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How to concatenate two attribute values to set a third attribute value in Insight object

Using Insight Cloud:

I have an Employee ObjectType. I have three field in addition to the standard name field.

First Name

Last Name

Email Address

I am setting up an automation in the Object Schema to do the following:

On CREATION and / or UPDATE of an Employee Object, the name attribute and the email address are updated as follows:

name = (First Name) space (Last Name)

email address = (Firstname).(LastName)

When I edit the THEN portion of my automation, I select Action = Atrribute Value and I input the Attribute Name I want to update. I don't know what to put into the Value field. Whatever I enter there just gets input as typed into the Attribute value.


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Hi @Shaun McGuire 

You can use placeholders in the automation rule to achieve this, for example, in the Attribute Value action, use the placeholders as follows (as documented here):

Attribute Name: Name

Value: ${First Name} ${Last Name}

Thank you VERY MUCH for this answer. What is NOT clear in the documentation or original video is that you are using curly brackets, not just regular parentheses. Is there any documentation that talks about specific things like using ${fieldName} in expressions?

@Shaun McGuire as you mention, it seems the Cloud documentation is not very clear on this.

The server documentation is much better at addressing how to use place holders.

Like Steffen Opel _Utoolity_ likes this

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