Hi developer community,

I have the following trigger creating a child object when parent is saved. However, not all the field on the child object gets populated because they are only available on the child record.

trigger CreateBuyingInfluence on Opportunity_Positioning__c (after insert)

   List<Buying_Influence__c> Childs = new List<Buying_Influence__c>();
   for(Opportunity_Positioning__c a : trigger.new)
      Buying_Influence__c Child = new Buying_Influence__c ();
      Child.SCOP__c = a.id;
      Child.Name = 'testName'; 


   insert Childs;

So, I'm now trying to create a trigger that redirects me to the child page once parent is created/record saved.

When the Parent object=Opportunity Positioning is created then upon saving the record a trigger will prompt me to create Child Object=Buying Influences. Any ideas on how I can achieve this?

Thank you so much. Rog

1 Answer 1


A trigger is only meant to function at database level. It can't influence the UI and forward a user to a new page.

You have the following alternatives:

  1. create a formula field on the parent object containing a 'reminder' to create the child
  2. create all child fields in the parent object and copy them over from there in your trigger
  3. create 1 visualforce page overriding the parent new/edit page and make sure both objects are created from that page.
  4. create a visual workflow that takes the user through the process of creating the 2 objects

I'd suggest to go for #3 if you have the knowledge of APEX/Visualforce.

  • Hi Guy, thank you for your response. I have considered alternatives 2 and 3.
    – R.Lara
    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:21
  • I've even started to work on a APEX/Visualforce page, however, as my knowledge was very limited I couldn't make it work. How would the option 1 work? Could I use it as a pop up?
    – R.Lara
    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:24
  • Not as a popup, but you could use a roll-up summary to check whether or not the parent has a child or not. Based on that, show anything (colored text, whatever) in the formula field that you'll put on top of the page. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:28
  • Since you're not that experienced in APEX/Visualforce, I've added an option #4 that should be a bit easier to do. Oct 13, 2016 at 10:28
  • I've tried creating a Flow as well, but from a UI perspective, my managers didn't like how the data was displaying in only one column.
    – R.Lara
    Oct 13, 2016 at 10:32

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