbound Messages.

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How do we auto-populate a field with the value of the previous created record?

We have a Custom Object Meter Reading that has three fields: Old Value New Value Difference (formula field) We are creating records that display the difference between the old and new ...
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Why do I get Error: Exceeded maximum number of tasks allowed per rule (10) when deploying a workflow via ANT?

I have a workflow rule that are failing to be deployed to a sandbox from a sandbox via ANT. The workflow rule has seven field update tasks associated to it. When I deploy I get this error message. ...
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Trigger and Workflow on the same field facing Issues

Hi I have a requirement. I have a custom Checkbox field inside case object say "res__c". When a Email is received then this res__c should be TRUE. And later if the case record is edited, then res__c ...
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Cross-objects workflow with scenario

Can any body here explain me what is cross object workflow and how can we use it, what is the scenario where we can apply this.
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how to send an email alert to an account owner's manager

I am trying to configure an email alert to be able to send out to the manager of the account owner of an account. To this end I have set up a field on the account object that stores the email of the ...
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Executing Workflow Rule in Minutes? (Time Based Workflow)

I am attempting to do a field update every 15 minutes but it seems workflow time triggers start at 1 hour. Is it possible to have workflows execute every 15 minutes? If not, it is possible to have a ...
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Is there anyway to send an Email Alert to a Territory Assignee?

We have implemented Territory Management in our Org. In our scenario, we have multiple business units which divide their territories differently and we keep one Account for all the business units. ...
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Does a time trigger workflow rule based on a date, with a field update on that same date, still execute if the field update changes the date?

I have a time based workflow rule that fires when TriggerUpdate1 is True. When it fires, two time dependent workflow actions are kicked off (they're part of the same rule, just two actions): At 1 ...
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Checking a Custom Field if Opportunity Stage has changed

i can't figure it out where i did mistake..any help would be appreciated.. trigger oppiswonchec on Opportunity (before update) { for(opportunity opp : trigger.new){ opportunity oppold = ...
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After Insert Trigger & WFR Field Update

This is a fresher question. I am trying to understand the mechanics of SF Order of execution. Let us assume that there is a custom object "Alpha". "Alpha" has a custom field "FAlpha". "FAlpha" is ...
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Can we specify “without sharing” in Visualforce email templates?

We have a workflow rule that triggers when ownership of a record changes and certain conditions are met-- part of the criteria is ISCHANGED(OwnerId), which causes the workflow to perform its actions. ...
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Email Alert on Custom Object

We have a custom object called Worklog. This custom object (Worklog) has a custom field (Worklog_User__c) which is a lookup to an salesforce user. This user should get a notification whenever a ...
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Email Alert using VisualForce Email Template Produces Empty Email

I want to send an email on creation of a record. The email must contain information about the record plus certain related detail records. I chose a VisualForce email template with a VF component ...
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Metadata explorer to view workflows

There are quite a few good tools on AppExchange to view metadata components, such as objects and code, but none of them seem to be able to display workflows. Using Eclipse IDE is a bit of a pain, as ...
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create outbound message in veeva to a mobile number

Can someone help me here? I have a requirement to send message notification in mobile number of the User when he/she is inactivated in the system. IF(AND(ISCHANGED(ISACTIVE),NOT(ISNEW())),true,false) ...
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using a field update to update a lookup field based on another lookup field

I want to be able to update a lookup field "FirstUser"(lookup to user) with the value form another lookup field (CreatedbyID). What is the simplest way to do this? Do I need to create a trigger? I ...
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how to change the case creator

I want to be able to change the case creator (I have a workflow rule that fires an email when the case goes to "waiting on update" and sometimes the case creator needs to be updated to prevent the ...
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Workflow rule creation process

I have to create a workflow so that it shows a message when a sample lot Expiration date is just 90Days ahead. Can some one show me the process?
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Order of execution of trigger and workflow

I am aware of the flow of execution in salesforce(validation, autoresponse, assignment...etc). I also have knowledge of the order of execution of a visualforce page. I have 2 questions on execution: ...
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How to convert a Lead to Contact automatically?

I'm looking for help. I'm new to Salesforce, learning to become an Admin. We are developing a Web to Lead form. We'd like to automatically change anyone who submits the WTL form directly to a ...
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Do emails sent by workflow rule count towards processing time?

Our app contains a workflow rule that sends an email to the user when a case or lead is assigned to them. The email template contains a component with a controller that uses soql to populate the email ...
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List of workflow rules using metadata api

I read one response from you is export all data to eclipse and then use metadata api to get list of all workflow rules. I have similar requirement where i need to pull List of workflow rules using ...
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How to BURP test our outbound msg endpoint?

We are using some workflows and trigger to send out outbound msgs to a listening end-point of ours. We are going into certification with SF and that requires some testing using BURP.. What I have read ...
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workflow rule executes and reverts back

Have a workflow rule to change the status of a case to “Open” when the customer adds a comment to the closed case. It shoots an email to the customer that the status is changed. workflow rule ...
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Synchronize value between two fields for parent Object A and child object Object B - strategies?

I have a question. I have a field titled Familiar Name (text field) in two different objects. the objects are: Contact (standard Master object to Profiling Information a custom object). What I ...
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Complete Regex Reference For Salesforce Formulas?

Is there a complete Regex Reference somewhere for using REGEX() in formulas? I have searched and found nothing useful. The problem I am having is below. I want to know if any of the characters ...
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Looking for a way to update a field on an Opportunity Product when a field on the Opportunity is checked

We have a start date on the Opportunity Product that we would like to be able to automatically update to the close date on the opportunity only some of the time. We thought that a check box giving the ...
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Email Alerts and Formula (Lookup) Fields

I'm hoping a SF guru can help me think through this problem. Here's an example: imagine that I have two objects: Offices, and Issues, a child object. In Office, I have an email field called 'Point ...
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Workflow+Trigger vs Trigger

What are your thoughts on using a combination of workflow + trigger versus running all logic through a trigger. The reason I bring it up is I'm undertaking a massive trigger cleanup in a new org I ...
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Send email when changing Lead owner via Apex

What is the best way to trigger an email when I am changing the Owner of a Lead using Apex/Sforce API? I would like the email to go out to the new owner to let them know about this. The best that I ...
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Update Field in workflow to previous value

I want that if Profile of User is not system administrator then if the user updates Title field of User Object then it does not get updated or updates to its previous value. For this I created a ...
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How to track the creation and last edited date of a custom field - best practice

Here i have issue regarding workflow or trigger.On Account level i have 2 fields.. 1) Account note - text field 2) Account note modified date - date field I want the Account Note Modified Date ...
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Updating child record on update of parent field

I have a TestDeploy Object - with field TestDate When a TestDeploy Object is created 3 task are auto creted using workflow Task1 - Subject :- TestDeploy Test1 , due date:- testdate + 30 Task2 - ...
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How to get access to Headless Flow Pilot access

i have to use Headless flows in my developer org.How to apply for this Pilot feature. in How much time i get access to this feature Plz guideline.
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Problem in Time Based Workflow triggering using custom formula field

I have a formula field (Hours_After_Case_Updated__c) which calculates hours after the the case was last modified excluding weekends (Saturday and Sunday). I want to trigger a time based workflow ...
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Using a workflow to update fields also effected by workflows

Afternoon all, I have two custom objects (Child & Parent), The Child is a questionnaire type that can be submitted to a customer (via email, its a visualforce page), they then approve it (when ...
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Task from Workflow questions / issue

I have a question in regards to the user the system uses when assigning a task from a workflow. I have a workflow on a field in account and if this field reach 90% the workflow fires. This workflow ...
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Attach the mail sent by workflow

actually in our org we send emails using workflows. The business required to attach the sent mail to the related record. There is anyway to do this?
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autopopulate case field with related account field value

I have to populate contact1(a text custom field) on case with the value from account object field account member(custom field).When i create a case and select a account name ..value from accountmember ...
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Auto Populate values in fields of custom object

I have an Custom_Object_A__c which has a look up relation with Custom_Object_B__c. Custom_Object_A__c has a field NumberS__c (Number(15,0)). Custom_Object_b__c has a field ...
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Why use workflows?

I'm trying to build a development philosophy around Salesforce development. Can I solicit your opinion on: Why would you ever use a workflow for a field update? Why is a workflow better than apex ...
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How do I set up an email notification to a User when a new case comment is added?

In our org we have a Requester field. This field is a lookup field to the User table on the Case page layout. This User needs to receive an email notification when a new comment is added to a case. ...
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Updating Child Objects based on field of parent

I have a workflow on parent object which creates 3 task. When creating a task the description section is updated with text as 'TestLeader'. Parent Object has field 'TestLeader'. A trigger(after ...
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Email Alert when attaching the solution into the Case

How do I send an email alert by using the workflow when attaching the solution into the case?
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my first trigger. Please help me

this is my first post. I recently got a new job with my org on salesforce and I was asked to write a trigger for a workflow rule. the issue is that the email alert is going out even with the Initial ...
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Avoid Cascade workflow execution

I´ve following workflow rules: W1: on Case Comment object ----action: update field on case. W2: on case object----action: change case status Field update on case of W1 is firing W2, I would like to ...
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Use Workflow to update checkbox between objects

I need to update a checkbox field on the Lead object called Grant Access by replicating the same type field Grant Access on the Campaign Object. I cannot use a Formula field due to limitations ...
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How do I use a formula field with #Error! value in a field update?

I have a formula field that is just at the compilation limit maximum, and cannot be expanded any more, formatted as such: FieldA__c/FieldB__c I would like to reference the value of this formula ...
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Sending Email Template to Lead on Creation of Event

I am having a little trouble sending an email to a lead using a template when an Event of type visit is created and again the day before the event. I can't use a workflow because ActivityDate is not ...
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Maintaining MultiSelect Picklists

How do I maintain a multiselect picklist? I want to be able to update values in the picklist without doing too much manual work. Workflows aren't able to do field updates on multiselect picklists, and ...