PAD - An Apex Micro Framework

Managing bypass mechanism in Apex

Performance management requires sometimes to avoid running all or part of the code. As an example, if you want to mass update a technical field value for all the records in your SObject, you probably don't want to waste time in running business logic.
PAD is an Apex class that is managing this situation. You can bypass any code by adding the 'bpAll' Custom Permission to the current user, or just bypass a block code by adding the dedicated permission to the running user.
trigger TestBeforeUpdate on Test__c (before update) {
		//call here your business logic
It is as easy as the above code to implement a bypass logic in Apex. Of course, the PAD class should be optimized for performance. And it is. No need to wait more, here is the full code of the class, that you can freely reuse and adapt (most of the time you don't need to change anything).
public class PAD{
	//Naming convention : all Custom Permissions starting with 'bp'
	//Can be changed - Name of custom permission to bypass everything
	private static final String bpAll = 'bpAll';

	//Can be changed - List of Apex codes that should run only once. Add any code to the list
	private static final Set<String> requiredOnce=new Set<String>();

	//List of Apex code that has already been run. Keep this list empty.
	private static Set<String> hasRun=new Set<String>();

	//List of triggers that can be bypassed
	public static String BypassTrigger{get; private set;}

	//List of Apex codes that need to be bypassed, dynamically and temporaryly managed by Apex Code
	public static Set<String> ApexForcedBypass=new Set<String>();//ex: 'AP123','AP432'

	public static Boolean bypassAll=false;//Can be set by Apex Code to avoid running any logic

	static{//init() can be called from testMethods too (after a runAs())

	public static void init() {//Retrieving all custom permissions assigned to the current user
		String strTmp='';
		for(CustomPermission cp:[SELECT DeveloperName,
				(SELECT Id
					FROM Setupentityaccessitems
					WHERE SetupEntityType='CustomPermission' 
					AND ParentId IN (SELECT PermissionSetId
							FROM PermissionSetAssignment
							WHERE AssigneeId= :UserInfo.getUserId()) limit 1)
				FROM CustomPermission
				WHERE DeveloperName LIKE 'bp%'])
			if(cp.SetupEntityAccessItems!=null && cp.SetupEntityAccessItems.size()>0)strTmp+=cp.DeveloperName+';';

	// return True if the code has to run. False if we must not run the code block
	public static Boolean canTrigger(String keyword){//If no bypass
		if(requiredOnce.contains(keyword)){//If it should run Once
			if(hasRun.contains(keyword))return false;//Already run, should not run
			hasRun.add(keyword);//Never run, can run only if not bypassed
		return(BypassTrigger.indexOf(';'+keyword+';')==-1 && !ApexForcedBypass.contains(keyword) && !bypassAll && BypassTrigger.indexOf(';'+bpAll+';')==-1);
To use the class and initiate a DML that should not run any apex logic, you will have to write a few lines like this:
boolean tmpOld=PAD.canTrigger('bpAll');
//do any DML here
To keep most of the code running and just avoid running selected blocks, this is the way to do it:
//Switch during the transaction into bpMyLogic bypass, then revert to the original value
boolean bCanTriggerMyLogic=PAD.canTrigger('bpMyLogic');
if(bCanTriggerMyLogic) PAD.ApexForcedBypass.add('bpMyLogic'); //Remove access
//do any DML here
if(bCanTriggerMyLogic) PAD.ApexForcedBypass.remove('bpMyLogic');//restore
PAD is a framework being used on more than 90% of Salesforce projects in France, and lots of Salesforce customers in other countries. After more than 10 years of development and usage, it is still very small.
I'm (JLA) the author of PAD. This page is the official URL where you can find the latest version of the code.
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