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Implementing duplicate record validation


As we can’t override the (Salesforce) “save” button, is there any way to implement duplicate record validation?


In order to implement the same I went for a formula field which is formed by concatenating the values input by user in multiple fields. Then I tried to make the calculated filed unique but failed.


Please share your ideas. If the problem can’t be solved by this approach, any alternate idea will be most appreciated.





until you can run apex triggers in production, your options are:


You could also add a custom field  that has a unique constraint, and populate it using a workflow field update from another field.