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Glenn Soden 9Glenn Soden 9 

Validation rule exception for dependent pick list values on Opportunity Stage

We have a validation rule on Opportunity Stage that does not allow most users to change to stage to "Closed Won".  There is a dependent picklist field "Sales Status" that has values which are aligned to "Closed Won" values/answers that we need those blocked users to be able to select even though they are not allowed to change Opportunity stage to "Closed Won"  ie; allow for the pick list values without changing Stage.   Would it be easier to have a pre-"closed won" stage without validation where the dependant fields that resides on Closed Won can be set prior to the fianl setting of closed won by those users that can modify stage?
Glenn Soden 9Glenn Soden 9
Correction - this is on Closed Lost.  Sales perople cannot change the stage to closed lost but need them to be able to pick list reason on dependant pick list
Akhil AnilAkhil Anil
Hi Glenn,

The easiest solution to this would be to remove the dependency of the picklists and keep them as individual picklists. The alternative work around is to introduce an additional stage on which you don't run this validation and allow the users to set the value in the dependent picklist.