I tested this in my dev org for Account object:


public class Account {


trigger AccountTestTest on Account (before insert) {

   for(Account c: trigger.new){

Method does not exist or incorrect signature: [Account].addError(String)

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    if we use Standard name prefixes we end up getting this mistake. Please avoid using standard name prefix as class name – user39956 Dec 9 '16 at 14:56

Your issue is that you created a class named Account. The compiler will look to that class over the SF Implementation of the standard Account class. Keep in mind all sObjects are instances of a Class themselves

Since you did that and did not define a method named addError it does not exist

public class Account {

Strongly Suggest you delete the Account class and you should be good to go

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  • renaming the class will also help. – user39956 Dec 10 '16 at 10:36
  • public class AccountAddition{} – user39956 Dec 10 '16 at 10:48
  • @user39956 renaming the class effectively removes the 'Account' class. So yes that works to – Eric Dec 10 '16 at 11:52

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