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Puja khetanPuja khetan 

how user can update locked record using apex

user dont have edit access on locked record and i want them to allow to update field value on apex ,some one guide how it is possible .
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AbhishekAbhishek (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Puja,

We can't update a record even with an apex if it is locked.

Salesforce admins can edit locked records. Depending on your approval process configuration settings, an assigned approver can also edit locked records. Locks and unlocks that are set programmatically use the same record editability settings as other approval-process locks and unlocks. Record locks and unlocks are treated as DML. They’re blocked before a callout, they count toward your DML limits, and if a failure occurs, they’re rolled back along with the rest of your transaction. To change this rollback behavior, use an allOrNone parameter.


The new Approval.LockResult and Approval.UnlockResult classes let you interact with the results of your programmatic record locks and unlocks.

For further reference, you can check the below release notes,

https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/winter16/release-notes/rn_apex_approval_locks_unlocks.htm#rn_apex_approval_locks_unlocks


I hope you find the above information is helpful. If it does, please mark as Best Answer to help others too.

Thanks.

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AbhishekAbhishek (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Puja,

We can't update a record even with an apex if it is locked.

Salesforce admins can edit locked records. Depending on your approval process configuration settings, an assigned approver can also edit locked records. Locks and unlocks that are set programmatically use the same record editability settings as other approval-process locks and unlocks. Record locks and unlocks are treated as DML. They’re blocked before a callout, they count toward your DML limits, and if a failure occurs, they’re rolled back along with the rest of your transaction. To change this rollback behavior, use an allOrNone parameter.


The new Approval.LockResult and Approval.UnlockResult classes let you interact with the results of your programmatic record locks and unlocks.

For further reference, you can check the below release notes,

https://releasenotes.docs.salesforce.com/en-us/winter16/release-notes/rn_apex_approval_locks_unlocks.htm#rn_apex_approval_locks_unlocks


I hope you find the above information is helpful. If it does, please mark as Best Answer to help others too.

Thanks.
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ANUTEJANUTEJ (Salesforce Developers) 
Hi Puja,

Additionally, you can also check this idea and incase if this helps you can upvote the idea.

>> https://trailblazer.salesforce.com/ideaView?id=08730000000a16jAAA

Regards,
Anutej