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Set Approval Process Lock And Unlock Records Using Apex Code

Sometimes we have faced business requirement to Lock or Unlock records in Salesforce. We can use apex lock() and unlock() methods in the System.Approval namespace to lock and unlock records by passing in record IDs or sObjects.

To enable this feature, go to Setup | Search Automation Settings in the Quick Find box | click on Automation Settings. Then, select Enable record locking and unlocking in Apex.

Lock Record Example:

//Get records to lock
List<case> caseList = [SELECT Id From Case LIMIT 10];
//Lock records
List<Approval.LockResult> lrList = Approval.lock(caseList, false);

// Iterate through each returned result
for(Approval.LockResult lr : lrList) {
    if (lr.isSuccess()) {
        //Operation was successful, so get the ID of the record that was processed
        System.debug('Successfully locked account with ID: ' + lr.getId());
    }
    else {
        //Operation failed, so get all errors                
        for(Database.Error err : lr.getErrors()) {
            System.debug('The following error has occurred.');                    
            System.debug(err.getStatusCode() + ': ' + err.getMessage());
            System.debug('Case fields that affected this error: ' + err.getFields());
        }
    }
}

Unlock Record Example:

//Get records to unlock
List<case> caseList = [SELECT Id From Case LIMIT 10];
//Check locked records
List<case> caseLockList = new List<Case>();
for(Case c :caseList){
    if(Approval.isLocked(c.id)){
        caseLockList.add(c);
    }
}
//Unlock record
if(!caseLockList.isEmpty()){
    //Unlock records
    List<Approval.UnlockResult> ulrList = Approval.unlock(caseLockList, false);
    
    // Iterate through each returned result
    for(Approval.UnlockResult  ulr : ulrList) {
        if (ulr.isSuccess()) {
            //Operation was successful, so get the ID of the record that was processed
            System.debug('Successfully locked account with ID: ' + ulr.getId());
        }
        else {
            //Operation failed, so get all errors                
            for(Database.Error err : ulr.getErrors()) {
                System.debug('The following error has occurred.');                    
                System.debug(err.getStatusCode() + ': ' + err.getMessage());
                System.debug('Case fields that affected this error: ' + err.getFields());
            }
        }
    }
}

Send Email With Document As An Attachment Using Apex In Salesforce

Sample Code Approach 1:

//Get your document from document Object
Document doc = [Select Id, Name, Body, ContentType, DeveloperName, Type From Document Where DeveloperName = 'Your_Doucment_DeveloperName'];

//Create Email file attachment from document
Messaging.EmailFileAttachment attach = new Messaging.EmailFileAttachment();
attach.setContentType(doc.ContentType);
attach.setFileName(doc.DeveloperName+'.'+doc.Type);
attach.setInline(false);
attach.Body = doc.Body;

//Apex Single email message
Messaging.SingleEmailMessage mail = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
mail.setUseSignature(false);
mail.setToAddresses(new String[] { 'itzbiswajeet@gmail.com' });//Set To Email Address
mail.setSubject('Test Email With Attachment');//Set Subject
mail.setHtmlBody('Please find the attachment.');//Set HTML Body
mail.setFileAttachments(new Messaging.EmailFileAttachment[] { attach });//Set File Attachment
Messaging.sendEmail(new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] { mail });//Send Email

Sample Code Approach 2:

//Get your document from document Object
Document doc = [Select Id, Name, Body, ContentType, DeveloperName, Type From Document Where DeveloperName = 'Your_Doucment_DeveloperName'];

//Apex Single email message
Messaging.SingleEmailMessage mail = new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage();
mail.setUseSignature(false);
mail.setToAddresses(new String[] { 'itzbiswajeet@gmail.com' });//Set To Email Address
mail.setSubject('Test Email With Attachment');//Set Subject
mail.setHtmlBody('Please find the attachment.');//Set HTML Body
mail.setDocumentAttachments(new Id[]{doc.Id});//Set Document Attachment
Messaging.sendEmail(new Messaging.SingleEmailMessage[] { mail });//Send Email

Create Chatter Post With Attachment Using Apex

Sample Code:

//Upload File
ContentVersion cv = new ContentVersion();
cv.Title = 'Chatter Post Document';//File title
cv.PathOnClient = 'chattertestdoc.pdf';//File name
cv.VersionData = Blob.valueOf('Test Content');//File body (Add content or body of uploaded file)
cv.Description = 'Chatter Post Document';//File description
insert cv;

//Create Chatter Post
FeedItem fi = new FeedItem();
fi.Body = 'Chatter post from apex with attachment';
fi.ParentId = '0010I00002AbcMm'; //Record Id
insert fi;

//Associate attachment to the post
FeedAttachment fa = new FeedAttachment();
fa.FeedEntityId = fi.Id;//Chatter Post Id
fa.RecordId = cv.Id;//Document Id
fa.Type = 'CONTENT'; 
insert fa;