I have two objects in a parent-child relationship: job order (parent) and application (child.)
I'm attempting to use workflow rules to update the status of certain applications when the job order is filled, and to send an email to the candidates explaining that the job has closed.
However, when I update the job order, nothing happens. I've read that a 2012 update allowed cross-object workflow triggers but I'm only seeing examples of the opposite relationship (where an update to a child object can trigger a workflow on a parent object.)
I'm hoping to avoid the complexity of an apex trigger, but I'm not sure whether this is possible through workflows. I'd appreciate any input on feasibility before I try to work out the proper trigger.