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Brennan ButlerBrennan Butler 

Validation Rule to Give Warning

I want to write a validation rule that gives a warning but does not stop the workflow. What I need to do is, when an Opportunity is Closed Won/ Quote Submitted to Client, I need a flag or warning to show up that tells people to check to ensure accuracy on our Custom Date of "Estimated Production Start Date"

Is this possible?
James LoghryJames Loghry
A validation rule only works with errors, not "soft errors" or warnings.  However, you could get creative with perhaps a formula field (see the Stoplight image formula example), use a trigger / process to either email or @mention the user in a Chatter post.  Here's a related success community post I came across: https://success.salesforce.com/answers?id=90630000000gyM9AAI
William TranWilliam Tran
Typically this is done via javascript, so override your button to run javascript, use the oonfirm dialog (like confirm("Do you want to continue ?");) to ask whether they want to continue.  If yes, then proceed with the typical save (or whatever processing that button was intending to do).