I have a parent object - Opportunity and a child custom object - Child_Opp. I have workflow rule created on Opportunity Object. I have a field in Opportunity object which refers to a field in Child_Opp object. Field_opp in Opportunity has a value of Child_Opp__r.Field_child_opp.

So basically in my opportunity I have a field(Field_opp) which gets its value from a field(Field_child_opp) in Child_Opp object. My questions is can I include the field(Field_opp) in rule criteria of my workflow rule( created in Opportunity Object) . When I change the Field_child_opp, the workflow rule should execute . Can this be possible?

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    Workflow rules on a target object Opportunity can never refer, in the rule criteria, to child objs Child_Opp ;
    – cropredy
    Jan 28 '16 at 22:17
  • Hi , Any work around to solve this?
    – SfdcBat
    Jan 28 '16 at 22:47
  • do you have a RSF or DLRS RSF in Opportunity upon child?
    – cropredy
    Jan 28 '16 at 23:15
  • I guess I have RSF in Opportunity which is based upon child. So I am using a formula field in Opportunity , the formula field has the value of the field from child like - childobject__r.child field__c.
    – SfdcBat
    Jan 29 '16 at 1:24
  • But a formula in a parent can't refer to a child object. I'm confused.
    – cropredy
    Jan 29 '16 at 5:44

workflow can be created just for parent object. Some-things cant be done with workflow try using process builder. It would for sure help.

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