I have a task that generates when a record is created off a Custom OBject. I tried to create another workflow on the Task object that would fire when that task is generated, but it did not work. The workflow works fine when I create a task manually, but when the task is created through another workflow, it doesn't trigger the workflow on the Task object.

Has anyone else run into a situation where they wanted a workflow to fire another workflow, is this not possible through workflows? Are there any ideas on how to do this through Apex?

Thanks in advance!


Edit: I misread the Idea initially and did more research.

Yes, workflows can trigger other workflows. There is a request for it and it was delivered Spring '12. Going through the Salesforce documentation offers an idea: Time-based workflows need a default user; do you have one configured?

  • -That linked idea says "Delivered in Spring 12"... – Peter Knolle Aug 25 '12 at 0:58
  • Not enough coffee? thanks for catching that, though. Post updated accordingly. – Mike Chale Aug 25 '12 at 1:36
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    It's true that a Workflow Field Update can trigger another Workflow Rule if "Re-evaluate Workflow Rules after Field Change" is checked on the Field Update. However, the situation here involves a Task that is created from a Workflow Rule on a parent object, then a Workflow Rule on the Task object that should run when a Task is created. There is no Field Update involved. – Jeremy Nottingham Aug 27 '12 at 14:30

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