This is a trigger used in one of the Trailhead challenges. It is on the Contact object. It occurs before insert or update operations. It displays an error message if the contacts last name is invalid name. I don’t know what this means, when would it ever be INVALIDNAME? Is this some kind of system message?

trigger RestrictContactByName on Contact (before insert, before update) {
	//check contacts prior to insert or update for invalid data
	For (Contact c : Trigger.New) {
		if(c.LastName == 'INVALIDNAME') {	//invalidname is invalid
			c.AddError('The Last Name "'+c.LastName+'" is not allowed for DML');

This test class tests the above trigger. It creates a list of contacts where one of them has INVALID NAME as the last name.

Then there is a method where it uses ‘try’ and ‘catch’. I’ve seen this before but I’ve never really studied what it is. Apparently it tries to insert the list of contacts, which would cause the trigger to fire. And then it catches exceptions meaning any items of the list which don’t work?

private class TestRestrictContactByName {

    static testMethod void  metodoTest() 

        List listContact= new List();
        Contact c1 = new Contact(FirstName='Francesco', LastName='Riggio' , email='');
        Contact c2 = new Contact(FirstName='Francesco1', LastName = 'INVALIDNAME',email='');
                insert listContact;
            catch(Exception ee)

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