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Is there a batter way to calculate fields than using N52 Formula Manager? RRS feed

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  • is there a better way to calculate fields based on data spread in different entities? For instance grabbing a value from the Opportunity and the adding that to a field in Account? I am aware about the North52 Formula Manager but the costs are too high for a project I need to commit to. 

    Right now I'm using REST and Javascript to calculate fields - Surely there is a better way?

    Secondly, I have heard that Orion has a built in function that enables field calculations by default, so North42 will be pretty useless for our project but can someone confirm this?

    Tuesday, August 13, 2013 1:39 PM

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  • Calculated fields are best done using plugins. That way it doesn't matter how the values are modified (workflow, import, bulk edit, or user input) the plugin can fire to recalculate the total. Whereas using JavaScript, the only way the total will be calculated is when the user inputs the values from the form itself.

    Hope that helps

    Paul


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    Wednesday, August 14, 2013 6:43 AM