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Submit lead from a visual force screen

Is it possible to mimic 'Submit Lead' button on a visual force page? Not sure if this question was asked before. Searched the forums could not find anythign. 

 

To give a background, I created a visual force wizard that creates new leads. We also have a lead approval process on leads object. I wanted the users to be able to either save the lead or submit it for approval in the final screen of the wizard. I am kind of stuck with the submit part.Appreciate any help on this. 

 

 

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yespeeyespee

Thank you aalbert. This was very helpful. One further question on this.

 

I am writing this code in a controller instead of  a trigger. How to specify which approval process to call in case of multiple approval process exist on leads object. Here is part of my code. 

 

 

public PageReference save() { lead.company = Customer.Name; lead.customer__c = Customer.id; lead.street= Customer.BillingStreet; lead.City= Customer.BillingCity; lead.State= Customer.BillingState; lead.Country= Customer.BillingCountry; lead.postalcode = Customer.billingpostalcode; lead.website=Customer.website; lead.status='Draft'; lead.lastname='test lastname'; Insert lead; Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest req1 = new Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest(); req1.setObjectId(lead.id); // Submit the approval request for the lead Approval.ProcessResult result = Approval.process(req1); // Navigate to the detail page for PageReference leadPage = new PageReference('/' + lead.id); leadPage.setRedirect(true); return leadPage; }

 


 

 

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aalbertaalbert

Yes, you can automate the submission or approval processes in Apex. And just invoke that apex from a VF commandButton or commandlink, ect.

 

Here are the Apex docs.

 

 

yespeeyespee

Thank you aalbert. This was very helpful. One further question on this.

 

I am writing this code in a controller instead of  a trigger. How to specify which approval process to call in case of multiple approval process exist on leads object. Here is part of my code. 

 

 

public PageReference save() { lead.company = Customer.Name; lead.customer__c = Customer.id; lead.street= Customer.BillingStreet; lead.City= Customer.BillingCity; lead.State= Customer.BillingState; lead.Country= Customer.BillingCountry; lead.postalcode = Customer.billingpostalcode; lead.website=Customer.website; lead.status='Draft'; lead.lastname='test lastname'; Insert lead; Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest req1 = new Approval.ProcessSubmitRequest(); req1.setObjectId(lead.id); // Submit the approval request for the lead Approval.ProcessResult result = Approval.process(req1); // Navigate to the detail page for PageReference leadPage = new PageReference('/' + lead.id); leadPage.setRedirect(true); return leadPage; }

 


 

 

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