Is there a way to obtain the 'previous value'...

(Jesse Prud'Homme) #1

Is there a way to obtain the ‘previous value’ when working with Work Flow rules?

(Jesse Prud'Homme) #2

Thanks for your help! What I mean is: If a value changes that triggers a workflow rule, is there a way to find out what the previous value was (before the workflow rule was triggered)?

(Jesse Prud'Homme) #3

@Suvrutt_Gurjar EXACTLY what I was looking for. Thank you!!

(Suvrutt Gurjar) #4

Hi @Jesse_Prud_Homme, could you please mention,what are you looking for when you mention “obtain” previous value.

If you are looking to trigger workflows based on the update of a column value in a row,then you may wish to take a look at the section,“Sending Email When a Row is Updated to Have a Specific Column Value” in the following article - Workflow Workflow

(Suvrutt Gurjar) #5

Hi @Jesse_Prud_Homme,If you wish to capture the status of a field that triggered the workflow in say email that is sent on workflow trigger,

yes you can do that .

For example if you have set change in

[Status] column as trigger for the workflow, then you can write following expressions in the workflow email body or attachment template-


Before: <<[_THISROW_BEFORE].[Status] >>

Status After: <<[_THISROW_AFTER].[Status]>>