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Can anyone help? I want to be able to auto populate a field within a SharPoint list based on the most up-to-date field within another list.

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List Details

Projects List - List of projects.

Fields inc. Project ID, Most Recent Comments, Status etc.

Project Comments list - List of Project Comments linked to Project List by Project ID.

Fields inc. Project ID, Subject, Comments, Created Date etc.

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Therefore the 'Most Recent Comments' field in the Projects List always has the latest comment.

I know I can either use a workflow or a calculated field but not sure how to start it.

Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Luke

  • Just to note that I am currently using Sharepoint 2010 Foundation. – Luke Hollinshead Aug 6 '13 at 13:44
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I found the solution was a lot easier than first thought.

I just created a Reusable workflow in SPD running an update event handler which triggers upon new or any changes made to my Comments list.

Thanks for your contributions regardless guys, much appreciated.

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You could use some javascript to query Comment list to find the most recent comment and push that value into the Project list form field. SPServices helps with a lot of these things.

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You can use ItemAdding event handler to autopopulate the field in the list.

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