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ChickenOrBeefChickenOrBeef 

How to set CreatedById and CreatedDate for test class records?

Hey everyone,

I need to write a test class for a trigger that heavily involves the CreatedById and CreatedDate of a task. I can't input values for these fields in a test class, since they're not writeable.

How can I set the CreatedById and CreatedDate for the insertion of a task record in a test class?

Thanks!
-Greg
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Big EarsBig Ears
As Sonam says above, you can set the "CreatedById" using the system.runAs() methods.

Also - As of Spring '16, you can now set the Created date of a record in test context with test.setCreatedDate(recordId, createdDatetime)

http://docs.releasenotes.salesforce.com/en-us/spring16/release-notes/rn_apex_new_classes_methods.htm#rn_apex_new_classes_methods_changed_classes (http://​http://docs.releasenotes.salesforce.com/en-us/spring16/release-notes/rn_apex_new_classes_methods.htm#rn_apex_new_classes_methods_changed_classes)

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SonamSonam (Salesforce Developers) 
I think you should be using runas() to create the test record with the createdBy Id of the run as user

reference:
https://www.salesforce.com/us/developer/docs/apexcode/Content/apex_dml_non_mix_sobjects_test_methods.htm


Big EarsBig Ears
As Sonam says above, you can set the "CreatedById" using the system.runAs() methods.

Also - As of Spring '16, you can now set the Created date of a record in test context with test.setCreatedDate(recordId, createdDatetime)

http://docs.releasenotes.salesforce.com/en-us/spring16/release-notes/rn_apex_new_classes_methods.htm#rn_apex_new_classes_methods_changed_classes (http://​http://docs.releasenotes.salesforce.com/en-us/spring16/release-notes/rn_apex_new_classes_methods.htm#rn_apex_new_classes_methods_changed_classes)
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