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Allow changes in formula field value to trigger workflow

Salesforce Platform, Applications, Customization, Database Services, Sales Force Automation, Large Enterprise Ideas, Large Enterprise

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Currently, if you use a formula field in a workflow trigger criteria, a change in the value of the formula field does not count as a record edit, and will not kick off the workflow. What I would like is to have an option to evaluate formula field values, and if a change is detected to kick off the workflow actions. We currently accomplish this with triggers that "touch" the record enough to cause workflow triggers to evaluate, but it would be great if Salesforce could build this in. Even if it was only once per day, it would still be a huge help.

6 years ago · 50 Comments ·Merge Idea · Report Abuse

Latest Comment from Product Management

Kristie Garafola

My sincerest apologies- we marked this Idea as "Coming in the Next Release" for Spring 15 in error. This feature is not slated for the current release, but we are targeting it for delivery in a future release as part of a series of enhancements to the Process Builder (safe harbor applies).

I don't have a firm date fo share at this point, but it will be a few releases out. I will post more once I have a more solid timeframe to share. I apologize for any frustration/confusion this may have caused. 

8 months ago · Report Abuse

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