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MigMig 

Workflow can not trigger workflow ... and Apex trigger update can it trigger workflow ?

I know that's it's not possible to trigger a worklow by a field update done by another workflow. 

My question is : If My fiest workflow updates a record that will fire my apex trigger and this apex trigger fires a worlfow. Do you think this will work ?

 

If not, do you know if it's possible to enable this functionnality ?

http://ideas.salesforce.com/article/show/10093883/Allow_workflow_or_approval_process_to_trigger_workflow

 ( a guy here says that he thinks it's possible, how can I do it ? )

 

Thanks a lot for all your answers.

 

Cheers,

Mig 

 

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werewolfwerewolf

Apex can trigger workflow on a different object if you touch it.  So let's say you change a Case which fires a before update Case trigger which updates a Contact -- workflow on that Contact will fire.

 

Or you can use an @future to trigger workflow on the case asynchronously (but shortly after the transaction has completed).  Here's an example of @future in action:

 

http://blogs.salesforce.com/support/2009/01/allowing-custom.html

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werewolfwerewolf

Apex can trigger workflow on a different object if you touch it.  So let's say you change a Case which fires a before update Case trigger which updates a Contact -- workflow on that Contact will fire.

 

Or you can use an @future to trigger workflow on the case asynchronously (but shortly after the transaction has completed).  Here's an example of @future in action:

 

http://blogs.salesforce.com/support/2009/01/allowing-custom.html

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MigMig

great. Thanks for your answer and for the @future notaion ... 

Cheers,

Mig 

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