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The Developer’s Guide to the Force.com Platform by Phil Choi, Andrew Fawcett, Glen Martin, Rick Greenwald

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Workflows

On the Force Platform platform, workflows are associated with particular Force Platform objects. The diagram below presents the anatomy of a workflow.

Figure 64. Steps in a workflow

Workflow processing is triggered by a user saving a record with a workflow action assigned to it. The Force Platform workflow engine evaluates whether this particular data change should trigger the workflow action. If the save action is appropriate, the workflow engine checks to make sure that this particular record meets the criteria described for the workflow rule. If the record meets the criteria established for the workflow, one ...

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