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Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

  • 1.  Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 12:45
    I have in one of my forms a dynamic rule that 'timestamps' a date and user field when a checkbox field  is flagged.
    Works nice :-)

    It might sound unlogical but in my situation I would like to undo these timestamps (empty them) when a certain condition is met.
    - In a perfect world the emtpy trigger should be when another person is selected from a drop downbox
    - as an alternative I already whould be happy when the fields are emtied when we unflag the checkbox field again. (like toggling between two statuses)
    I cannot find a way in dynamic form to empty a field based on a change in another field.
    Any workarounds or options I simply missed??



    (for whom is interrested:
    This has to deal with that projects in preparation bounce for certain preparing actions between contacts that provide certain information for a project before it is eventually assigned to a PM.
    This bouncing can happen a variable amount of times in any random direction- it's like controlling an Q&A process and trace where the action needs to go and who the current owner of te action='project-in-startup-phase'  is).

    Thanks!


  • 2.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:01
    Not sure how to do this natively but it may be possible. I would solve this with custom code. For example 
    If(_fid_1.value == false){_fid_2.value = ' ' }


  • 3.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:19
    Jan,
    Why can't you have a form rule to change some fields to blank?


  • 4.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:38
    There seems no condition 'when <field> change'
    the only conditions are like equal, not equal, less, after, etc.

    When I create dynamic rule on the same checkbox field and timestamps fields
    I could say 'When <field> in not equal to [checked]

    However in the actions there is no possibilty to:
    'action change <user field> [blank]'
    You are forced to select a user
      But I agree for a date  this could work, I will test that scenario later (tonight)


  • 5.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:40
    There is a form rule that triggers "when the record is saved".  Then you get to change fields based on fields changing.  Look for that a a choice in the form rule setup for the "When" box


  • 6.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:51
    smile smile smile.

    I woull have been surprised if you wouldn't be able to surprise me this time.
    This indeed seems to open the door to what I'm looking for .

    Thanks again!
     


  • 7.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:20
    Thanks for your suggestion Chuck,
    Immediatly a stupid -newbie- question back on your end:
    Where to put that code as the fields are normal date and user fields?


  • 8.  RE: Undo 'Action-> Change the current user & the current date/time'

    Posted 07-14-2017 13:22
    Jan, we should look at native solutions first. Form Rules or else Actions.