My task is I need to count number of times a record has been edited using Edit button after record has been created. For this I created a field called Edit_Counting__c (Number Type) and also created one workflow on MapTesting__c to get the count that record has been edited using ISCHANGED (Field Type).

Later I created one more field called Counting__c and I created this trigger, assigned Edit_counting__c with Counting__c (maap.Counting__c = maap.Edit_Counting__c+1).

I am getting my output by using Counting__c value, but its working for only one record when I click edit button for one record respectively. When I am trying to update more than one record using developer console, the Counting__c value does not effect to all the modified records.

I do not know where I have done mistake. I also post my code below. Please check it and please could anyone help in this?

Thanks in advance

KS Kumaar

trigger MapTesting_Editable on MapTesting__c(after update) {
    List<MapTesting__c> mmp = new List<MapTesting__c>();
    List<MapTesting__c> mm = [select id, Edit_Counting__c, Counting__c from MapTesting__c where Id IN: Trigger.OldMap.keySet()];
    if (RecusrssionTrigger.flag) {
        for (MapTesting__c maap: mm) {
            RecusrssionTrigger.flag = false;
            maap.Counting__c = maap.Edit_Counting__c + 1;
        update mmp;
  • May i know why you have go for after update?? why not before update?/
    – user34052
    Jul 3, 2016 at 8:30
  • The workflow will execute on all DML events - including Data Loader and hence will not count the # of edit button save actions. Furthermore, if using inline editing, there can be multiple save events without ever clicking Edit. Unclear of your requirement.
    – cropredy
    Jul 3, 2016 at 17:17

1 Answer 1


Think you can avoid apex all together and just use workflow rule that always fires on upon insert and edit. Then create a field update that sets the integer field to the current value + 1.

  • Sorry for the late Reply. Thanks for you response @Benjamin Pirih, I can obey with your answer. But I want to do it using Trigger concept.. Please help me in this........!
    – user31765
    Jul 1, 2016 at 10:33
  • First rule of Salesforce Club.. you do not write code if you don't have to.. Second rule of Salesforce Club.. you DO NOT write code if you don't have to.. Jul 1, 2016 at 22:21

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