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can we add the append function in a formula text field? to see a list of all the people who last modified a record?


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    Hey Dude :),

    If you're trying to capture the history of who last changed a record, you can create a new field called "Last Modified By History" (make this an append field) and add it to your form. Then you can create a form rule that transfers the data in the "Last Modified By" field into the new history field (when the record is saved). This will give you the history of who last modified a record. Please note this only works when records are modified via the form and it will not work if records are updated via grid edit or via an import.

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      Create an field named [append] and set it to be append only and include a time stamp. Then set up two rules as follows:

      Rule1
      When
      [The record] [is saved]
      Action
      [change] [append] to <space>

      Rule2
      When
      [Multiple conditions] [are true]
      when [any] of the following coinditiosn are true;
      [append] [is] foo
      [append] [is not] foo
      Action
      [hide] [append]

      <space> is a single space and foo can by any text but make sure you put it in both criteria of the second rule.

      The combination of these two rules will set the append only field to space every time the records is saved but will effectively only list the user, data and time the record was saved as the value of the [append] will always be a single space.

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        thanks for the info.

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          doesn't the second rule hide the [append] box? I am not sure I understand how this would work.

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