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Have calculated fields and logic hooks that your business depends on for reporting and business logic. Unfortunately those rules only run when a record is saved. Background Updater runs in the background to ensure your records are regularly updated so you can be sure your data is up to date.

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#4457 - Modified date and user?

In Progress General Question created by Vincent 2 years ago

Hi, Looks like a very useful add-on. First thought is will it change the standard modified date and modified by fields?

I have customers that use those fields in reports for things like tracking activities and other similar uses.

  1. namcorp member avatar

    Jackal Software Provider Affiliate

    2 years ago

    Hello Vincent and thank you for your question. In the end the job simply saves the record using the bean save functionality. So to answer your question at this time it will update the date modfied and modified by.

    This is a good point though and having that as a configuration option is a good idea. Are you saying for the use case you have you'd prefer to not have those fields updated?

    • Vincent member avatar

      Vincent

      2 years ago

      yes please, ideally if that's possible?

    • namcorp member avatar

      Jackal Software Provider Affiliate

      2 years ago

      Yes that is possible. In the short term if you like I can just modify an installable package to do just that. I think would be a nice configuration feature but I won't have time to implement that for the next few weeks.

      if you are interested please just start a trial and let me know at shad@jackalsoftware.com and I'll send you over a modified version you can install.

      Thanks you very much

    • Vincent member avatar

      Vincent

      2 years ago

      yes please, have some customers that will be interested. thank you

    • namcorp member avatar

      Jackal Software Provider Affiliate

      2 years ago

      Sounds good Vincent. If you start any trials again just email me and I'll send over a modified version you can use that won't update the date_modifed/ modified by.

      Thank you very much

    • Vincent member avatar

      Vincent

      a year ago

      hi, did you add this option or still planning stage?

    • namcorp member avatar

      Jackal Software Provider Affiliate

      a year ago

      Hello Vincent. This option is in the current version.

      Thank you

    • Vincent member avatar

      Vincent

      a year ago

      ah, ok, didn't see it in the release notes thank you

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