I need assistance on creating Validation Rules on Account Object-

  • If the Vehicle Makes(Editable) field is populated, then the Franchise_Type_c must be populated.

  • If the Franchise_Type_c field is NOT populated, the following error message should be displayed” The Franchise Type is required”

These are custom fields on the Account Object.

  • Franchise Type (Franchise_Type__c)
  • Market Type (Market_Type__c)
  • Vehicle Makes(Editable) (DT_Input__c)
  • 2
    This isn't a specific question. You just seem to be asking us to do your job for you.
    – metadaddy
    Oct 31, 2012 at 6:02
  • appu - Have you approved the edit? it looks like 3/4 of your requirements are gone?
    – Saariko
    Oct 31, 2012 at 6:37
  • Yes saariko,I need solution for this one only.
    – appu
    Oct 31, 2012 at 6:40

1 Answer 1


As your question is pretty much detailed, and you know your validation rules, I believe the process is pretty straight forward.

2 issues:

  1. Do you need 1 or 2 validation rules? (you can have what you need in a single or 2 seperated rules)
  2. Your first requirement is not needed. Since Franchise_Type__c is a required field.

BTW, did you think to change that in the Custom Field settings? You could change the Field 'Franchise_Type__c' into a required field.

Go to create a new validation rule

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  • Click on New

Give a "Rule Name" and add Description

You than need to enter your criteria.

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The Criteria will look something like this:

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