I had two objects quote1__c and quote_line_item__c with lookup relationship.

I am writing this validation rule at quote line item level

Quote_owner__c is formula field which get the quote1__r.Lastname from quote


when a new quote_line_item record is created it has to check the Quote_owner__c name - if it is "chirana" or "millez" it has to save the record, otherwise it has to throw error.

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    I guess you are not even being able to save it, your IF function needs to return two possible values, true and false (or viceversa) IF( AND (somevalue='hey',value2='you'),true,false). You formula is not doing this.
    – PepeFloyd
    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:13
  • any other way you can suggest .in true condition it has to satisfy the expression
    – Teja
    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:23
  • You can do it the other way around as well. IF(condition, false,true)
    – PepeFloyd
    Jun 5, 2014 at 8:42

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Validation rules should return true on the error condition. Check out these helpful examples. As such, you shouldn't need an IF statement here. Think about this as "when do I want this to throw an error?" The corresponding statement you should be saying is "We should throw an error if we are creating a Quote_Line_Item and it was created by someone who is not Chrinia or MILLIEZ. This should work for you:


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