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Optional Filter Help on Watch Record Trigger Module


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Hi Fusion Community,


- Set up a Watch Record trigger module on the task object, based the following filtering:

  • If the Planned Start Date or Planned Completion Date values on a task are modified (updated) to result in one or both of these dates falling outside the current month
    • OR
  • If the old state Status value is not equal to CPL (Complete) and the new state Status value is equal to CPL

I hesitantly tried just setting up a Watch Events trigger module, and then did the above filtering after that, but given we have lots of users updating lots of tasks, almost every second, I think I just about broke Workfront (and Fusion) - too many concurrent API connections (error), and a massive scenario queue that couldn't keep up.  FYI - using this method, I created a Set Multiple Variables module that took the new and old states of the Planned Start and Completion dates, as well as variable for NOW, and did a filter after that, using these variables, to filter out only the records I wanted to process.


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I'm not sure how to reference old state and state updates in the Optional Filter field on a Watch Record module.  Does anyone know how, or have another solution to prevent this scenario from firing incessantly? 





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Level 10


Hi Nick,


As an alternate approach (which also happens to be chock full of valuable side effects), may I suggest you periodically take baselines, then switch your logic to compare tasks' (moving) dates planned dates against their baseline tasks' (stationary) counterparts?