I am trying to create Validation that fire only when someone try to update record manually but it should not get fire if changes due to Process/Apex/Flow

Any suggestion ?

Validation Rule :

AND(ISPICKVAL( Detail__c ,'Transfer - MM'),ISPICKVAL(Status__c ,'Closed'))

1 Answer 1


Validation Rules cannot distinguish between manual entry by some user and changes made by Apex triggers, workflow rules, processes, and API sessions which are running as that user, per se.

You can configure your automation to also set some hidden field Checkbox__c when it makes a change, and write your Validation Rule to require ISCHANGED(Checkbox__c). Then, if your hidden field isn't shown to the user, it cannot be set in their UI interactions and this will allow your Validation Rule to discriminate between the two cases. This requires changes to all of your automation working on the object and a change to your schema, however.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .