Does anyone know if it is possible to call a Process from a Visualforce page button? My situation is that I have a custom object with a Master-Detail relationship to the Opportunity object. When the user creates a record of the custom object, I want to have a button that would create an associated Case when clicked. In the past, I have done this via a URL hack, but I would like to use something more scalable like a Process but I'm not sure how to get the button to do this. Any help is appreciated!

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    and why not have the VF page button do DML in the controller such that the process' triggering condition executes? – cropredy Jan 12 '16 at 20:59
  • My page is using a standard controller so I do not have a custom controller to be used. – J. Neilan Jan 12 '16 at 21:04
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    ok, then change the custom button to use SFDC Javascript/Ajax and update the object that way – cropredy Jan 12 '16 at 21:15
  • Thanks @crop1645, but I don't know JavaScript very well. – J. Neilan Jan 12 '16 at 22:07
  • see salesforce.stackexchange.com/q/70837/2602 for an example – cropredy Jan 12 '16 at 22:11

If you're wanting to do it that way, you really should just go and do it in Visual Flow. You can have your Visual Flow do that, and you don't even need a Process Builder!

Check out this on writing your VFP to house the Flow: http://salesforcesidekick.com/2015/05/25/how-to-put-your-flow-in-a-visualforce-page/

And this is a great example of this in action, except that its using a URL button instead of VFP, but combine them together and you'll have what you asked for: http://salesforcesidekick.com/2015/06/25/assign-to-me-button/

  • Thanks @David. I'll take a look and see if I can make it work for me. – J. Neilan Jan 12 '16 at 22:07

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