Apex test fails when it is triggered by Process that invokes Flow when run in Synchronous mode
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Apex test fails when it is triggered by Process that invokes Flow when run in Synchronous mode

Apex , Workflow , Process Builder

Last updated 2019-06-19 ·Reference W-2810369 ·Reported By 18 users

No Fix

Apex test is failing when it is triggered by a Process that invokes Flow when run in Synchronous mode.You will receive below error message:

An error occurred at element myRule_1_A1 (FlowActionCall).
Malformed SObject specified for parameter: {FLOW INPUT VARIABLE}

In any org ,try below :-

1. Create a Flow:
a. Create input variable:
i. Resources -> SObject Variable
ii. Unique Name: InAcct
iii. Input/Output Type: Input
iv. Object Type: Account
b. Add Assignment:
i. Palette -> Assignment
ii. Name: UpdateCity
iii. Variable: {!InAcct.BillingCity}
iv. Operator: equals
v. Value: San Francisco
c. Add Fast Update
i. Name: UpdateInAcct
ii. Variable: {!InAcct}
d. Connect Assignment → Fast Update
e. Set Assignment as Start Element
f. Save as Auto Launched Flow (Name: Flow1), and Activate.
2. Create Process to trigger Flow:
a. Process Name: Proc1
b. Object: Account; when created
c. Criteria Condition: No criteria - just execute
d. Immediate Action: Launch a Flow
i. Action Name: InvokeFlow
ii. Flow: Flow1
iii. Field: InAcct
iv. Type: Reference
v. Value. [Account]
e. Save and Activate
3. Create a new Apex Test Class
a. Setup -> Develop -> Apex Classes, New
b. Code:
private class MyTestClass {
static testMethod void validateHelloWorld() {
Account a = new Account(Name='Account1', BillingCity=’blank’);
System.debug('Account City before insert: ' + a.BillingCity);

// Insert Account
insert a;

// Retrieve the new Account
Account aOld = a;
a = [SELECT BillingCity FROM Account WHERE Id =:a.Id];
System.debug('Account City after Process + Flow: ' + a.BillingCity);

// Test that the trigger correctly updated the price
System.assertNotEquals(aOld.BillingCity, a.BillingCity);
4. Run Apex test in synchronous mode:
a. Open MyTestClass.apxc in Developer Console
b. Click the ‘Run Test’ button in upper right corner
*Hit error

5. Run Apex test in asynchronous mode:
a. In Developer Console, Test -> (check) Always Run Asynchronously
b. Click the ‘Run Test’ button in upper right corner
*Test passes, no error

Run the Test in Asynchronous mode,it will pass.

Is it Fixed?

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