Solved

Need help writing a simple agent

Posted on 2004-03-22
7
169 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-18
Hi, I need to write an agent to replace the values of a field AccountManager when its value is empty to become "administrator". I have written the code below but it doesn't work. Does anyone know why?
@If(AccountManager="";"administrator";AccountManager);
0
Comment
Question by:kwamemiller
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 31

Accepted Solution

by:
qwaletee earned 50 total points
ID: 10652305
SELECT AccountManager = "";
FIELD AccountManager := "administrator"


Note: you had it all in lower case, I assumed that was correct.
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Sjef Bosman
ID: 10652321
Hi kwamemiller,

The formula seems OK, Do you have sufficient access to the documents? Is it a special field (Reader/Author)?

Cheers!
   Sjef
0
 

Author Comment

by:kwamemiller
ID: 10652390
Thanks qwalatee, your code works!! Don't know why the code I wrote doesn't execute though but in the meantime, I'll be using your code. Thanks also to Sjef.
Kwame
0
 
LVL 31

Expert Comment

by:qwaletee
ID: 10653359
Agents have two parts -- one part tells it which documents "qualify" (the SELECT), the rest tells the agent what to do with the qualifying document.

So, we select docs that have a blank value.

OK, now what do we do with it?  Well, we can't just write "administrator" -- we have to tell it what to DO with administrator.  So, we tell it that there is a field named AccountManager that we wish to change to this value.  (The fact that the SELECT mentioned this field means nothing, since you might want to qualify based on one field, but change a different field.)
0
 
LVL 46

Expert Comment

by:Sjef Bosman
ID: 10655926
All points to Qwaletee!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

  In today’s Arena we can’t imagine our lives without Internet as we are highly used to of it. If we consider our life style just for only 2 min we found that face to face communication is swapped by e-communication.  Every Where from Works place to…
Notes Document Link used by IBM Notes is a link file which aids in the sharing of links to documents in email and webpages. The posts describe the importance and steps to create a Lotus Notes NDL file in brief.
In a recent question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29004105/Run-AutoHotkey-script-directly-from-Notepad.html) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to run an AutoHotkey script (.AHK) directly from Notepad++ (aka NPP). This video…
I've attached the XLSM Excel spreadsheet I used in the video and also text files containing the macros used below. https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2017/03_w12/1151775/Permutations.txt https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/201…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question