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Matt SchollMatt Scholl 

web-to-lead, assignment rule, auto-convert lead, workflow email alert


I am trying to use web-to-lead to insert a lead, assign it to the correct owner based on a field value, automatically convert the lead to an account and contact, then notify the contact owner of the new contact via workflow email alert.

I nearly have it working except the email alert goes to the original default lead owner, not the assigned ower, even though after processing the contact owner is correct. I suspect the problem is due to the order of execution and the fact that I had to use an asynch trigger to do the lead conversion.

I'd appreciate any help, thoughts, or alternatives.

Pseudo-code and code:

1. Web-to-lead - load field values; auto-convert set to FALSE
2. After trigger - auto-convert=FALSE, so lead not converted (delays conversion until 2nd time after trigger fires)
3. Assignment rule
4. Lead workflow rule - when created, set auto-convert = TRUE
5. After trigger - auto-convert=TRUE, so lead converted to account and contact
6. Contact workflow email alert - notify owner of new contact (***Here is where the problem is. Default lead owner is notified, not contact owner.***)

trigger LeadAutoConvert on Lead (after insert) {

global class asyncApex {
  public static void asyncLeadAutoConvert(Set<Id> leadIds) {
    List<Lead> leadlist = [select id, IsConverted, Auto_Convert__c, Chapter__c, ConvertedContactID from Lead where id IN:leadIds];
    for(Lead myLead: leadlist){
            Database.LeadConvert lc = new database.LeadConvert();
            lc.convertedStatus = 'Qualified';
            //Convert Lead
            Database.LeadConvertResult lcr = Database.convertLead(lc);
Hi Matt,

I would suggest you to use a Time-based workflow email alert instead and send the email after may be 30 minutes (0.5 hours) or 1 hour, so that the owner value is changed by then.

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