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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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Workflow Field Updates

The previous workflow example caused an email alert to be sent in response to a data action. Another option for Force Platform workflows is the ability to actually make changes to data in Force Platform objects.

The previous workflow also gave hiring managers the option to be notified when anyone applied for a position. Frequently, though, managers are looking to hire someone when there is too much work for existing staff to complete, so they don’t want to be bothered with a lot of superfluous emails.

They also don’t want to be bothered with an overlong process of screening too many applicants, so senior management at Universal Containers has decided that as soon as a position receives 20 applications, the posting will ...

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