"SObject row does not allow errors" is displayed when error is added on field if SObjectType.newSObject with predefined default values was used

"SObject row does not allow errors" is displayed when error is added on field if SObjectType.newSObject with predefined default values was used


Last updated 2018-03-07 ·Reference W-1759273 ·Reported By 117 users

No Fix

"SObject row does not allow errors" is displayed when an error message (added via addError() or system validation rule) is added on a field exposed through a property generated via SObjectType.newSObject() with predefined default values, e.g.

<sobject-type>.SObjectType.newSObject(<id>, true)

is used.

1) Create this Apex controller:

public class TestController {
public PageReference displayException() {
Account a = (Account) Account.SObjectType.newSObject(null, true);
a.addError('This is a custom error');
return null;

public PageReference displayError() {
Account a = (Account) Account.SObjectType.newSObject(null, false);
a.addError('This is a custom error');
return null;

2) Create this Visualforce page:

<apex:page controller="TestController ">
<apex:pagemessages ></apex:pagemessages>
<apex:form >
<apex:commandbutton action="{!displayError}" value="loadDefaults is FALSE - expected error message is displayed"/>
<apex:commandbutton action="{!displayException}" value="loadDefaults is TRUE - exception is displayed"/>

3) Clicking on "loadDefaults is TRUE - exception is displayed" will show an exception page containing "SObject row does not allow errors".

If the issue is due to using addError() the following workaround could be used:

if(custom condition) {
ApexPages.addMessage(new ApexPages.message(ApexPages.severity.ERROR, '*FAILED*'));

If addError() is not involved but the error comes from a standard system validation error (e.g. inserting a non-numeric value in a numeric field), consider setting loadDefaults to false and populate the fields with custom default values.

Reported By (117)

Charni Wiggins Falco Schaffrath Sebastian Lechner Harald Mayer Baba Rayan Paula Peterson David Helgerson John Alexander Camille Versteeg Lucas van der Ploeg Sebastian Schwarz Mercury . Venkata Penneti Murthy Alluri Jarrett Kuljis James Isaacs Peter Knolle Aviad Efergan Jürgen Schneider Kapil Sama Hamayoun Khan Robert Foy Robert Watson Peter Graves Martin Styles Sahitya Chitibomma Nevo Harari Petr Svestka Paula Peterson 360 DX Paolo Sarais Sivaprasad Thummagunta Rupesh Bhatia ISV Connexys TRS support Jason Lim Henk-Jan Van Dijk Jason Hardy Jan Julian Victor Sklutovsky Jeffrey Watkins Jesse Altman Paula Peterson Leigh Gordon Erik Kakulis Jim Hall Chris Payne Sebastian Schwarz Naresh Ojha Abhishek Pareek Dimitri Suls Barry Schell Jan Selis Bob Lawton Chad Meyer Jeff Hube Lieven Benoot Terence Chiu Roy Luo Neha Bapat Michael Corbett Anson Quach Kate Kahn Lauren Lewis Ashesh Ranga Paras Bhatt Christian Warden Derek Hansen Roy Lloyd Chris Caputo Bill Surgent Marwan Boutaleb Ramandeep Buttar Ian MacDonald Aleksandra Nowotna Paul Menheere (Beheerder) Admin User David Habib Admin User Vera Solutions Rupesh Bhatia Bo Laurent Ankur Test Madaan Matt   Satyanarayana Maddipati Adil Mohammed Derrek Harrison Tim Jones Madhu Kris Admin GreatVines Admin GreatVines GreatVines Admin GreatVines Dean Sanvitale Admin GreatVines Admin GreatVines GreatVines GreatVines Admin Admin GreatVines Equinox Technology Partners Christian de Ryss Jeremy Sher Jason Rezmovits Cara Pepper Day tracy leighton Monica Johnson Sterling Paramore Clayton Trichler Scott Urbatsch Jim Thompson Emma Perez Flores Jennifer Johnson Rob Craven GreatVines Admin Prashant Singh Thomas Crouse Joseph Ferraro Chris Peterson

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