Can't get my workflow automation to trigger

  • 31 March 2022
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I created the following automation but cannot get it to trigger:


I’m sure I using the correct variable names.  It saves without error.  I have tried a number of variations but no triggering.

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Hi @DavidHir, I took a look behind the curtain and looks like the Trigger is fine but there’s a problem with the Action.

I suspect it’s because of the last trigger condition - for Primary Contact it looks for a record ID but what you have there creates a text name.

Also for Name - you don’t need to use GETVALUE , we have a native variable company_name .

Anyways, here’s what I recommend:


One more thing - in my testing, if I created a Person that wasn’t attached to a Company, the workflow automation did not trigger. If you haven’t already, I recommend you make Company a required field when creating a new Person.

You can do this at Settings > Customize > Manage Fields on Records > People > Record Creation Rules.


Let me know if that fixes it :) 

Thanks, finally got it to work.  One problem I was having is that I had the Related tab open.  When I created a new contact, it would show the related tab with 0 opportunities, even though it had successfully create the opportunity.  That’s a bug.  


… And yes, I understand the issue with Company.  I will work on that a little differently.

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@DavidHir glad it’s working! About the “0 Opportunities” - does it still show 0 after you refresh the page?

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