I have a requirement to grant a set of Users the ability to transfer ownership of all records of a certain object type, regardless of current ownership. I know I can accomplish this by granting this set of users the Transfer Record system permission, but this seems like killing a fly with a sledgehammer. I would much rather use a flyswatter.
What is the rationale behind making the Transfer Record permission a global system permission? What was the original use case for this permission and why did they not make it object-specific? (Maybe no one knows or is willing to divulge the answer to this question. That's fine. I'm just curious enough to ask it.)
Is there any other way I can accomplish my requirement? Can I make the transfer record permission object-specific using Apex Sharing? Any ideas will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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