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bypassing validation rules

hi,

 

an example scenario is, i have a validation rule for object#1. now i had a trigger for object#2 that also updates the object#1

 

Is there a way to skip the validation rules of object#1(by not relying in modifying triggers) if the update is caused by the object#2?

 

 

 

thanks in advance,

 

 

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Satish_SFDCSatish_SFDC
I dont think there is any direct method to bypass validation rule.
But i can think of a workaround:

1. Create a hidden checkbox field in the Object 1 (something called bypass).
2. When the trigger in object 2 is run, also set the bypass checbox field.
3. Modify the validation rule to run only if the bypass field is true.

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Satish Kumar
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Satish_SFDCSatish_SFDC
I dont think there is any direct method to bypass validation rule.
But i can think of a workaround:

1. Create a hidden checkbox field in the Object 1 (something called bypass).
2. When the trigger in object 2 is run, also set the bypass checbox field.
3. Modify the validation rule to run only if the bypass field is true.

Regards,
Satish Kumar
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ZombiePrawnZombiePrawn
Thank you Satish, really appreciate your quick response :)