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Allow triggers on Idea merge operation

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Currently, the Ideas merge works differently from Account and Contact merges; for Ideas merge, nothing is deleted. The two ideas are connected together. Hence, delete triggers are not fired. One of the records is updated with the Id of the parent Idea but update triggers are not fired because this is not a typical update operation. It is like a ninja update or something. I had expected the update triggers to fire. Could salesforce consider allowing us to write triggers on Idea merge? This would make the merge operations consistent across these standard objects and also allow me to add custom behavior (e.g. rolling up ideas to opportunities). If some customers don't want this functionality, you could consider putting an option in the Ideas settings that allow customers to enable trigger on idea merge.

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