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  Asked By: Alma    Date: Dec 27    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 976

I have SPS3 and am using an OOTB issue tracking list. I have an
'assigned to' people picker field that is mandatory when created. The
requirement has changed and now they want an email sent to specific
persons if the person in that field is changed. I've looked around in
SPD but don't see how to accomplish this. Is this possible without
custom code?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Ravindra Salvi     Answered On: Dec 27

There really is no good way to do this in SPD or without custom code. An
event receiver handling the ItemUpdating event could intercept the change
and send an email  based on the field  being changed. The best you could do
in SPD would be a workflow, but that would fire after the change was already
committed and without digging into versions you wouldn't be able to tell
whether the column was changed  or not. An event receiver is the best

Answer #2    Answered By: Rahul Sharma     Answered On: Dec 27

I'd suggest adding a spare field  that just stores the previous
value of the Assigned field. If it doesn't match the current value, your
workflow knows that a change has been made. Then just update the history
field and you're ready to go. It's a bit clunky, but it gets you there
without custom code.

Answer #3    Answered By: Jagjit Phutane     Answered On: Dec 27

True, but I would throw code  at this one. It gets clunky with SPD. Simply catch
the ItemUpdating event and work your magic.

Answer #4    Answered By: Janak Jadeja     Answered On: Dec 27

Is there an article that describes how to do this that you know of?

Answer #5    Answered By: Jude Alston     Answered On: Dec 27

As a matter of fact, there is.


Let me know if that's not enough detail; I'm sure someone else will have the
same question at some point.

Answer #6    Answered By: Araceli Eaton     Answered On: Dec 27

This is possible through SPD workflow. Write an SPD workflow  for item
changed in that list  and have an action as email  to the person  in the
Assigned field.

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