How to Create Validation Rules in Salesforce

Julie Contino |
 Learn Salesforce |
 Apr 4, 2022

In today’s video, we’re going to show you how to create validation rules in Salesforce. Validation rules are an effective way of keeping your Salesforce
data clean. With validation rules, the criteria written will evaluate as true or false. So if a user attempts to enter data that does not meet the rule’s
criteria, the user will not be able to proceed until they make the advised changes to correct the entered data. Here’s how you can create
validation rules in Salesforce:

1. Navigate to Setup.
2. Now, go to Object Manager and select the object you’d like to create validation rules for.
3. In the left-hand menu, select Validation Rules.
4. Now select New.
5. Now we’re going to write a condition for our validation rule. You’ll notice this is a similar practice to creating formulas. 
6. We’re also going to add an error message, so the user understands what changes need to be made to save the record.
7. Use the check syntax button to verify that your validation rule is syntactically correct, then once you’re done, select save.

Now we can test this rule by navigating to the object and attempting to create a new record. If the record passes the criteria, it will go through.
But if it doesn’t, we should see the record fail to save and the error message appears.

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Julie Anna Contino

Julie Anna Contino

Jr. Developer

Julie Anna is a junior developer with a passion for learning and problem-solving. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and has four years of development experience. She's excited to be a part of the Salesforce ecosystem and combine her previous experience with her passion for helping clients thrive.

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