In advance, thank you for your help.

What I am trying to do is to create the following validation rule (whether it will be an actual validation or a javascript API validations, that remains to be determined).

The validation rule or code will have to do the following:

Only allow a user to click on the "NURF" button if AND ONLY if the New Hire Start Date field is populated and not "NULL"

Here is my code as it was before, I just need to add the correct validation rule as outlined above:

var Contacts = new sforce.SObject("Contact");
Contacts.Id = '{!Contact.Id}';
Contacts.Recruiting_Status__c = 'NURF Initiated';
Contacts.Workflow_Trigger_FOR_NURF__c = '1';

var result = sforce.connection.update([Contacts]);

if (result[0].success=='false') {
} else {

Thanks guys and gals.


This seems too easy so I hope i'm not missing something here

Add this validation rule to Contact:


when the update happens on the button's javascript, the user gets an error

If this NURF button is on a VF page bound to Contact, you could conditionally render it with a render="{!NOT(ISBLANK(contact.new_hire_start_date__c))}"

  • Well I understand what the code needs to be (in terms of the qualification/validation) but what I am curious about is where I need to put that code and if I need to preface it with any syntax in order to be a validity argument. Nov 24 '14 at 20:07
  • The Validation rule goes onto the SObject Contact using Setup | Customize | Contacts | Validation Rules
    – cropredy
    Nov 24 '14 at 20:48

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