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I have a Picklist in which one of the fields is "Error". On a user changing form fields and choosing to choose a different picklist value I want a validation rule to check the previous value of the picklist field and to only allow certain values to be picked if previously at "Error".  I have tried the following.


OR(AND(PRIORVALUE(Request_Status__c)='Error' , Request_Status__c<>'Draft Request'),AND(PRIORVALUE(Request_Status__c)='Error' , Request_Status__c<>'Endorse'))


I receive an error as follows:

Error: Field Request_Status__c is a picklist field. Picklist fields are only supported in certain functions. Tell me more


The "Tell me More" link brings me to teh following article  https://avaya--c4rdev.cs12.my.salesforce.com/help/doc/user_ed.jsp?loc=help&target=tips_on_building_formulas.htm%23picklists_and_msps&section=Customizing


In which it states "

  • PRIORVALUE(Only in assignment rules, validation rules, workflow field updates, and workflow rules in which the trigger type is set to Every time a record is created or edited)"

I do want this to run though every time an edit occurs though so figured it should work.


Does anyone happen to know from looking at the above what I may be doing wrong and a way to get around this?


Thanks in advance.

Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 

Hi there,


Since you are using a picklist, you should use ISPICKVAL in your validation rule.  Also, you will need to rewrite your rule a little bit.  It looks like your rule is trying to say "If the previous value of Request_Status__c was Error, then the new value cannot be Draft or Endorse."  


If that is the case, your rule should look something like this:


ISPICKVAL(PRIORVALUE(Request_Status__c),"Error"), NOT(ISPICKVAL(Request_Status__c,"Draft Request"))

ISPICKVAL(PRIORVALUE(Request_Status__c),"Error"), NOT(ISPICKVAL(Request_Status__c,"Endorse")))



I hope this helps.



Francois CombeauFrancois Combeau 
1) I used use Module3RegistrationHandler.cls as registration handler.
2) I selected Google as login capability for Partners ( cf screenshot below)
However, the challenge fails with the following message :
Challenge Not yet complete... here's what's wrong:  Could not find a login to your community using Google.
Anybody can help ?
Thanks :-)
"Login & Registration" page
Best Answer chosen by Francois Combeau
SandhyaSandhya (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Francois Combeau,

Check if you can log into the community using Google sign on the login page.

And also please consider this point in the same trailhead unit.

From Setup, enter All Communities in the Quick Find box, then select All Communities and click Manage next to the Customers community.
Select Administration, then Login & Registration and you see that Google is now an option.

Select Google and click Save.
To confirm your change, return to your private (incognito) browser and reload the login page. Check that the Google icon appears on the login page.

Hope this helps you!

Please accept my solution as Best Answer if my reply was helpful. It will make it available for other as the proper solution.

Thanks and Regards

Rohini Chaudhary 14Rohini Chaudhary 14 
Apex Class:
public with sharing class ChangeOpptyOwnerCtrl {
    private string oppId;
    public Opportunity oppobj {get;set;}
    public boolean isErrInSave {get;set;}
    public ChangeOpptyOwnerCtrl(ApexPages.StandardController ctrl){
        oppId = ApexPages.currentPage().getParameters().get('oppId');
        if(oppId != null)
            oppobj = [Select id, Name, OwnerId from Opportunity where id =: oppId limit 1];
    public void saveOwner(){
        isErrInSave = false;
            if(oppobj != null)
                update oppobj;
        }catch(Exception e){
            ApexPages.addMessage(new ApexPages.Message(ApexPages.Severity.Error , e.getMessage()));
            isErrInSave = true;


public with sharing class ChangeOpptyOwnerCtrlTest {
    static void setupTestData(){
        Account acc = TestUtility.createAccount('Test A');
        insert acc;
        Opportunity opp = TestUtility.createOpportunity('@test opp', Date.today(), 'To be Invoiced', acc.id);
        opp.Follow_up_Date__c = date.today();
        insert opp;
    testmethod static void saveOwnerTest(){
        Opportunity opp = [Select id from Opportunity limit 1];
        Test.setCurrentPageReference(new PageReference('Page.ChangeOpptyOwnerPage'));
        ApexPages.StandardController sc = new ApexPages.StandardController(opp);
        ChangeOpptyOwnerCtrl ctrlObj = new ChangeOpptyOwnerCtrl(sc);

can any one help me to cover catch(Exception e) lines
Best Answer chosen by Rohini Chaudhary 14
Maharajan CMaharajan C
Rohini, Please mark the best Answer to close this thread...
Li LeeLi Lee 
We use Salesforce Manufacturing Cloud for our business. We create a VF page show SalesAgreementProductSchedule record and edit those records.
To get and update records, we use JavaScript Remoting.During test, we found follow weird behavior in Salesfoce.
If we send SalesAgreementProductSchedule like { PlannedQuantity: 48, ID: 0YC8b0000008SDiGAM }, Salesforce Database.update throw error and we can not update this record. But if we put ID at first field in record like { ID: 0YC8b0000008SDiGAM, PlannedQuantity: 48 } we can success update this record.
I want to ask you why cause this behavior? Is there any document about it?
Best Answer chosen by Li Lee
Li LeeLi Lee
Hi, after we research more document we found solution in Salesforce Document: https://developer.salesforce.com/docs/atlas.en-us.apexref.meta/apexref/apex_class_Schema_SObjectType.htm

In this document has follow content:

User-added image
So we change our code as follow:
if (hasId) {
} else { 
Best Answer chosen by Sindhuja Sundarasudhan
PriyaPriya (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi sindhuja,

Please follow below

Create a report with Report type as "Users with Volunteer Shift Worker Records".
Your report must include the below columns:
Volunteer Organisation
Shift Hours (Note - This displays the records with SUM by default)
Step 1: Group by rows in 'Volunteer Organisation'
Step 2: Click on the arrow besides 'Volunteer Organisation' and select Sort by "Sum of Shift Hours" (This will display data as per sum of shift hours in ascending order)
Step 3: Click on the arrow besides 'Volunteer Organisation and select "Sort Descending" option.
P.S Ensure details, row counts and sub totals are off.
Hope this helps! 

Kindly mark it as the best answer if it helps.

Chamil MadusankaChamil Madusanka 

HI All,


How to create a fomula field for my age field ? It will be calculated by using the Date_of_Birth__c field. I have a fomula.



 That's from Ankit's blog. But I don't know how to use it and where to use it.


Thanks in Advance

Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 
Shashikant SharmaShashikant Sharma

Yes thats a correct formula , you can use above

If you want to go for smaller formula


Use this one : From http://forceschool.blogspot.com/2011/06/age-calculation-formula.html


IF(ISNULL(DOB__c) , DOB__c , FLOOR((TODAY()-DOB__c +1)/365.2425))

 Now to your question how to use it.


1) Create a formula field return type Integer

2) Use any of the formula , replace your date field API Name with DOB__c


Then you will see this Calculated Age in your formula field.

Celeste Streeter 7Celeste Streeter 7 
I am trying to create an alert on a specific date field on an object that is time-based related. 

The issue is that both Process Builder and WorkFlow only fire when an object is updated or created, but not when a date becomes Today (naturally, without editing or creating the object's fields).

Here are my 3 separate use cases (each needs its own solution, but has the same problem):
1. On a custom object called "Project" we have a date-field called KICKOFF DATE.  When the date becomes today, we want an email alert to send out a reminder that today is kickoff date for this project.
2. When an Opp is in Stage 1 and it's Age = 60 days, we want to send an email alert that the Opportunity is 60 days old (from created date) and is in stage 1.
3. When an Opportunity is approaching the Close Date and is in a lower Stage, we want an alert to fire that says warns it is approaching.
So now I think I need a trigger to help fire this in Process Builder. 

Anybody ever had this need before or accomplished this?
Best Answer chosen by Celeste Streeter 7
Abhishek BansalAbhishek Bansal
Hi Celeste,

You can simply achieve this bys using a workflow rule. You can set the criteria as TRUE if you always want to execute this. You can add a time dependent workflow action which will be executed 0 days after KICKOFF Date.

Let me know if you need any help in setting up this worklflow rule.

Abhishek Bansal.
Gmail: abhibansal2790@gmail.com
Skype: abhishek.bansal2790

Hi Guys,


In Opportunity Object for some page layouts in my organization in record detail page the field lable is "Closedate" when i edit the same layout the same field label is like "Expected close date". How this happens?


Is it depends on any other settings or open / closed status of an opportunity? or any other ?



Best Answer chosen by Admin (Salesforce Developers) 



Yes. We have a Option in Salesforce to rename field labels, but still the Field API Name is the same.

This is customization is to help your organization in reflecting business requirements.


When you rename a label, such as changing the “Accounts” label to “Companies,” the new label appears on all user pages. With rare exception, all pages in the Setup area use the default, original labels.


Follow this path


1. Your Name | Setup | Customize | Tab Names and Labels | Rename Tabs and Labels.

2. Click Edit link nearer to Opportunity

3. Click "Next" button

4. You can see that "Close Date" was renamed.



Yes, when we edit the page layout ...it show the default original name in the Edit Page Layout.

This is the standard behaviour.


Hope this post answers your query, mark this post as solved if it helps you.



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Ryan MeyerRyan Meyer 

Beating my head against the wall and hoping someone can point out what I'm missing. I have a basic Lightning component with a drop-down. When that drop-down changes, I'd like the controller to make a second field visible through an aura if. But I can't even get the selection onchange to trigger. 


Component is basically:

<aura:attribute name="rType" type="string"/>  
<lightning:select name="rType" label="Record Type" value="{!v.rType}" required="true" onchange="{!c.syncSelection}">

With controller:

syncSelection: function (component, event, helper) {
        console.log("this worked");


Best Answer chosen by Ryan Meyer
Naveen KNNaveen KN
I have tried to set options for the dropdown (hardcoded values) as you haven't shared the complete code. I am able to get the onchange alert
<aura:component implements="flexipage:availableForAllPageTypes" access="global">
    <aura:attribute name="rType" type="string" default="a,b"/>  
    <lightning:select name="rType" label="Record Type" value="{!v.rType}" required="true" onchange="{!c.syncSelection}">
        <option value="A" >A</option>
        <option value="A" >B</option>

controller code
syncSelection: function (component, event, helper) {
        alert("this worked");

if you are still getting the issue, please share complete .cmp and controller code related to the dropdown
Hi there,

I got following error on Set Your Org's External Org-Wide Defaults step.

Step not yet complete... here's what's wrong:
Your external org-wide defaults aren't configured correctly. Repeat the steps to make sure they are.

I tried with two new playgrounds.
Is there any other settings except below?

1. From Setup, enter Sharing Settings in the Quick Find box, then select Sharing Settings.
2. Click Enable External Sharing Model.
3. Click Edit in the Organization-Wide Defaults area.
4. For the Opportunity and Account and Contract objects, set the Default Internal Access to Public Read Only and the Default External Access to Private. Click OK if you get any popups or warnings.
5. Click Save.

<Trailhead : Share CRM Data with Your Partners>

Thanks for any idea.
Best Answer chosen by LinThaw
let me close this. It passed after swaping First and Last Name of Josh Davis (on Contact and User record).