Understanding the implications of auto-updating fields
Earlier in this chapter, we looked at the limits that exist when building process automation processes in the Lightning Platform. We detailed the limits at the org level but noted that the limits also apply at the object level. The process automation limits at the object level see a restriction on the number of active automation processes regardless of which automation tool is needed. This is because there is an underlying impact of auto-updating fields, whether the update is being performed using Workflow, Flow, or Process Builder.
The impact of auto-updating fields can lead to performance issues and also create record update conflicts during the updating of records and is an important concept to consider when building process automation in the Lightning Platform.
We will now look at two areas of concern that affect Workflow when auto-updating fields. These areas of concern are caused by the setting of re-evaluations of...