I have created a trigger on the Opportunity object for before insert and before update, through which I am sending the Trigger.newMap variable as an argument to my apex class where I am checking the existence of a particular combination against the records in another Object called record combinations and trying to add an error, if a particular pattern of record doesn't exist. But when I try to create an Opportunity or update it I am getting the below exception.

OppRecordCombo: execution of BeforeUpdate caused by: System.FinalException: SObject row does not allow errors () 

My trigger is below

trigger OppRecordCombo on Opportunity (before insert, before update) {
    if((Trigger.isBefore && Trigger.isInsert) || (Trigger.isBefore && Trigger.isUpdate)) {
        OppRecordComboClass opp = new OppRecordComboClass();

And my apex class is as below

public without sharing class OppRecordComboClass {
    //private List<Opportunity> opportunities;
    String recordComboString;
    String oppComboString;
    List<String> recordComboStringList = new List<String>();

    public OppRecordComboClass() {

    public void checkComboValidate(Map<Id, Opportunity> opportunities) {
        try {
            List<Record_Combination__c> recordcombo = [SELECT Client__r.Name,
                                                            FROM Record_Combination__c];

            for(Record_Combination__c recComb : recordcombo) {
                recordComboString = recComb.Client__r.Name + recComb.Client_SFDC_ID__c + recComb.Agency__r.Name + recComb.Agency_SFDC_ID__c;

            List<Opportunity> oppCheckList = [SELECT Id,
                                                    FROM Opportunity
                                                    WHERE Id in :opportunities.keySet()];

            for(Opportunity opp : oppCheckList) {
                if(opp.Allow_New_Account_Combination__c == false) {
                    oppComboString = opp.Account.Name + opp.AccountId + opp.Agency_Name__r.Name + opp.Agency_Name__c;
                    System.debug('This is the opp combo string akki ' + oppComboString);
                    if(!recordComboStringList.contains(oppComboString)) {
                        //Opportunity triggerOpp = opportunities.get(opp.Id);
                        opportunities.get(opp.Id).addError('This Customer and Agency combination doesn\'t exist in OB. Do you still want to create this Opportunity');
        } catch(Exception e) {
            System.debug('An exception occured at the line ' + e.getLineNumber() + ' exception is ' + e.getMessage());

Can anyone please let me know why is this happening and how can this be corrected?

1 Answer 1


Trigger is on the before insert and before update. And in your method you're using opportunities map with ID as a key. However in before insert, ID you will not get(its generated after before trigger execution).

Also as per the exception message - You're trying to add an error to record which is not part of trigger context.

  • Thank you for the answer. Is there a way to get around this? I want show users an error message if they are trying to create a combination that isn't a part of the existing record combination table. Nov 6, 2020 at 5:12
  • you can throw the custom exceptions, which wil be shown to user
    – Ysr Shk
    Nov 6, 2020 at 5:15
  • 1
    Thank you, I'll try to do that and see if I can get around this. Nov 6, 2020 at 5:16
  • Any idea on how to display the exception message to the user on the standard opportunity layout once it caught by exception handler? Nov 6, 2020 at 5:59

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