Article published on the 16th of June, 2022.
The contents of this article may be subject to change due to ongoing development of WorkPoint Automate.
The Time displacement form step is used for choosing settings for how to time displace an entity about to be created.
Entity and list date and time fields can be time displaced to a fixed date, or be time displaced relative to the original entity.
A typical use case for time displacement is in a Case Management solution, where an organization works with frequently occurring copies of cases, e.g. financial statements, which must be worked out once every year, for example.
Instead of creating new cases for these purposes, a previous financial statement can simply be copied and time displaced by e.g. a year and various content e.g. from templates, can be copied over and reset.
Such a process might look something like the following:
The following image shows the settings for the Time displacement form step:
Step specific parameters
|Business module||String||Use this field to select the business module of the entity to time displace.|
|Business module entity||String||Use this field to select the entity to time displace.|
|Primary field||String||Use this field to select the primary time displacement field. (date and time fields only)|
|Additional fields||String||Use this field to select additional time displacement fields. (date and time fields only)|
|Type||String||Use this field to select the type of time displacement. Options are:
|Displacement type lock||Boolean||Use this field to set the Type field read-only when the form is displayed to users.|
|Period||String||If Type is "Relative", use this field to select by what to time displace the entity. Optios are:
|Period lock||Boolean||Use this field to set the "Period" field read-only when the form is displayed to users.|
|Interval||Integer||If Type is "Relative", use this field to select by how many of the "period" field to displace the entity by, e.g. 2 years.|
|Interval lock||Boolean||Use this field to set the "Interval" field read-only when the form is displayed to users.|