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What I was originally trying to do (create an account for each lead as it was created):

trigger LeadCreateAccount on Lead (Before Insert) {
    Public List<Account> lstAccts = new List<Account>();
    Public List<Account> lstNewAccts = new List<Account>();
    Public set<String> setLeadNames = new set<String>();
    Public set<String> setExistingAcctNames = new set<String>();
    public String name = '';

    // Create the set for al the names of the leads
    for(Lead l: trigger.new)
    {
        setLeadNames.add(l.firstname + ' ' + l.lastname);
    }

    // fetch the matching accounts if any exists
    lstAccts = [select id,name from account where name IN : setLeadNames];

    for(Account a: lstAccts)
    {
        setExistingAcctNames.add(a.name);
    }

    // Iterate through all leads to create acocunt if it does nto exists
    for(Lead l: trigger.new)
    {
        name = l.firstname + ' ' + l.lastname;
        if (! setExistingAcctNames.contains(name))
        {
            Account acct = new account();
            acct.name = name;
            // MAP ALL THE FIELDS U WANT TO MAP HERE
            lstNewAccts.add(acct);

            // Add this to avoid any duplication in current set fo leads
            setExistingAcctNames.add(name);
        }

    }

    if (lstNewAccts.size() > 0)
        insert lstNewAccts;
}

This didn't work though, so I tried something simpler:

trigger LeadCreateAccount on Lead (Before Insert) {

            Account acct = new account();
            acct.name = 'asdf';

            insert acct;
}

If I use a system.debug() log then it shows up in my debug logs, but no account ever gets created with either piece of code. They're both definitely triggered when a lead is created though because the debug message works.

What am I doing wrong here?

EDIT: Here's my debug log:

31.0 APEX_CODE,DEBUG;APEX_PROFILING,INFO;CALLOUT,INFO;DB,INFO;SYSTEM,DEBUG;VALIDATION,INFO;VISUALFORCE,INFO;WORKFLOW,INFO
12:35:17.059 (59411704)|EXECUTION_STARTED
12:35:17.059 (59448789)|CODE_UNIT_STARTED|[EXTERNAL]|TRIGGERS
12:35:17.059 (59491218)|CODE_UNIT_STARTED|[EXTERNAL]|01qe00000004a07|LeadCreateAccount on Lead trigger event BeforeInsert for [new]
12:35:17.147 (147465285)|CODE_UNIT_STARTED|[EXTERNAL]|Workflow:Account
12:35:17.169 (169830325)|CODE_UNIT_FINISHED|Workflow:Account
12:35:17.382 (170640617)|CUMULATIVE_LIMIT_USAGE
12:35:17.382|CUMULATIVE_LIMIT_USAGE_END

12:35:17.170 (170695438)|CODE_UNIT_FINISHED|LeadCreateAccount on Lead trigger event BeforeInsert for [new]
12:35:17.192 (192314341)|CODE_UNIT_STARTED|[EXTERNAL]|Validation:Lead:new
12:35:17.192 (192327943)|VALIDATION_RULE|03d40000000Gy27|Lead_Type
12:35:17.192 (192620384)|VALIDATION_FORMULA|AND(
  OR(
    ISPICKVAL( Primary_Contact_Type__c , "Arch"), 
    ISPICKVAL( Primary_Contact_Type__c, "Cont")
  ),
  ISBLANK(Company)
)|Primary_Contact_Type__c=null , Company=fdsfasdf
12:35:17.192 (192631693)|VALIDATION_PASS
12:35:17.192 (192634435)|VALIDATION_RULE|03d40000000H3Wa|Salesforce
12:35:17.192 (192907646)|VALIDATION_FORMULA|IF(RecordType.Id = "01240000000M72r", IF(NOT(ISPICKVAL( Status ,"lost to others"))  && NOT(ISPICKVAL( Status , "lost: project killed")) && NOT(ISPICKVAL( Status , "Disqualified")),True,False)

,False)|Status=Qualifying , RecordType.Id=01240000000M6kH
12:35:17.192 (192918240)|VALIDATION_PASS
12:35:17.192 (192936229)|CODE_UNIT_FINISHED|Validation:Lead:new
12:35:17.290 (290323193)|CODE_UNIT_STARTED|[EXTERNAL]|Workflow:Lead
12:35:17.299 (299467432)|WF_RULE_EVAL_BEGIN|Workflow
12:35:17.299 (299501880)|WF_CRITERIA_BEGIN|[Lead: fdsaf 00Qe0000003fQPO]|Auto-Notify-New-Web-To-Lead|01Q40000000VIL5|ON_CREATE_ONLY
12:35:17.302 (302505007)|WF_RULE_FILTER|[Lead : Homeowner/Trade equals Web]
12:35:17.302 (302516120)|WF_RULE_EVAL_VALUE|
12:35:17.302 (302521098)|WF_CRITERIA_END|false
12:35:17.302 (302535891)|WF_SPOOL_ACTION_BEGIN|Workflow
12:35:17.302 (302543305)|WF_ACTION| None
12:35:17.302 (302546977)|WF_RULE_EVAL_END
12:35:17.302 (302596265)|WF_ACTIONS_END| None
12:35:17.302 (302603377)|CODE_UNIT_FINISHED|Workflow:Lead
12:35:17.379 (379352270)|CODE_UNIT_FINISHED|TRIGGERS
12:35:17.379 (379371588)|EXECUTION_FINISHED
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  • note, in general, it is best to do related record DML in after triggers -- especially if you ever need to associate the related record SObject with the inserted SObject -- as ids are not known in the before trigger. You are also guaranteed that if there were any validation errors on the insert, your after trigger won't be executed. – cropredy Aug 12 '14 at 20:38
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Try modifying your code as follows:

trigger LeadCreateAccount on Lead (Before Insert) {

            Account acct = new account();
            acct.name = 'asdf';
try {
            insert acct; 
}
catch (system.Dmlexception e) {
       system.debug (e);      
    }
system.debug (acct.id);    // it will print new account id to console   
}

This way you might find the error (say validation rule) that prevented insert. Alternatively, try Executing Anonymous (from Debug menu) code block without the first and last line.

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  • see edits to post – maxhud Aug 12 '14 at 19:36
  • Seems your code does not attempt to insert anything - probably there is flaw in logic. Try adding more system.debug() after each step and pretty quickly you will realize whats wrong. – dzh Aug 12 '14 at 19:41
  • There's not really anything else I can log out besides the name.... – maxhud Aug 12 '14 at 20:00
  • I feel like we are not on the same boat :) have you tried running my code and getting response? Also try running your code from execute anonymous with hardcoded names, it will save you time from going into debug monitoring. – dzh Aug 12 '14 at 20:03
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    Oh my god I was on the recently viewed default setting, not recently created – maxhud Aug 12 '14 at 20:40

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