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Confiforms OnModified - Only update fields that have changed

I have a form with several fields and there is the possibility of times where 2 people can be reviewing the same record at the same time. For example, if I have a date field set to today's date and user 1 changes that date to tomorrow and saves the record, the field behaves as intended and updates to tomorrow. If user 2 updates another field and saves the form after user 1, that date change is overwritten with today's date as that was the initial value and what is current on the record (as per the view on user 2's screen)

Is there a way to code an IFTTT macro to only update fields that have changed? This would help us avoid collision.

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This is the normal behaviour, as users work with data snapshot and send their version of data for submission. This happens everywhere.

Last submission wins

The solution might be to use individual edits (enabled via "view" macro) or add a "version" field type (definition) to enable the form to be versionable which makes the second submit fail, telling the data has been updated in between and needs to be refreshed first


Thanks for the quick reply and sorry for the late response. 

Sounds like the version field type would be my best bet to prevent collision, however, I've never used that field before (we recently updated our Confiforms version finally) and am wondering if it's as simple as injecting that field into my form? Tried looking for some detailed documentation of a version field type and how to use it but was unsuccessful. 

Just add a ConfiForms Field Definition with type "Version" into your form and that's it.


Easy fix all along, thanks so much!

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