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Sunny NarulaSunny Narula 

need to update field from child to parent

I need to update a field on Parent object ... from workflow rule (filed update) child object.

its not working when "Re-evaluate Workflow Rules after Field Change" is not checked...

on setting "Re-evaluate Workflow Rules after Field Change" to checked its giving the below metion error..

Validation Errors While Saving Record(s)
There were custom validation error(s) encountered while saving the affected record(s). The first validation error encountered was "Re-evaluate Workflow Rules after Field Change cannot be specified for a parent field update.".
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is there a way to update filed from child to parent object via workflow rule ?

Can you please explain about the schema of these two objects so that I can try finding the root cause.