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Formula to select name modified by in Sharepoint

Posted on 2015-02-13
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is it possible to have a calculated field in Sharepoint list that will say something like this in the formula

if the column 'Approved' =Y get name from Modified
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
sorry but this will not work in calculated formulas as the "Modified By" column (with the internal name of "Editor") is of type "Person or Group" which is an unsupported column type for calculation formulas.

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Rainer
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Rainer Jeschor earned 2000 total points
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And alternative ways are:
1. Using a workflow
2. Using a scheduled Powershell script
The script should simply run a SPQuery to get all list items where Approved = Y and your  new column <> Modified By column
Tricky part would be to update the list item without changing the timestamps and modified by :-)
But this code should help:
http://www.sharepointsapiens.com/blog/update-item-document-properties-without-changing-modified-modified-fields-using-sharepoint-powershell/

HTH
Rainer
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