I have a trigger that converts Leads to Opportunities. The trigger fires after update on the Lead object when the Lead Status changes to "Contacted/Qualified" (the "Converted" value). This update to the Lead Status happens in another trigger which fires after update on the Task object. The flow is like this:

  • User creates a Lead, a Task is automatically generated
  • When that Task's Status is updated to "Completed", another Task is created and the Lead Status is updated from "Raw" to "Checked".
  • When that second Task's Status is changed to "Completed", the Lead Status is set to "Contacted/Qualified", which starts the Lead conversion process using the LeadConvert class.

All of this tests flawlessly, and works flawlessly in Lightning Experience. For some reason though, in Salesforce Classic, something different happens, even with the same user.

When trying to update the Status of the second Task described above to "Completed", instead of updating the Status and converting the Lead as expected, it sends me to a page that says "This lead has been converted." with a link to return to the previous page, but then when I check the Lead, the Status has not updated and no Opportunity has been created.

Does anyone know of any documented reason for this difference in behavior, or a workaround?

Edit: Adding the code for the Trigger that is not being successful. I noticed while posting this code here that there was an extra character at the end of my email address I'm reporting errors to, so I'm going to dig into that in the meantime (Update here, I fixed the email and it's still not reporting any errors).

trigger ConvertContactedLeadsToOpportunitiesTrigger on Lead (after update) {
    List<Lead> preUpdateLeads = Trigger.old;
    List<Lead> postUpdateLeads = Trigger.new;

    Integer leadIndex = 0;

    for(Lead postUpdateLead : postUpdateLeads) {
        Lead preUpdateLead = preUpdateLeads[leadIndex];

        if(preUpdateLead.Status != 'Contacted/Qualified' && postUpdateLead.Status == 'Contacted/Qualified') {
            //Converted lead -> opp
            Database.LeadConvert leadConvertObject = new Database.LeadConvert();
            LeadStatus convertStatus = [SELECT Id, MasterLabel FROM LeadStatus WHERE IsConverted=true AND MasterLabel = 'Contacted/Qualified' LIMIT 1];

            leadConvertObject.setOpportunityName('Sales Opportunity');
            Database.LeadConvertResult leadConvertResult = Database.convertLead(leadConvertObject);

            if(leadConvertResult.isSuccess() == false) {
                EmailMessageHelper emh = new EmailMessageHelper();

                emh.addLine('Error converting Leads to Opportunities:');

                for(Database.Error dbError : leadConvertResult.getErrors()) {

                Mailer mailer = new Mailer(emh.getEmailMessage(), 'Error Converting Lead to Opp', new String[] {'[email protected]'});

        leadIndex += 1;

Here is the test class as well which is passing in the same environment I'm manually testing where I receive the error described above:

public class ConvertContactedLeadsToOppsTestClass {
    public static testMethod void test_contacted_qualified_leads_are_converted_to_opportunities_and_have_follow_up_tasks_created() {
        Profile profileId = [SELECT Id FROM Profile WHERE Name = 'Sales User' LIMIT 1];
        UserRole profileRole = [SELECT Id FROM UserRole WHERE Name = 'Sales Solutions'];

        User testUser = new User(
            LastName = 'User',
            Alias = 'ruser',
            Email = '[email protected]',
            Username = 'rob.user'+String.valueOf(DateTime.now().getTime())+'@company.com',
            ProfileId = profileId.Id,
            UserRoleId = profileRole.Id,
            TimeZoneSidKey = 'GMT',
            LanguageLocaleKey = 'en_US',
            EmailEncodingKey = 'UTF-8',
            LocaleSidKey = 'en_US'

        insert testUser;

        testUser = [SELECT Id FROM User WHERE Email = '[email protected]' LIMIT 1];

        System.runAs(testUser) {
                Account testAccount = new Account(Name = 'Test Account');

                insert testAccount;

                testAccount = [SELECT Id FROM Account WHERE Name = 'Test Account' LIMIT 1];

                Lead testLead = new Lead(
                    OwnerId = testUser.Id,
                    Account_Name__c = testAccount.Id,
                    FirstName = 'Lead',
                    LastName = 'Leaderson',
                    Company = 'Lead Inc.'

                insert testLead;

                testLead = [SELECT Status FROM Lead WHERE LastName = 'Leaderson'];

                System.assertEquals('Raw', testLead.Status);

                Task eligibilityCheckTask = [SELECT ActivityDate, Status, OwnerId, WhatId, Subject FROM Task WHERE OwnerId =: testUser.Id AND Subject = 'Eligibility Check' LIMIT 1];

                eligibilityCheckTask.Status = 'Completed';

                update eligibilityCheckTask;

                Task sendCampaignEmailTask = [SELECT ActivityDate, Status, OwnerId, WhatId, Subject FROM Task WHERE OwnerId =: testUser.Id AND Subject = 'Send Campaign Email' LIMIT 1];

                sendCampaignEmailTask.Status = 'Completed';

                update sendCampaignEmailTask;

            Opportunity msOpportunity = [SELECT Name, StageName, RecordTypeId, CloseDate FROM Opportunity WHERE OwnerId =: testUser.Id LIMIT 1];
            Task followUpTask = [SELECT ActivityDate, Status, OwnerId, WhatId, Subject FROM Task WHERE OwnerId =: testUser.Id AND Subject = '7 Day Followup' LIMIT 1];
            testLead = [SELECT Status FROM Lead WHERE LastName = 'Leaderson' LIMIT 1];

            RecordType msRecordType = [SELECT Id FROM RecordType WHERE SobjectType = 'Opportunity' AND Name = 'Sales Record Type' LIMIT 1];

            System.assertEquals('Contacted/Qualified', testLead.Status);

            System.assertEquals(Date.today().addDays(7), followUpTask.ActivityDate);

            System.assertEquals(msRecordType.Id, msOpportunity.RecordTypeId);
            System.assertEquals('Sales Opportunity', msOpportunity.Name);
            System.assertEquals(Date.today().addDays(30), msOpportunity.CloseDate);
            System.assertEquals('Reached Out', msOpportunity.StageName);
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    Code does not really care if nor is it affected by the UI LEX or Classic. And without your code it will be hard to say whats going on. Does everything happen via standard UI and code or do you have some VF/flow/etc in the mix as well
    – Eric
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 13:17
  • No VF, there are some workflows. I didn't include code because everything works in Lightning, so it seems improbable to me that it's a code issue and not a Salesforce limitation that I'm not aware of. I'll add some code to my original post. Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 13:34
  • If the code and test (written properly) work then it is unlikely a code issue as the code does not care what UI was used. In order to help I am afraid the question is going to have to be a lot more detailed and specific though unless someone has run into the same exact issue before
    – Eric
    Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 13:36
  • Thanks Eric, appreciate the help. I was hoping that someone has run into the exact same issue which was the reason for my initial lack of detail. Just in case though I've added code as you mentioned I should. Commented Apr 13, 2017 at 13:51

1 Answer 1


After continuing to dig into this I have found the source of my trouble:


It looks like this is a known issue that was reported December 2016 and is under investigation. The issue occurs when using a Task Trigger to convert a Lead with ManyWho enabled.

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