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Need to pull the date of the last version from the revision history of a file attachment field

  • 1.  Need to pull the date of the last version from the revision history of a file attachment field

     
    Posted 6 days ago
    Hi,
    I would need to pull the date of the last revision of a file attachment (as included in the revision story) so to display in the record.
    Is there any native formula to do it?
    Pablo

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    Pablo D.
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  • 2.  RE: Need to pull the date of the last version from the revision history of a file attachment field

    Posted 4 days ago
    Hi Pablo, you can create an automation to do this. First, create a new table called Revision Dates, which just includes a date field called Revision Date. Then relate this new table as a child of the table where your file attachment field is located.

    Finally, create an automation whose trigger looks something like this:

    When a user modifies a record
    in this table: (table where your file attachment field is)

    Additional CRITERIA
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    Start the automation when
    Any of the following fields change: (your file attachment field)

    Then set up an action to add a record. When you do, select your new Revision Dates table so Quick Base keep a list of revision dates for each record.

    The action will just fill in one field, like this:
    (Revision Date) (Select from a calendar) (Today)

    so it will fill in the date the file was updated.

    Please note that this will set up tracking so, in the future, whenever a user updates the file attachment, you will record the dates. However, there is not a way to retroactively apply this to existing file attachment revisions.

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    Brian Cafferelli
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