I have a visual flow that essentially generates a renewal of an already existing opportunity. The flow is launched from a button on the opportunity. I use the record create element to create the renewal opportunity. One of the things I need to do if specify a stage of the renewal opportunity (5 - closing) and a probability (95%). Both of these field values are hard-coded into the create record element.
The problem is that the probability is tied to the stagename. For regular opportunities, the probability of an opporutnity in stage "5 - closing" is 75%. I need it to be 95% on the renewal opportunity. Even though I specify the probability to be 95 in the flow, it is still 75% on the opportunity after it is created. I cannot add an update record element because there are validation rules that are applied after opportunity creation that would cause an error in the flow.
How do I either force the probability to update, regardless of the stagename or how can I prevent validation rules from firing when the updates are coming from a visual workflow?